PCR COVID Testing Riverside & COVID’s Impact
PCR COVID testing Riverside brings access to millions. The city of Riverside resides in Riverside County, which is about 60 miles to the east of Los Angeles in Southern California. Riverside is a large and vibrant area known to locals as the ‘Inland Empire’, appropriately named for its location farther away from the coastline. Riverside is the largest city in Riverside County, and is surrounded by other dense suburbs such as Eastvale, Norco, Corona, and others. According to the Census, Riverside County has a population of 2.47 million in 2019, and the city of Riverside accounts for 330,000 residents of that total population. As we know from early on in the pandemic, densely populated areas have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic when it arrived severely in the United States in March. The city of Riverside and surrounding areas were no exception. Riverside County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County (the largest counties in the Southern California area) all declared a state of emergency, and put shelter at home orders in place for months. Now precautions are being put in place to slow the spread of the virus while still allowing businesses such as restaurants to reopen. These precautions include wearing masks, enforcing social distancing (such as spacing out tables), and increased sanitation. Another thing that the Riverside area is encouraging to locate outbreaks of the virus is to increase access to testing. Increased rapid COVID testing allows for the Riverside community to better access their health and take precautions accordingly to help slow the spread. Lifeline Health has partnered with COVID Clinic to provide a rapid COVID-19 drive through testing site offering a variety of approved COVID-19 tests, such as rapid and standard PCR testing. For more information on our site and how to schedule an appointment, visit our website.
What is PCR COVID Testing?
The FDA website is a great location for information on the most recent COVID tests that have been approved, what they are, how accurate they are, and how they are conducted. The FDA has approved the use of rapid PCR COVID testing in the United States. A PCR COVID test is a type of diagnostic test that can detect an active case of the virus. A PCR COVID-19 test detects genetic material of the virus using a lab technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR). These types of tests can also be called a molecular test, a health care worker collects fluid from a nasal or throat swab or from saliva. PCR COVID Testing is available at the Lifeline Health/COVID Clinic testing sites in the Riverside area as well as our Torrance location. For more information on the specific tests we offer (including which ones meet travel requirements) visit the COVID Clinic website.
Lifeline Health: PCR COVID Testing in Riverside
Lifeline Health has partnered with COVID Clinic to build a rapid COVID-19 drive through site in the Norco suburb of Riverside, California. Our Norco testing site is located on 5555 Hamner Ave, Norco CA 92860, and is open Sunday-Monday from 7:30am-9:45pm, making it easy to find an appointment time that works with your schedule. All of our workers are certified to extract a sample for your test, which should yield results within an hour, making it easy for you to know the status of your health and take precautions accordingly. We now take walk-in appointments, so feel free to stop by anytime within our hours. If you would like to make an appointment or learn more about our offerings, visit our website. We are happy to be serving the residents of the Riverside area in providing PCR COVID Testing, and keeping our community informed and safe.