Urgent Care located in West Valley, Yakima, WA

COVID services offered in West Valley, Yakima, WA

COVID -19 continues to affect the entire community of Yakima, Washington, and its surrounding regions. At Summitview Urgent Care, the experienced medical professionals offer multiple types of testing and antiviral medications to diagnose and treat COVID -19, preventing the spread of this widespread viral infection. Call the urgent care center today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.


What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. While the infection primarily affects the respiratory system, it can cause symptoms that impact many important bodily functions. COVID-19 can spread quickly through air and droplets, making it a dangerous illness that is difficult to control.

A proper diagnosis is essential to prevent COVID-19 from spreading throughout your community. Summitview Urgent Care is open seven days a week and offers multiple types of COVID-19 testing to diagnose and treat your condition as quickly as possible.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The symptoms of COVID-19 can vary. Some people experience severe symptoms that develop quickly, while the infection can remain dormant in others. Common signs of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever 
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Wheezing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

COVID-19 symptoms can last for several days or weeks. Some individuals experience brain fog and other uncomfortable symptoms even after they’ve recovered.

How is COVID-19 diagnosed?

Summitview Urgent Care offers two types of COVID tests:

PCR testing

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is the most accurate COVID test. It can detect the presence of the virus's genetic material (RNA) for highly accurate results. While the test is accurate, it can take three days to get your results.

Rapid testing

Antigen testing, or rapid testing, checks for specific proteins on the surface of the virus. This test can produce results within 15 minutes. 

Both tests typically require a nasal swab. Your provider inserts a long swab into your nostril and twirls it to collect a sample. They repeat this process in your other nostril to ensure the test is as accurate as possible.

How is COVID-19 treated?

Proper rest, fluids, and over-the-counter cold and flu medications are often enough to treat COVID-19. However, if you have risk factors, or if your symptoms worsen rapidly, Summitview Urgent Care offers Paxlovid™ antiviral therapy to help you recover from the infection. Paxlovid must be prescribed within five days of symptom onset. Call Summitview Urgent Care to talk to someone to see if Paxlovid would be a good fit for you.

Like the flu, you can contract COVID-19 more than once. To prevent serious complications in the future, your doctor may advise getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Call Summitview Urgent Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about COVID-19.