Scioto Urgent Care Has Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Testing

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Appointment Required during regular hours: 

Appointment required during regular hours for covid testing only. All other walk ins do not need an appointment.

No referrals required.  Covid-19 antigen testing using the Quidel Sofia system is an in office antigen test for anyone who currently believes they are infected with covid 19 with results available in office in 15 minutes. .  Keep in mind at times insurance doesn’t cover this test since its for an illness you had it in the past.  While supply lasts and may not always be available. Call for more details.

Current hours:

Sunday 11:00 AM–4:45 PM
Monday 10:00 AM–7:45 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM–7:45 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM–7:45 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM–7:45 PM
Friday 10:00 AM–7:45 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM–5:45 PM

Covid-19: How to Protect Yourself & Others

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Know how it spreads

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.


COVID-19 and Antibody Testing Available

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Looking for a coronavirus test?  Scioto Urgent Care is ready for you.

We currently have two types of testing.  Available during regular hours:

1. COVID-19 testing if you think you actively have the virus.  This is a nasal swab test is for people who currently have the symptoms.  It is sent out for analysis and the results are usually back in 2-3 days depending on the day it goes out. This test is the best to help rule out active infection and insurance usually covers both the visit and the cost of the test. 

2. Antibody testing – an in office antibody test is for all the people who believe they had Covid-19 sometime in Feb/March and want to know if it was this virus.  Keep in mind times insurance doesn’t cover this test since its for an illness you had it in the past.  This blood test with while you wait results costs $95.  Point of care tests are while supply lasts and may not always be available.  

Zika Virus Makes First Appearance in Columbus Via Caribbean Traveler

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What You Should Know About Zika
Columbus, OH- A traveler returning from the Caribbean unknowingly became the first person in the state of Ohio to carry the disease which has spawned international concern, notably due to an upcoming Summer Olympics to be held in Brazil. There has been a lot of talk about this disease, but Ohioans should be aware of how it may affect them, directly and indirectly. At Scioto Urgent Care in Columbus, we felt we should share some helpful information. Zika is a virus that has been widely known for approximately 50 years, but it is unclear why we are now seeing these clinical symptoms.  Zika infection, in most people, is a non-specific infection consisting of rash, low temperatures, and joint/muscle pain. Currently, the main concern for Zika is with pregnant patients, as it has become known that there is a definite causal link between Zika infection and microcephaly. Microcephaly is a condition where the head of a baby is smaller than normal. “Patients who are either pregnant or planning to become pregnant should take special precautions regarding Zika.”, advises Dr. Marc Pesa of Scioto Urgent Care on Sawmill Rd. in Columbus. “Early involvement of OB-GYN is essential for patients Zika positive and pregnant.”, he continues. There is also a suspected link between Zika and an uncommon neurological disorder called Guillan-Barre syndrome.  In this syndrome, a patient’s own immune system begins attacking the peripheral nerves which induces weakness that can be life-threatening. What are your chances of becoming infected with Zika? “It is almost always transmitted via a mosquito vector but recently has been shown to be transmitted sexually, perinatally and through blood transfusions.”, notes Dr. Marc Pesa of Scioto Urgent Care. The carrier mosquito is the Aedes Aegyptii and it is mostly found in tropical climates, and becomes increasingly uncommon the more temperate the climate.  It can possibly be found in Columbus, but is not the predominant mosquito here. For a temperate climate such as ours, it’s perhaps more likely a person will be sick as a result of travel to tropical and sub-tropical zones, or sexual contact with an infected person in the area. Now that you know what is Zika is, and how it is transferred, we want you to be able to protect yourself. The best way to avoid the virus outside is to avoid the bite.  The mosquito breeds in standing water and feeds mostly at dusk and dawn.  Wear long sleeves and DEET containing mosquito repellent. If you are traveling in a climate conducive to this mosquito, you must take these steps. A little prevention can avoid many complications down the road. If you are pregnant, avoid travel to known Zika hotspots, and if you are unable to avoid such travel, be vigilant and stick to our protocols. If you know someone who is infected or displaying symptoms, avoid sexual contact. At Scioto Urgent Care, our goal is the health of patients and as proud residents of Columbus, the general health of our community. We hope this information will be helpful in putting this virus into context and helping with any fears about its spread based on news coverage. One of the best actions for viruses such as Zika is information and prevention. Armed with these tools, your health can be safeguarded.
About Scioto Urgent Care Scioto Urgent Care is one of central Ohio’s leading urgent care facilities. Located on the Northwest side of Columbus (near Dublin & Upper Arlington) the urgent care center has been treating patients since early 2004. Scioto Urgent Care is a convenient health care alternative when your regular family physician is closed or you can’t get a timely appointment. The Northwest Columbus urgent care location is open everyday, including weekends and holidays. You do not need to be a regular Scioto Urgent Care health care patient to enjoy our convenience and medical care. No appointment is necessary. Just walk in and receive care when you need it most.   Media Contact: Marc Pesa, Scioto Urgent Care 4760 Sawmill Road Columbus, OH 43235 Phone: (614) 789-9464 Fax: (614) – 789-9575

Back to School Means Reminders on Handwashing

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handwashing-banner1 Kids are notorious for their ability to (unwittingly) transmit germs at school. One of the best ways to avoid getting sick is so simple. Proper handwashing! It not only prevents sickness from affecting your child, but you too! Check out this great guide from the CDC: Go to CDC Tips “Handwashing is like a “do-it-yourself” vaccine—it involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy.”