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Strep Throat: Frequently Asked Urgent Care Questions

Worried you might have strep throat? Our Urgent Care is Nearby, and Ready to Help!

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If either you or your child is experiencing a sore throat, painful swallowing, nausea, fever, or other symptoms of strep throat, one of our nearby urgent care clinic is here to help! We are open every day and do not require appointments, so we’ll be here for you when you need us, including for pediatric needs.

Get same day answers and strep throat treatment, inluding a strep test, diagnosis and needed medical care, at STAT MED Urgent Care's nearby walk-in medical clinics in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.

Four convenient locations: Concord, Dublin, Lafayette, and Livermore. No Appointment Required. Insurance Accepted, including Medicare. Discounts for Cash Pay.

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Frequently Asked Patient Questions

Below are some questions our patients frequently ask about STAT MED Urgent Care services for suspected strep throat. Please feel free to call any of our clinics for further information. Click here for urgent care clinic directions, hours and contact information.

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Can STAT MED Urgent Care Test and Treat a Strep Throat? Yes.

Led by experienced clinicians with backgrounds in emergency medicine, our network of urgent care clinics treats a variety of everyday health concerns, including strep throat.

If you or your child is experiencing a sore throat, painful swallowing, nausea, fever, or other symptoms of strep throat, we are here for you -- 7 days a week, including evenings and holidays. No appointment required.

Can I go to STAT MED Urgent Care for strep throat care today? Yes.

The majority of our Bay Area clinics are open 7 days a week, including evenings and weekends.  These include Pleasant Hill / Concord, Livermore, and Lafayette. The one exception is our newest clinic, Dublin,  which is currently open 8am-6pm weekdays and will expand hours soon. In the meantime, STAT MED Urgent Care - Livermore is just 10 minutes away from our Dublin clinic.

Can I get a strep test at STAT MED Urgent Care? Yes.

The first step toward finding relief from your symptoms is determining their cause. STAT MED Urgent Care is equipped to provide fast and convenient diagnostics. If we suspect you or your child may have strep throat, we’ll likely perform a rapid antigen test or throat culture to confirm the presence of streptococcus bacteria. Both of these tests are simple and painless, involving only a quick swab toward the back of the throat.

Do I need an appointment to get strep throat care at STAT MED Urgent Care? No.

No appointment is required to seek medical attention at STAT MED Urgent Care, including the care of sore throats and suspected strep throat. If you'd like to save time,  though,  we recommend you pre-register online by clicking the link on our clinic locations page associated with the clinic that is most convenient for you.

Does STAT MED Urgent Care take insurance, including Medicare? Yes.

STAT MED Urgent Care accepts most insurance, including Medicare. We also offer cash discounts and affordable cash rates Kaiser and other HMO subscribers. 

Is strep throat treatment at STAT MED's urgent care clinic expensive? No, especially compared to bills from an ER.

Your out-of-pocket costs for urgent care will vary depending on a number of things, including your insurance coverage co-pays and deductibles or our cash pay discounts. We are in-network with most major insurance carriers, but please contact your insurance carrier for specifics of your coverage.

Whether you have insurance or not, managing your medical care costs down is all about choosing your best care option that doesn't compromise on the quality of your care.

For many non-life-threatening issues, the ER is unnecessarily costly and time-consuming. A better choice is STAT MED Urgent Care. While service capabilities in the urgent care industry vary by provider, STAT MED Urgent Care clinics have the staff and facilities to address 70% of the kinds of medical issues that many emergency rooms see.

Who will provide follow-up care for my strep throat? It depends.

You can return to your primary physician for strep throat follow-up care or come back to visit STAT MED.  As our patient, you can be assured that you’ll always have somewhere to turn for expert guidance.

Will my urgent care clinician refer me to a medical specialist if needed? Yes.

STAT MED Urgent Care practitioners are happy to refer patients to any needed local medical specialist. While we are an independent, locally-owned urgent care, we know the qualified medical specialists in our communities so you will get to the right specialist for your needs.

Consider Urgent Care First for a Strep Throat Test and Sore Throat Treatment

Stop by STAT MED Urgent Care the next time you need treatment for a  suspected strep throat or any other non-life-threatening health concern. Our immediate medical care centers in Concord, Dublin, Lafayette, and Livermore serve residents of many communities throughout San Francisco’s East Bay, including Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Alamo, Tracy and beyond.