COVID-19 Testing in Mission Viejo, CA

gloved hands holding the results of a COVID testResidents of Mission Viejo, California, who are experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as fever, sore throat, coughing, or body aches, may be wondering about COVID-19 and whether they should quarantine. To learn if your illness is COVID-19 or something else, turn to Saddleback Family & Urgent Care for COVID-19 testing. Once we are able to diagnose your condition, we can create a treatment plan to put you on the road to recovery.

We offer the following types of COVID-19 testing at our Mission Viejo clinic:

Rapid Antigen Tests

COVID-19 rapid tests are best for determining if the coronavirus is currently active in the body. The process involves collecting a sample from the nasal cavity with a swab, then analyzing that sample for the presence of the coronavirus.

PCR Tests

Viral polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are similar to rapid antigen tests—they also require a sample collected by a nasal swab—but they provide a much more detailed glimpse into the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the body. A PCR test can detect the coronavirus even in asymptomatic patients.

When Should You Get Tested for COVID-19?

To speak with a doctor about COVID-19 testing and find out whether you should be tested, schedule a visit with one of our board-certified physicians. While you’re here, our providers will determine which COVID-19 test is best for your situation and help you understand the results.

Make a Same-Day Reservation or Stop By Our Clinic Today

Saddleback Family & Urgent Care makes it easy to connect with a qualified healthcare professional. We accept same-day reservations and walk-in visitors at our clinic in Mission Viejo, CA, and strive to keep wait times low. Schedule your appointment or visit us for COVID-19 testing today.

How to get a Test

Saddleback Family and Urgent Care offers hassle-free COVID-19 testing.

Have symptoms?

If you are experiencing a fever or respiratory symptoms, please walk in or make a same-day reservation. We perform both rapid antigen and viral PCR testing at our clinic. 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.

No symptoms?

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. We can also provide antibody testing if you’ve been vaccinated or believe you had a previous infection.

Concerned about COVID-19 in your child?

If your child develops symptoms, has been exposed to COVID-19, or needs a test for school, Saddleback is here for you. We perform COVID-19 testing for kids right in Mission Viejo. Our friendly medical providers will ensure your child feels safe and comfortable during the nasal swab test.

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! Just walk in, or start your visit online today 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

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. 

Shallow Nasal Swab Viral PCR Tests

This highly effective test uses a shallow nasal swab, which is more comfortable for patients than earlier COVID-19 tests. The 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 COVID-19 Antibody Tests are now here.

This blood test only requires a finger prick. You will be seen in the office, not curbside. The test takes 15 minutes to run. Our physician will explain your results, answer your questions, and explain what having antibodies means for your day to day life. Please contact your insurer to determine your out-of-pocket costs. Learn more $

Please Note:  We are an urgent care center with the ability to provide COVID-19 testing. We are NOT a state testing site. If you have symptoms and are uninsured in search of a free test, please check the state of California website.

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23962 Alicia Parkway, Suite I-1
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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