Strep Testing

About Strep Throat

Sore throat is most commonly caused by a virus, but strep throat is an infection caused by bacteria. It is a mild infection but can be very painful

Strep throat is more common in children than adults and includes common symptoms such as:

  • Sore throat
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Fever
  • Red and swollen tonsils

To learn more about strep throat causes and symptoms,
visit the CDC website here > .

If you think you might have strep throat, our pharmacies now offer a convenient service that saves you both time and effort, our rapid strep test. No appointment needed, and we offer convenient hours and locations to get you back to life quickly.

If the results are positive, our pharmacists will dispense antibiotics along with care instructions. If the results are negative, you can have peace of mind that there is no contagious bacteria and our pharmacists will provide over-the-counter recommendations to help you start feeling better. To find a pharmacy, click here >

During your visit

Our pharmacies accept walk-ins and have extended business hours to help you get in and out quickly.

  1. You will be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire.
  2. Our knowledgeable pharmacist will perform a throat swab and discuss your symptoms.
  3. Our pharmacist will provide you with a personal treatment plan and care instructions.