The Coronavirus Epidemic – FAQ
What is Coronavirus?
The coronavirus or also known as “Covid” is a current epidemic and serious public health problem that has affected many lives all over the world. It can be spread from person to person, and is highly contagious. If you are an older adult or have underlying health conditions you may be at a higher risk for contracting the disease.
Cases are continuing to rise with typical symptoms that include fever or chills, fatigue, cough, headache, sore throat, new loss of smell or taste, diarrhea, shortness of breath, vomiting or nausea, and muscle or body aches. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it is important to check in with your doctor or a healthcare professional and share what you are experiencing. It may be time for a screening and to get tested for Covid.
What are the Types of Testing?
The testing that we perform at our center is called an Abbott Rapid PCR Test. Abbott has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), delivering positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes. This allows someone who is looking for urgent covid testing to get their results very quickly.
How is Testing Administered?
The coronavirus testing is administered with a sample that is taken by a swab in the nose. It is performed in our medical office and tested at an offsite medical clinic. Results are complete within an hour of testing and will be emailed to the patient.
How Long Does the Test Take?
The tests for covid are fairly quick and can be performed within 5 minutes. It is relatively easy and painless to do. You may experience minor discomfort while the swab is being placed, but most patients have stated that the screening does not cause any pain.
How Do I Get Tested for Covid19?
If you think you have Covid and feel any of the typical symptoms, it is probably necessary to reach out to the healthcare providers at our office, located in the city of Camarillo, CA to get more information on testing options. Our center offers testing for cash paying patients for $150.00 or you can go through your insurance provider.
How Much Does Testing Cost?
Our office offers our patients covid tests at a low rate of $150.00. In some cases your insurance may pay for full or partial tests, but all depends on what type of insurance you have. The best option is to contact your insurance provider for guidance and for more information on what is covered.
How Do I Get Testing at Spanish Hills Interventional Pain Specialists in Camarillo, CA?
Our office is located in the city of Camarillo, CA and we proudly serve patients in the county of Ventura and other county public surrounding areas. Our community of doctors are highly trained and qualified to treat pain. We are devoted to the health and wellness of our patients and are dedicated to guiding you through the stressful process of handling the COVID 19 illness.
All Doctors at Spanish Hills Interventional Pain Specialists are committed to the treatment of our patients and strive to provide the best care possible. The Covid tests are administered by our highly trained staff in the comfort of our office. Recent changes have made it possible to get rapid testing at an urgent care or medical clinic, making it easier for you to get tested for covid.
How do I Make an Appointment for the Covid Test?
The best way to receive a covid test is to reach out to one of the appointment coordinators in our Camarillo office to set up an appointment. Our office is located in the city Camarillo, CA, near Ventura and Ventura County and our phone number is 805-419-2377.
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When to Seek Urgent Care
If you are concerned, or believe you may have any of the symptoms listed above, reach out to a coordinator at our office. We are located in Camarillo, CA and serve Ventura, and the Ventura County population, but we can provide care to anyone no matter what city or county you are located in. We welcome all who need rapid testing from San Diego, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside and our local cities in the area.
Staying Safe in Your Community
There is currently no vaccination or cure for Covid19, but a lot of information has been released on how to keep yourself and others safe. The guidance and health recommendations for staying safe in your community during this epidemic, is to limit your business and public exposure, avoid close contact with others, wash your hands frequently, wear a mask or cloth face covering, cover coughs and sneezes, and clean and disinfect whenever possible.
It may be difficult to avoid going out completely, but if you do have to go into work, a public place or a hospitality business, it is best to wear a mask to protect yourself and others. The biggest struggle with this public health concern is that we do not know when a vaccine will be available. The best option we have right now is to practice these safety measures to reduce the risk and spread of the disease.
If you or someone you know believe that you may have Covid19, please reach out to our Ventura County office. We serve people in this county and other surrounding areas, and would like to help you achieve optimal health, during this difficult time.