FirstMed has no higher priority than the safety of our patients, our employees and our community.
FirstMed is closely monitoring the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our clinical leadership has implemented, and is continually reviewing protocols consistent with the CDC guidelines to ensure the quality and safety of the care provided to our patients.
It’s possible to catch COVID-19, and not know it. That’s because not everyone infected with the virus has symptoms. But there’s a fast blood test that may tell you if you’ve ever been infected. It’s called an antibody test.
You may hear it called a serology test. It looks for certain things called antibodies in your blood. Your body makes these when it fights an infection, like COVID-19. The same thing happens when you get a vaccine, like a flu shot. That’s how you develop immunity to a virus. The antibody test isn’t checking for the virus itself. Instead, it looks to see whether your immune system -- your body’s defense against illness -- has responded to the infection.
When you have a non-life-threatening illness or injury, FirstMed Urgent Care provides high-quality, affordable, and convenient medical care at a fraction of the time and cost of an emergency-room visit.
To reduce viral spread for patients and staff alike, FirstMed is dedicated more than ever to providing a safe, clean environment for all of its patients — whether we’re screening for strep, performing a pre-employment physical or x-raying a fractured arm. We know that you’re worried, and we want you to know we’re doing everything we can to keep you safe during this stressful situation. Here’s what you need to know before your visit:
Increased sanitation In addition to the safety precautions above, staff will be frequently disinfecting all shared surfaces and practicing meticulous hygiene procedures between patients.
If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should
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