As the nation adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic, COVID-19 testing remains an essential health service. At Calvary Urgent Care, a team of outstanding family medicine practitioners offers comprehensive testing services to residents of Humble, Texas. If you or a loved one needs testing, call or schedule an appointment online as needed.
There are many different reasons why people seek out COVID-19 testing. Very often, testing is done to meet the requirements of an institution or organization.
For example, some summer camps, kids, and youth organizations require proof of a negative COVID-19 test before enrolling or participating in group activities. Some travel experiences also require a negative COVID test before departure.
Of course, a common reason to have COVID-19 testing is when symptoms develop. Knowing whether or not you have a COVID infection empowers you to take action to reduce the risk of spreading the disease to others in your family or community. In this way, COVID-19 testing is a critical part of public health.
Knowing the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 is vital and helps you know when to seek testing for yourself or a loved one. Some of the indications of an infection include:
As you can see, these symptoms are common among many illnesses, including cold and flu. Testing is the only way to know for sure if you have COVID-19.
If your testing comes back with a positive result, don’t panic. Most people can fight off a COVID-19 infection in much the same way as a bout of the flu or a severe cold.
However, for those who are immunocompromised, COVID-19 can cause serious symptoms and threaten overall health and wellness. Even some people who are otherwise healthy can experience severe symptoms.
Your Calvary Urgent Care team can explain the full range of treatment options, including self-care you can do at home to ease symptoms while you recover. They can also assess your condition and let you know if you might need hospitalization during recovery.
If you need a COVID-19 vaccine, Calvary Urgent Care can check your immunization record and ensure you have the vaccines and boosters required to stay in line with the latest health recommendations.
You can set up COVID-19 testing by calling the office or spending a few moments on the online booking page. Walk-in testing is also often available.