Ten Ways To Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

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At University Urgent Care in Fort Worth, TX, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer patients of all ages COVID-19 testing. Our ER doctors at the urgent care center maintain all CDC guidelines, so our patients and staff remain healthy during this time. Our team can discuss many helpful ways to help prevent the spread of coronavirus with our patients.

How can you get coronavirus?

Coronavirus is a respiratory illness spread through droplets in the air from someone that is infected. These droplets can enter your nose, mouth, or eyes to infect you. At University Urgent Care, we offer diagnostic testing for anyone who may be experiencing coronavirus or who may have been exposed to someone who has recently been diagnosed.

What are some common coronavirus symptoms?

Many men and women infected with coronavirus often experience various symptoms, while others don’t experience any. Some of the most common symptoms of coronavirus include:

  • Coughing

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Chills

  • Fever

  • Sudden loss of taste or smell

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

When you’re experiencing any suspected symptoms of coronavirus, you should be tested immediately at our Fort Worth, TX urgent care center.

How to prevent the spread of coronavirus

There are many ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including:

  1. Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or with hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol or higher.

  2. Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.

  3. Maintain at least six feet between you and other people.

  4. Wear an appropriate mask for coronavirus when around others, especially those outside of your household.

  5. Cough or sneeze into a tissue that you dispose of in a trash can.

  6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, faucets, remote controls, and phones, daily.

  7. Take your temperature when you’re experiencing known coronavirus symptoms.

  8. Get a COVID-19 test when you’ve been exposed to or have signs of coronavirus.

  9. Quarantine when you suspect you may be sick while you’re waiting for your coronavirus test results.

  10. Stay home since reducing your interaction with others lowers your risk of contracting coronavirus.

COVID-19 testing in Fort Worth, TX

There are two types of diagnostic tests we use to test for coronavirus in Fort Worth, TX:

  1. Viral testing: This test looks for an existing infection. Our staff will use a nasal swab to collect a sample from the back of your nose and/or upper throat. This test is for those who may be currently infected and might be contagious. The virus can be detected 2 – 3 days after initial exposure. Most of our patients receive their results in 3 – 5 days.

  2. Antibody testing: The antibody testing determines if you had coronavirus previously, based on antibodies found in your blood. One of our physicians will take a sample of your blood to look for immunoglobulin M (IgM) and immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies. The presence of either tells us if your body has fought off coronavirus and if you’re a carrier. It doesn’t detect antibodies until at least ten days after exposure. You can expect results within 2 – 4 days. Most insurance providers cover this test.

At University Urgent Care, we offer COVID-19 tests to patients who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms or who were around someone who tested positive. After visiting our Fort Worth, TX urgent care, you don’t have to return for your results as our staff will call you with them. We recommend you self-quarantine until you receive your results for the safety of others around you.

Get tested for coronavirus today

At University Urgent Care, our ER doctors can test you for coronavirus. We work hard to ensure our facility is always clean and follows CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. We are conveniently located in Fort Worth, TX, and serve the Frisco Heights, Tanglewood, Paschal, and TCU neighborhoods. We offer virtual health visits with our telemedicine service so we can treat patients without the need to visit our urgent care center. This helps protect our patients and staff from exposure to coronavirus. Wear an appropriate mask for coronavirus and visit University Urgent Care if you need COVID-19 testing.

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