NOTE: COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE. SCHEDULE YOUR VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT or CALL 832-447-6454 TODAY.
COVID-19 TESTS AVAILABLE AT ZION:
RAPID ANTIBODY ($25*), RAPID ANTIGEN ($25*), SAME DAY PCR TESTING ($75**), & ANTIBODY COUNT TEST
APPOINTMENTS RECOMMENDED FOR ALL COVID TESTS AT THIS TIME.
You are highly likely to have coronavirus if:
IF YOU HAVE FEVER WITH COUGH OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH +
YOU HAVE COME IN CONTACT WITH A PERSON SUSPECTED OF HAVING CORONAVIRUS INFECTION.
Other common symptoms of the Coronavirus infection include:
- General body aches,
- Chest pains,
- Extreme fatigue,
- Sudden loss of sense of smell or taste,
- Sore throat,
If You Have Received a COVID-19 Vaccination, But Are Still Experiencing Coronavirus infection symptoms:
- First, stay calm. All the CDC approved COVID-19 vaccinations have been shown to prevent most people from getting sick but this is still a very new situation. Scientists are still learning how long the effects of the vaccine last, how well they prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 to others, etc.
- Second, stay at home (self-quarantine) unless you are having shortness of breath. If you are having shortness of breath you should get medical help.
- Third, determine whether you need to be seen by a doctor by calling your doctor for telemedicine (Note: If your doctor doesn’t provide telemedicine, you are welcome to call Zion Urgent Care’s direct line for telemedical care – 832-447-6454 – 9AM-9PM, every day of the week).
- Fourth, when your symptoms have subsided, consider getting a quantitative reading of your body’s antibody response to your COVID-19 vaccination to gain a clearer sense of how your body is doing. Click this link for more details on this option Zion Urgent Care Clinic has secured with a specialized laboratory, Allermetrix.
If You Would Like to Know How Effective An Immune Response Your Body Has Developed After Receiving a COVID-19 Vaccination, Please Click Here for Further Information.
What Should You Do If You’re Highly Likely To Have Coronavirus infection:
- First, don’t panic. Not even everyone who contracts the virus needs special medical care so keeping a clear head is important.
- Second, as noted above, it is best to stay at home (self-quarantine) unless you are having shortness of breath. In that case, you should get medical help.
- Third, determine whether you need to be seen by a doctor (Note: If your doctor doesn’t provide telemedicine, you are welcome to call Zion Urgent Care’s direct line for telemedical care – 832-447-6454 – 9AM-9PM).
If You Potentially Have the Coronavirus, Whether You Are Told to Go to ER or to Stay at Home and Self-quarantine, Don’t Forget To:
- Use a mask (note: it doesn’t have to be N-95, any surgical mask will help) when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or, if soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid sharing personal household items, dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home and Wash the items thoroughly after use.
- Clean and disinfect: “high touch surfaces” which include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables
Lastly, for all of us, why not continue to wash our hands regularly and for 20 seconds at a time? This is the best and easiest way to protect ourselves and the people around us.
Dr Teddy Teketel, M.D.
Zion Urgent Care Clinic.
* = Cash prices listed above for those without insurance.
** = $100 for doctors visit required (due to lab work) in addition to cash price listed above for those without insurance.