Medical and Supportive Care for Covid-19 in College Park, New Carrollton, MD and Falls Church, VA
Express Healthcare provides medical and supportive care for Covid-19. Read below to learn more about how we provide Covid-19 supportive care near you. Call us for more information.
These are trying and confusing times for everyone! Information about Covid-19 is not always clear, and so it is easy to feel anxious or uncertain about how to best go about your life until the virus is entirely under control. At Express Healthcare, we hear you, and we want to help in any way we can to care for you, whether that means testing, medical advice, or any other medical help. Our compassionate and professional medical team is here for you!
Where can I get tested for Covid-19?
If you are looking for an established medical clinic to get tested for Covid-19 in the areas of Lanham, College Park, or Berwyn Heights, Maryland, we are pleased to let you know that Express Healthcare Urgent Care Clinic provides safe and effective testing for Covid-19 to any patients that are experiencing symptoms of this global virus. Recognized symptoms of Covid-19 include fever, chills, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, and headaches. If you have any of these symptoms, feel free to contact us at one of our Express Healthcare locations. Our medical professionals take all of the necessary precautions to ensure that all of our patients are kept safe. We have clinics in Lanham, College Park, and Berwyn Heights, Maryland.
Who is most at risk of Covid-19?
While anyone at any age can contract Covid-19, those who are most vulnerable to getting sick and experiencing an adverse reaction to the disease include the elderly and those with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems. Those who are 65 years and older are at a particularly high risk of getting severely sick from Covid-19. Examples of health conditions that can complicate Covid-19 include asthma, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), heart disease, obesity, and multiple sclerosis (MS).
However, if you are young and do not have any underlying medical conditions, it is still vital to be careful and follow the official guidelines to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, not only for yourself but also for those around you. Covid-19 can spread through asymptomatic people. As such, it is crucial to practice proper hygiene and social distancing to protect yourself and those you love.
What are the different kinds of tests for Covid-19?
There are two standard tests for Covid-19; namely, the serology test and the polymerize chain reaction test (PCR). That said, these tests have different methods and aims. The serology test, also known as the antibody test, looks for antibodies in your blood that your immune system has built up in response to the Covid-19 antigen, to neutralize the virus. As such, the serology or antibody test is useful for determining if you have been infected but have recovered. This information helps garner statistics about the relative immunity or vulnerability of any given region to Covid-19. That said, it is not as capable of detecting Covid-19 early on, and is not used to diagnose Covid-19, as a result.
For arriving at positive diagnoses of Covid-19, the best kind of testing is the PCR test, otherwise known as molecular testing or nucleic acid-based testing. PCR tests take nasopharyngeal swabs from the nose and back of the throat to look for the Covid-19 antigen in nasal secretions. Since this testing looks for the antigen, which arrives before the antibodies are developed, it is far more effective than serology tests for detecting the early presence of Covid-19. As such, the primary use of PCR tests is to diagnose the virus in individuals.
What is Express Healthcare doing in response to Covid-19?
At Express Healthcare, we are following closely along with all of the developments of Covid-19 in our communities, in Maryland, in the United States, and the world at large. We are strictly adhering to official guidelines given by the city, state, and national officials to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Our main priority is to ensure that our patients and employees are kept safe from Covid-19, as much as it is in our power. As such, we regularly disinfect our clinic, implement social distancing protocols, and offer telemedicine appointments to those that are sick or prefer to stay home.
If you need testing for Covid-19 or need medical care or advice concerning this global virus, please contact us at Express Healthcare Urgent Care! Call us at any one of our locations, or book an appointment online, either in-office or virtually.