More than 50 walk-in locations

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that affects the back of the throat. Strep throat can only be diagnosed by a doctor after taking a strep culture or rapid stress test. What does strep throat virus look like? You will see little dots of red, similar to strawberry skin, that are on the soft or hard palate. Lots of white streaks or white patches on the throat or tonsils are another symptom.

Strep throat is contagious and requires an antibiotic. If you think you have strep throat come see an experienced physician at FastMed Urgent Care. Our medical professionals can give you a rapid stress test to determine if you have strep throat in less than 10 minutes. Visit to find a walk-in clinic near you. We are open 365 days a year with extended hours.

About FastMed

FastMed Urgent Care owns and operates nearly 200 centers in North Carolina, Arizona and Texas that provide a broad range of acute/episodic and preventive healthcare services 365 days a year. FastMed also provides workers’ compensation and other occupational health services at all its centers, and family and sports medicine services at select locations. FastMed has successfully treated more than six million patients and is the only independent urgent care operator in North Carolina, Arizona and Texas to be awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for quality, safety and infection control in ambulatory healthcare. For more information about locations, services, hours of operation, insurance and prices, visit

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