How to get a Test
Saddleback Family and Urgent Care offers hassle-free COVID-19 testing.
No Walk-ins / Online Reservations Required
If you are experiencing a fever or respiratory symptoms, please make a same-day reservation. We perform viral PCR tests, and offer rapid tests. All COVID-19 related visits are conducted virtually, and tests will be administered from your car. After registering, you will receive SMS text message instructions on how to conduct your visit.
Whether you are looking for a test because you believe you may have been exposed, you are planning to travel, or you are preparing for a procedure, we can help. Please reserve your appointment online before coming in.
Have a Monarch insurance plan?
Saddleback Family & Urgent Care is a Monarch-designated testing facility — which means that we can consult and provide you with an appropriate COVID-19 test without needing to call for prior authorization! Start your visit today online to schedule your COVID-19 test or to see us for any of your other healthcare needs.
Tip: When inquiring about COVID-19 test results or visit follow-up, you can message our team via the patient portal. Your test results will also be uploaded to the patient portal. Sign up or log in here.
Types of Available Tests
Viral PCR Tests
This molecular test is the most accurate for determining if you have an active SARS-CoV-2 infection. It detects the virus’s genetic material. During the test, a Saddleback provider will insert a nasal swab, which looks like a long Q-tip, about two inches into your nose and swirl it around for a few seconds. The swab is then removed and sent to a lab for testing. Turnaround times for results may vary, and generally take 3-4 days.
Rapid Antigen Tests
The Sofia SARS Antigen FIA test is a rapid antigen test that offers quick, same- or next-day results. This test is performed by swabbing your nose for a fluid sample to determine if the sample contains proteins found on the surface of the coronavirus. We recommend this test if you are currently experiencing symptoms consistent with those of COVID-19, such as cough, fever, breathing issues, sore throat, gastrointestinal distress, body aches, fatigue, headache, or recent loss of taste/smell. Results of this test are most accurate when the test is administered within 1-5 days after symptom onset. Results will be available within 24 hours.
Cost to you: We will bill your insurance for the test. Please contact your health plan directly to verify coverage specific to your policy. If you are uninsured, the total cash-pay cost is $150 for the visit and test.
We do not offer antibody testing at this time.
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