COVID-19 FAQs


 

Notes updated as of March 03, 2021.


Can I be swabbed for COVID-19 at your facility?

Currently, our office has COVID-19 nasal swab tests. As long as supplies last, patients who are seen through telemedicine or otherwise instructed by a provider may be swabbed in the parking lot of our office.

I am having some symptoms that could be classified as COVID, what should I do?

If you have symptoms such as: cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, diminished taste or smell, abnormal fatigue, congestion, headache, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, and are interested in testing, please speak with a receptionist to be scheduled for a Telemedicine appointment with our nurse practitioner to discuss the appropriate tests and management of your symptoms. Please do not come into our office if you have these symptoms without approval from a Triage nurse.

I’m not experiencing any symptoms, but want to be tested for COVID just to make sure. Can I do this with your facility?

If one of our providers orders your test here, our office does provide drive-thru testing even if you have no symptoms. A quick telemedicine appointment is still usually required.

I have been in direct contact with a person who tested positive for COVID, what should I do?

If you have come into direct contact with a confirmed COVID-19 positive person and have not completed your COVID vaccinations plus two weeks immunity delay, please quarantine in your home for 10 days following your last encounter with the positive person.  Testing may be indicated after 5 days from the LAST contact to allow you to leave quarantine if you are still completely asymptomatic.

I tested positive for COVID. How long do I need to isolate before it is safe for me to be around other people again?

If you have been diagnosed positive with COVID-19, please remain isolated for at least 10 days after your symptoms started, plus 24 hours fever-free without the use of antipyretics. If you continue to have symptoms past the 10-day mark, please continue to quarantine until your symptoms are improving for 24 hours.

What medications can I take to prevent or alleviate symptoms of COVID?

At this time, there are no prescription drugs or other therapeutics approved by the FDA to prevent or treat COVID-19 through our outpatient clinics.  We recommend treating your symptoms with the standard over-the-counter measures as with other viral illnesses (such as a cold or flu).  If you have questions about what over-the-counter medications you may take, please talk with one of the Triage nurses.

Please be courteous and conscientious of others – wear a mask, wash your hands often, and social distance.  This not only protects you but protects others as well!

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