Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing in Kingwood, TX
If You Are Experiencing Symptoms of the Coronavirus, Call Kingwood Urgent Care as We Are Now Offering COVID-19 Testing. Call for a Virtual Visit With Our Clinic Today
Today, Kingwood Urgent Care is offering curbside testing for anyone experiencing the symptoms associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19). If you or someone you care about is experiencing any symptoms, please call our clinic at (281) 360-7502. We’ll provide you with remote care and, if necessary, invite you to our clinic ‘s curbside for safe testing. Read on to learn more about coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in Kingwood, TX.
Who needs coronavirus testing?
If someone is suffering from the minor symptoms commonly associated with a viral infection, that person may need to be tested. The minor and most common symptoms of a coronavirus infection are:
- Dry cough
The symptoms above are most often mild, but may be more severe. Also, a patient may experience more serious symptoms like:
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Pressure in the chest
- Movement loss
- Speech loss
It can take some time for symptoms to show themselves, so they may not become obvious until 2 to 14 days after infection. It’s possible that a patient may not even show any symptoms at all. You and your family may seem symptom-free, but please remember that it’s still important to do social distancing, frequent hand washing, and the other precautions health officials recommend.
If you or someone else in your family is having any of the symptoms we mentioned above, and if those symptoms are minor, then you should get tested. However, if someone is having symptoms that are or may be life-threatening, then it’s necessary to call 911.
How can you test for coronavirus?
For the virus, there are actually 3 tests: the antibody test, the instant test, and the normal viral test. The antibody test can check whether a person previously had the coronavirus. This testing is useful to medical professionals because it can help them track the spread of the virus in your area, and it may even help them find antibodies to the virus. The antibody test is for patients without symptoms.
Thanks to the instant test, emergency patients can be tested right away to check whether they currently have the virus. However, this test is limited in supply, so it’s for emergency use only.
The normal viral test is the one a non-emergency symptomatic patient will need. The method used for this test is easy; it’s a simple nasal swab. Kingwood Urgent Care can provide this test, but please do not come see us in-person, as this could put our other patients and our staff at risk of infection, and it could put you at risk if you’re not currently infected. Instead, please call our clinic at (281) 360-7502. After you call us, we’ll evaluate your symptoms remotely, and if we need to, we’ll set up a phone or virtual visit with one of our doctors. If we determine you should be tested for the virus, we’ll invite you over to our clinic for curbside testing.
So what is a virtual visit with a doctor?
A virtual visit is a kind of telemedicine, and this is healthcare provided over the phone or internet. For a virtual visit, a computer, smartphone, or similar device is needed as well as an internet connection. The patient has a videoconference with a doctor. Services like advice, diagnosis, and recommendations for treatment can be provided during a virtual visit. A phone visit is also possible with us at Kingwood Urgent Care.
Because the coronavirus is very serious and very contagious, it’s important to have telemedicine instead of face-to-face medicine.
Do you provide coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in Kingwood, TX?
Yes, we do. Kingwood Urgent Care offers this service near you, so if you believe you need to be tested, please stay home and call us at (281) 360-7502. We’ll evaluate your symptoms remotely and decide whether you need a virtual visit or curbside testing. We appreciate your cooperation and carefulness during this time!