What kind of COVID-19 testing does Newport Beach Urgent Care offer?

COVID-19 Virus Testing:

Nasopharyngeal swab to determine if virus particles are present. This test is appropriate for patients who have symptoms of COVID-19 or essential workers who do not have symptoms but may have been exposed to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing:

Blood draw to determine if virus antibodies are present. This test is appropriate for anyone who does not currently have symptoms of COVID-19.

Newport Beach Urgent Care is performing drive-up COVID-19 testing. If you have symptoms including – fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, loss of taste/smell, general illness – please reach out. We have options for you to receive contactless care to be evaluated by one of our providers via a Virtual Visit, and receive an appointment for a drive-up test if warranted.

ESSENTIAL WORKERS: We are offering priority COVID-19 testing to all essential workers, even those without symptoms. We are asking all essential workers, including healthcare workers, first responders, postal workers, pharmacy workers, food and agriculture workers, grocery employees, public works and other infrastructure employees, to please schedule a virtual visit to be evaluated for testing.

COVID-19 virus test results are returned to us within 2 to 4 business days. Our medical team calls every patient who has been tested to report their test results, regardless of a positive or negative result.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Antibody testing will help to understand the immune response to COVID-19 and the presence of antibodies could suggest future immunity. Researchers haven’t determined yet whether a person who has had and recovered from COVID-19 is protected from getting it again, but this is an important first step.

The antibody test is a blood draw that is performed during an in-center visit. Our center is safe and you can skip the waiting room by reserving an appointment please call 949.760.8300

In-center visit process: What you need to know

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, chills, sore throat or body aches), or if you are an Essential Worker without symptoms, please schedule a Virtual Visit to find out if you should be tested for COVID-19.

All non-COVID Illness and Injuries: Our centers are safe and designed to ensure you are not exposed to COVID-19. To help keep everyone safe, please reserve your spot online to be seen at one of our centers. This will save you time and help us safely prepare for you and other patients.


The CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommends those either confirmed to have COVID-19 or those being evaluated for the virus to remain at home and to NOT visit public areas including work or school. Until a healthcare professional clears them for regular activity, these individuals should also refrain from using public transportation including ride-sharing services and taxis.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, individuals who have either come into contact with others known to have contracted the virus or those being evaluated for a possible COVID-19 infection should monitor their symptoms. While the CDC has provided a list of possible symptoms — including fever, shortness of breath, and cough — it’s important to note that not all individuals will experience the same symptoms and some may be asymptomatic, meaning they won’t show any symptoms at all.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry cough
  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms (chills, fatigue, body aches, etc.)

Schedule a Virtual Visit

If you are experiencing symptoms related to Coronavirus, please schedule a Virtual Visit with us. We offer Virtual Visits seven days per week for your convenience.

Evaluate Your Symptoms

One of our experienced medical practitioners will conduct a brief evaluation of your symptoms during your Virtual Visit to determine whether you need to come to a facility for testing.

Get Tested

You’ll be tested using a nasopharyngeal swab to determine if virus particles are present. We can perform drive-up testing for COVID-19 to limit your exposure to other individuals.