Covid-19 Testing & Treatment

Parent Q&A

Short swab Covid 19 test for kids? Jul 1, 2020 (3 responses below)
COVID-19 testing experience Jun 1, 2020 (2 responses below)
  • Short swab Covid 19 test for kids?

    (3 replies)

    I’ve been searching for a test site where my 3 year old can get a short swab test, with results within 48 hours. If you know of one please share!

    (For context- most testing sites don’t take children, require a screening or doctor’s referral, or take longer than 48 hours to provide results. No one in our family is symptomatic or aware of exposure. We’d like to get tested before seeing relatives to be safe, and our pediatrician recommended the short swab test for this particular instance.)

    Our daughter had a fever so we reached out to our Pediatrician.  We go to Sutter and tested her at Sutter on Milvia.  Results came back in <24 hours.  Not sure if you need a doctor's referral....

    One Medical can do an in-mouth swab for covid-19 testing! I just did it with my 14 month-old. We got in the same day that we booked it in Walnut Creek, but they have availability in Emeryville too.

    Our infant daughter also had a fever about 1.5 mo ago. She got tested at Sutter on Milvia with results in less than 24hrs. Luckily it was something else. Now we wanted to get tested again before grandma takes over while our daycare is on vacation. Sutter told us they won't test w/o symptoms. So we're headed to the county test site. I heard results are taking longer to come back, but it's better than nothing.

  • COVID-19 testing experience

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    Hello- I'm wondering if anyone has experience being tested for COVID-19 at one of the three free Oakland testing sites (Henry J Kaiser, Roots Community Health Clinic, or Allen Temple). Specifically, I'm trying to get a sense of what the turnaround time between getting tested and receiving results is. Thanks in advance for any info!

    Hi! I tested at the Emeryville site and it was a 48 hour turnaround. My doctor told me that I could expect the same from the Oakland testing sites. They are trying to get results back quickly due to people returning to the workplace.

    Hello, I wasn’t tested at any of those sites but various sources report the general turnaround time is 48 hours. That’s also what I was told when I was tested a few weeks ago and I felt lucky that my test results came in (negative) the day after I tested.