The COVID-19 pandemic has altered many of our normal daily activities, but the team at Holgistic is dedicated to offering top-quality care during these turbulent times. To that end, our medical doctor, and the team are proud to add rapid COVID-19 testing to the services available to residents of Royal Oak, Michigan, and the surrounding region. If you have worrisome symptoms and want to schedule a free COVID-19 test, call the office or book an appointment online today.
COVID-19 is a viral infection that can easily spread from one person to the next. Doctors are still learning about this novel disease, but it’s apparent that not everyone infected will show clear signs or symptoms.
When symptoms are present, they might include:
Because this virus affects some individuals more severely than others, it’s important to monitor your symptoms and come in for testing if you suspect you’ve been infected. If you’re planning to travel or work in a high-risk environment, testing may be required.
The Holgistic team understands the stress of waiting for a test result. The practice offers rapid testing services, which deliver results in as little as 15 minutes. This test determines if you have SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Testing is free and same-day appointments are available.
You’ll learn whether you have the COVID-19 virus the same day as your test. At that point, you can work with your practitioner to determine your next steps.
Until a safe and effective vaccine is widely available, the best way to protect yourself and others against infection is to follow the guidelines issued by the CDC. These include wearing a mask in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, practicing social distancing, and washing your hands thoroughly and frequently.
While COVID-19 is certainly a terrible health problem, it also offers an opportunity to focus on your personal health and wellness. Because researchers believe the disease has a greater negative impact on those with chronic health issues, this is the perfect time to make a thorough assessment of your health and look for areas where improvements can be made.
For example, many chronic health issues like diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol can be improved. Your practitioner can assist you in charting a course toward a healthier life, which can also help protect you against the ravages of viral infections like COVID-19.
Getting tested for COVID-19 isn’t painful. Most forms of viral testing involve gathering a small sample of cells from the inside of your nose or mouth with a special swab. The process may feel a bit uncomfortable, but there is no pain. Any unusual sensations last only a few seconds. There’s no need for advance preparation or recovery time after your test.
If you’d like to learn more about COVID-19 testing and whether you or a loved one should be screened, call Holgistic or make a same-day appointment online today.