Rapid Strep Test

During cold season, a sore throat is a pretty common side effect that can be associated with illness’ such as a common cold. However, sometimes a sore throat can be attributed a bacterial infection caused by bacteria called Group A Streptococcus. Strep throat happens when this bacterium causes an infection in the back of the throat and tonsils. Here at Springfield Urgent Care, we offer a rapid test to diagnose strep quickly and get you treatment.

Testing for Strep Throat

The primary way patients are tested for strep is by a throat culture. A throat culture involves swabbing the throat for the presence of the Group A Streptococcus bacteria. The sample is then analyzed under a microscope and the lab will then determine if you do in fact have strep. The test itself is very quick and the results can be returned to you within 20 minutes. This allows our physicians to get you on an antibiotic as soon as possible and feeling better within the following days.

Treating Strep Throat

If it has been determined that you do have strep throat, one of our physicians will most likely prescribe you an antibiotic that will require you to take a pill on a regimented plan for 5-10 days. If you have a known allergy to any antibiotics, make sure you let the doctor and technicians know during your visit. While you wait for your antibiotic to get to work, there are a few things you can do to make you a little more comfortable. Some self-care tips are gargling warm salt water, taking over the counter ibuprofen and lozenges.

If you think you may have strep throat, stop into Springfield Urgent Care today to get a rapid strep test. We pride ourselves on quick service and quick results, right here in Springfield Township.

What Patients Are Saying About Us

Springfield Urgent Care’s convenient and patient-focused approach to urgent care has earned us thousands of glowing reviews from patients throughout the communities we serve.

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“By far the best Urgent Care I’ve ever been too. First, the employees are amazing and full of positivity. They know what they are doing and get stuff done. You actually feel safe there. I’ve never felt safe in an urgent care before from bad experiences until I walked into this one. I’m beyond grateful. I have to mention how beautiful and CLEAN the building is. If you need an urgent care go to this one you will not be disappointed.”

Ashley S.

“I don’t usually like going to any urgent care because of my bad experience BUT I love this Location. The staffs and the doctor are very nice and very friendly. One of the female nurses name Carrie. She is my favorite because she was nice and gentle when she was care for me. She also did my first Covid on my first visit there months ago. Thank You!!”

N.H.

“I rarely ever leave ratings of places, and don't think I've ever commented on one, if I have I don't remember doing so but this place is AMAZING!! I was in and out so fast. ALL of the staff was so nice and so efficient. The rooms are clean and the waiting room is so nice and clean and cute. They even have a coffee machine with options if hot chocolate, hot tea, coffee and even chicken broth which I thought was just so thoughtful!! I won't go anywhere else if I need an urgent care center!!”

Samantha K.
Clarkston

Clarkston

9749 Dixie Hwy Suite B
Clarkston, MI 48348

248.942.5888

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2116 S Milford Rd
Highland Charter Township, MI 48357

248.516.2300

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9547 Chilson Commons Circle
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

810.256.6678

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320 Town Center Blvd Suite C-101
White Lake, MI 48386

248.849.0365

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7025 E Michigan Ave
Saline, MI 48176

734.463.3616

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21929 E. Nine Mile Rd
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

586.207.0956

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Clarkston

9749 Dixie Hwy Suite B
Clarkston, MI 48348

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Highland

2116 S Milford Rd
Highland Charter Township, MI 48357

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Hamburg

9547 Chilson Commons Circle
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

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White Lake

320 Town Center Blvd Suite C-101
White Lake, MI 48386

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Saline

7025 E Michigan Ave
Saline, MI 48176

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St. Clair Shores

21929 E. Nine Mile Rd
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

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