Covid 19

COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Infected people will have a variety of symptoms. Most people will experience mild to moderate respiratory symptoms, others will need medical attention. 

Symptoms: 

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Fatigue

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Gastrointestinal issues (diarrhea, vomiting, nausea)

  • Body aches and pains

  • Headache 

Recovery from COVID-19 averages around 5-6 days, but can last 14 days in serious cases.

PCR tests are sent out to a laboratory for testing. It can take 3-4 days for results to come back (Disclaimer: results may take longer to come in due to the increase in COVID-19 cases).  This test detects the virus and can even detect fragments of the virus after recovery. This testing is very accurate if performed properly. 

Rapid COVID-19 testing is something we can do at the clinic. It only takes 10-15 minutes to detect the virus. Although the rapid testing is more convenient, they can produce false negatives or false positives. 

COVID-19 Testing for Uninsured Patients
 

HRSA is a government-funded insurance program that allows United States citizens to receive free COVID-19 testing. The testing includes both the PCR and the rapid tests. To be eligible, you must have a valid Social Security number and are not covered under insurance. 

Disclaimer: If we do not accept your insurance, you do not qualify for HRSA uninsured program. If you are uncertain if Auburn Urgent Care accepts your insurance, call us before you come to the clinic.  

Covid 19