Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ

Please refer to this page on a regular basis for updates as the situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing daily.  We recommend visiting cdc.gov for the most up-to-date information.

Do I have COVID-19?

The COVID-19 virus causes an infection similar to other respiratory infections.  Symptoms include fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath.  The only way to know if you have COVID-19 is to get tested.  The test is currently unavailable to our clinics.

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

Community Med DOES NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO TEST FOR POSITIVE COVID-9.  If you are experiencing the symptoms of a respiratory infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath) AND you have (a) had contact with an individual who tested positive or is waiting on test results for COVID-19 or (b) traveled to Italy, Iran, China, Korea or Japan, then please call the county health department at 214-819-2000 to coordinate testing.

If you are suffering symptoms of a respiratory infection but don’t have any of the additional exposure risk factors above, then we encourage you to visit any CommunityMed Urgent Care location for a comprehensive evaluation by our experienced medical professionals.

Does CommunityMed clear people to return to work?

We provider return to work/school excuses on a case by case basis. Anyone at high risk can not be cleared by CommunityMed.  We can not provide anyone with a 14 day quarantined excuse.

What is the Treatment for COVID-19?

In some infected patients, COVID-19 seems to cause an illness more severe than the flu. There are currently no treatments specific to COVID-19.  However, there are several interventions possible for those with COVID-19, or any other respiratory infection, which can help reduce symptoms and complications.  CommunityMed’s medical professionals will discuss appropriate options with you at the time of your visit.

Will I catch COVID-19 if I come into CommunityMed Urgent Care?

At CommunityMed Urgent Care we are taking appropriate precautions to protect our patients and staff.  This includes regularly cleaning and disinfecting all patient areas, administering masks to patients with upper respiratory infections, and separating any patients suspected to have COVID-19 from the general patient population.

How is COVID-19 spreading?

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.   Also, transmission seems to be driven primarily by those who are symptomatic.

 

If you have additional questions, then please don’t hesitate to call a CommunityMed clinic location near you.