Life Savers Emergency Room has opened FREE drive-thru COVID-19 testing facility at our Houston Heights ER location providing test results within 10 minutes. Testing at Life Savers Emergency Room location is open to anyone.
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(YorkPedia Editorial):- Houston, Apr 13, 2020 (Issuewire.com) – Life Savers Emergency Room of Houston, Texas has launched drive-thru testing for COVID-19 at one the convenient Houston ER locations. The Heights Houston emergency room, located in the Garden Oaks Shopping Center at 3820 N. Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77018, will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
If you’re in Houston, Texas and have recently traveled to an area with known local spread of COVID-19, are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath, have you been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or are a healthcare worker, first responder, nurse, physician, or anyone in direct contact with patient care then you are at risk for COVID-19.
COVID-19 has been rapidly spreading through our communities. Many local emergency departments have been overwhelmed by the number of people requesting testing. Not only does this strain our emergency departments, it also means patients may be spreading the virus while in the emergency department. Our convenient Houston drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will reduce pressure on our local emergency rooms while increasing efficiency and decreasing contact between possibly infected individuals.
“Symptom onset for COVID-19 is anywhere between 5 and 14 days. That means that many individuals are spreading the virus before they know they have it themselves.” says Dr. Foyé Ikyaator, founder of Life Savers ER. “In addition, there are reports of individuals carrying the virus and never experiencing symptoms. Those working with vulnerable populations or taking care of loved ones at high risk need to know that they aren’t unknowingly spreading the virus to others.”
The test is free if you have health insurance, as your insurance company is covering your testing fees as well as the evaluation by the Physician. The test is $99 if you do not have health insurance and $150 if you are asymptomatic. This covers the cost of the Physician evaluation, test kit and staff care. There are free government sponsored testing sites that you may source.
Early testing for COVID-19 will allow earlier identification of those infected whether symptomatic or asymptomatic. Isolating these positive patients will help prevent further spread of the disease, and will also enable them to let any previous contacts know they have possibly been exposed. Early testing is also important to the larger public-health picture in that it allows experts to better characterize the prevalence, spread, and contagiousness of the disease in a wider sample of the population.
Since Life Savers ER Houston was founded, it has been our mission to provide safe, comfortable, medical care without a long wait in a crowded emergency room. Providing drive-thru testing for COVID-19 helps us further this mission. Widespread testing of populations in other countries has been shown to help “flatten the curve,” identify areas of increased virus activity, and reduce further spread. We are committed to doing our part during this crisis.
Life Savers ER Houston is a valid testing site. Our tests use the same testing used by the Centers for Disease Control and hospitals across the country. We have been working with local government agencies and organizations to open these test sites in order to meet the needs of our community. As always, Life Savers ER is committed to delivering fast, compassionate, and precise medical attention. We give our patients the same level of care we would give to our own loved ones.
About Life Savers Emergency Room
At Life Savers 24 Hour Emergency Room, we are a team of health care providers dedicated to providing excellent and compassionate care. Our physicians, nurses, and staff pride themselves on their ability to exceed each patient’s expectations. Our goal is to deliver high quality, affordable, and efficient adult and pediatric emergent and urgent care. We understand what it means to have to visit an Emergency Room and our goal is to make the experience as comfortable and seamless as possible while providing high-quality medical attention. Life Savers 24 Hour Emergency Room is equipped to handle life threatening conditions quickly. Our wait time is 0 to 5 minutes. We have a strict NO WAIT policy. Your emergency or concern is our priority! Life Savers 24 Hour Emergency Room is your ER for immediate definite care. Do not hesitate to call us today or stop by our facility.
Life Savers Emergency Room
3820 N Shepherd Dr Suite A Houston, TX 77018
This Press Release was originally published by IssueWire. Read the original article here.