If you have flu-like symptoms, including muscle pain, fatigue, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell, see the experts at America First Urgent Care. The highly trained medical doctors and nurse practitioners offer COVID-19 testing, treatments, and vaccinations to help you feel better and recover as quickly as possible. Call the office in Coppell, Bedford, or Mesquite, Texas, or request an appointment online today.
COVID-19 is a common condition caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It’s a flu-like illness that can lead to severe symptoms in some people when left untreated. The America First Urgent Care experts are highly skilled in diagnosing COVID-19, minimizing its symptoms, and helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others.
The hallmark symptoms of COVID-19 include:
The symptoms often appear 2-14 days after being exposed to someone infected with the COVID-19 virus. The type and severity of symptoms experienced vary from person to person.
Some people develop complications associated with COVID-19, such as extreme difficulty breathing, pneumonia, heart problems, blood clots, kidney injuries, or other forms of organ damage.
COVID-19 spreads from person to person via droplets in the air or by touching shared surfaces and then touching your eyes, mouth, or nose. You can contract the illness by being in close contact with an infected person as they talk, cough, or sneeze.
To reduce the chance of contracting COVID-19, keep your distance from people with symptoms of the illness, wash your hands often, and avoid touching your nose, eyes, or mouth with your hands. Adopt healthy habits, eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and take dietary supplements if your provider recommends it.
The America First Urgent Care team can diagnose COVID-19 after discussing your medical history and symptoms, completing a physical exam, listening to your breathing, and completing a COVID-19 test.
The test may consist of a nasal swab, nose swab, saliva test, or blood test. After receiving the results, your America First Urgent Care specialist determines if you have COVID-19 and which steps to take next.
Your treatment plan for COVID-19 may consist of:
America First Urgent Care offers COVID-19 vaccinations and referrals to a specialist or hospital care if you have extreme COVID-19 symptoms or complications.
Call the America First Urgent Care office to get screened or treated for COVID-19, or use the online booking feature today.