COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, has swept the world, infecting millions of people and causing severe illness and death. Testing and treatment for COVID-19 are available at Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, in Selma, Texas. Call today to learn about COVID-19 protocols for patients, testing, and vaccinations, or use the online tool to book your appointment. Same-day testing is available.
COVID-19 Q & A
What are the in-place COVID-19 safety protocols?
To maximize patient safety, anyone coming to Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, is prescreened prior to entering the office. The staff performs COVID-19 rapid tests outside the building before entering.
If this rapid test comes back with a negative result, the staff admits you to the office to meet with your provider. If you have a positive result, they schedule a video telemedicine visit to provide you with the supportive care needed.
Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, can also inform you about COVID-19 vaccinations and how to get them.
What is a rapid COVID-19 test?
A rapid COVID-19 test, or antigen test, detects protein fragments that are specific to the coronavirus. Turnaround time is about 15 minutes. Rapid tests are most accurate if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
This rapid test gives faster results but sometimes less accurate results than the PCR test. PCR tests for the genetic material specific to COVID-19, even in people who don’t have symptoms. Results usually come back within 24-48 hours.
When should I schedule COVID-19 testing?
If you’re concerned about the COVID-19 symptoms you’re experiencing, contact Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, right away.
Signs of COVID-19 vary and include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
You come in for a same-day or next-day appointment and undergo curbside testing to determine if you have COVID-19. If you are positive for the virus, your practitioner treats you remotely and helps you manage your symptoms at home.
If you have symptoms but have a negative test result, you come in for treatment and to undergo other screenings and a physical exam to rule out flu, bronchitis, or another condition.
You may also schedule testing if you have no symptoms but were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Your workplace, school, or travel destination may also require you to get tested.
If you need COVID-19 testing, treatment, or a vaccination, contact Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, or use the online tool to schedule an appointment today.