Need a Strep Test in Tampa? For Fast, Friendly Service, Turn to South Tampa Immediate Care

drug-screening-tampaA Rapid Strep Test (RST) is a fast, effective way to determine if you are suffering from the throat condition called streptococcal pharyngitis. At South Tampa Immediate Care, we can perform this test right in our office by doing a fast, painless throat swab. You never need an appointment to receive a strep test or any of the other tests or treatments that our urgent care center provides. Our state-of-the-art clinic is fully equipped for a range of on-site lab tests, from Mono Spot and Influenza A/B to blood glucose testing.

Strep throat is a contagious bacterial condition that remains contagious until 24-48 hours after antibiotics have been started. In some cases, mono may mimic the symptoms of a strep throat. Either way, it is important to see a doctor quickly for a Rapid Strep Test and treatment if you think you may be ill. Indications that you could have strep throat include:

  • A severely sore throat
  • Pain when swallowing
  • The absence of cold symptoms like a cough or drippy nose
  • Swollen tonsils or lymph nodes in the neck
  • Yellow or white spots on the throat
  • Fever

If you do require antibiotics for strep throat after receiving a strep test and being evaluated by a board-certified physician at our walk-in clinic, we have an on-site pharmacy* available for your convenience. To learn more about getting a test for strep throat or sore throat treatment, patients in Tampa, Citrus Park, Town ‘n’ Country, or any of the surrounding areas can contact us today.

*Pharmacy is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No narcotic medications are dispensed at this location.