Strep throat is a throat infection caused by a bacteria called group A Streptococcus bacteria. The bacteria live in the nose and throat. Strep throat is contagious and spreads easily from person to person through airborne droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. 


Symptoms may include:

  • Fever
  • Swollen lymph nodes on your neck
  • Pain with swallowing
  • Red and swollen tonsils, sometimes with white patches
  • Tiny red spots on the roof of the mouth
  • Headache
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Rash 

The only way to safely diagnosis this infection is with a throat swab. But we make that easy too. After reviewing your online visit information, if our provider thinks you or your child has strep throat, you’ll receive a pass to go to a lab at a nearby Fairview Clinics for a quick test. Walk right in. No waiting room, no downtime in an exam room.


Please note:

We’re not currently able to submit visits for strep throat to insurance. If you’d like care for this condition, you must use a credit card, debit card, or Health Savings and Flexible Savings Account cards for payment.  In addition to the $45 visit fee, there is $54 fee for the lab test.


If our provider recommends a lab test, this service is offered at Fairview Clinics in Andover, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Elk River, Hibbing, Maple Grove, New Brighton, North Branch, Princeton and St. Paul.


If you are experiencing these or similar symptoms, start an OnCare visit today to receive a personalized treatment plan and feel better, faster. We provide treatment for strep throat to individuals age 6 to 65.