Physicians Now Urgent Care and many healthcare providers are taking action in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). While we closely monitor developments around the virus, we want to assure you that we have taken extra measures to ensure that our urgent care center is clean and well-equipped to accept patients, our staff are safe and healthy and we continue to provide our patients a reliable place for convenient, quality healthcare.
Where To Get Tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Physicians Now Urgent Care is now providing Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for patients who meet the appropriate criteria. We welcome you to schedule a telemedicine virtual visit (by phone or video) appointment today for further evaluation.
While our urgent care center is still open, for added safety and peace of mind, if you choose not to see us in-person during this period of time, we invite you to visit us via telemedicine. Request Now
The benefits of telemedicine/virtual visits?
You have the convenient access to our trusted doctors and health care providers from the comfort of your home or office, seven days a week. Just like an office visit, you can use your insurance for these virtual visits with our highly trained providers.
Our goal is to provide you, your family members, and the surrounding communities in Maryland a convenient, high-quality and affordable way to stay healthy.
What is the recovery time for the coronavirus disease?
The recovery time for COVD-19 varies according to the severity with which it affects the patient. For mild cases, recovery time is approximately two weeks or 14 days. In contrast, for severe or critical cases, it can take three to six weeks for recovery. Of course, recovery from the coronavirus is not a guarantee as the fatality rate ranges from 0.2% to 14.8% according to a few different demographics.
Who should be tested for the coronavirus disease?
Even if you have cold or flu symptoms that are related to COVID-19, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should or will get tested. There are four priority levels for coronavirus testing. They are as follows:
- Hospitalized patients and healthcare workers who show symptoms.
- Patients in long-term care facilities, patients that are 65 years or older, patients with underlying conditions or compromised immune systems, and first responders with symptoms.
- Essential workers with symptoms and individuals with symptoms in communities experiencing high COVID-19 cases.
- Individuals with no signs of the virus are not a priority.
Each testing location has limited testing kits. As such, they must be kept available for those who are higher on the priority list. If you are experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19 (i.e., fever, shortness of breath, and dry cough), it is crucial to either get tested or talk to a doctor about getting tested.
Request a telemedicine appointment to discuss your symptoms and concerns with a doctor. Your assigned doctor can then arrange a testing appointment, if necessary. In addition to COVID-19 testing, we also provide virtual telemedicine appointments at Physicians Now! You can make an appointment here.
Who is most at risk for the coronavirus disease?
While anybody can contract COVID-19, those who are most at risk of contracting the disease and experiencing critical symptoms are people aged 60 years or older and those with pre-existing medical conditions or compromised immune systems. Illnesses such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), heart disease, or diabetes put one at risk of developing a severe case of COVID-19. Those with autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or multiple sclerosis (MS) are also at high risk of experiencing adverse reactions to COVD-19.
What should you do if you think you have the coronavirus disease?
Whether or not you are considered at risk for COVID-19, you should practice good hygiene and social distancing to protect those who are at risk for the virus. Not everyone who has COVID-19 shows symptoms, which makes it even more pertinent to limit your interactions and adhere to the necessary precautions. Asymptomatic individuals are not seen as a high priority to get tested even if they have COVID-19 because they are not at risk of an adverse reaction to the disease.
If you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care right away. Stay home if you feel unwell. Follow the directions and guidelines of your local health officials. You may also call us in advance if you need to consult with a doctor or need to make a medical visit.
Do you currently offer Coronavirus COVID-19 testing?
If you require testing for COVID-19 or would like to speak with a doctor about the possibility of getting tested, we would be happy to provide either option for you at Physicians Now Urgent Care!
For your safety, we have virtual appointments available seven days a week.
If you need to visit the clinic, we are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and are located at 15215 Shady Grove Road, Suite 100, in Rockville, Maryland.
You can also call us if you have any other questions.
Stay safe and be careful during these uncertain times!