COVID-19 Testing Hicksville (Long Island)
COVID-19 Test Now Available at Hicksville (Long Island)
The Omicron subvariant of COVID-19, BA.5, is now the predominant strain in the U.S. as per the CDC. It’s the most infectious strain to date and is able to evade immunity from prior COVID infections or vaccinations. The symptoms however are same as for other COVID strains. Being vaccinated helps protect you against severe disease. The CDC data that shows risk of death was four times higher for those over age 50 who had only the first booster, compared with those who had two boosters of COVID two boosters of COVID vaccines. New research shows that repeated COVID infection (asymptomatic, too) increases the risk for complications and long COVID. These include stroke, heart attack, diabetes, GI and kidney disorders and memory issues. The more the number of people infected, the more the chances for new variants to emerge. Vaccination is therefore encouraged.
COVID-19 testing for coronavirus, be it for South Africa, UK, or Brazil variants, is now available at Statcare in Hicksville (Long Island). Everyone in New York, including Hicksville, should assume they have already been exposed to coronavirus or have come into close contact with someone who has no symptoms but is a carrier. An infected person could spread the virus 48 hours before testing positive and symptoms start to appear. That’s why people also need to get tested prior to travel.
People who have been taking public transport may have come into contact with contaminated surfaces. Those who often have to head outdoors for work or errands may come in contact with a million people, some of whom are already infected.
It is recommended for everyone to stay home and avoid crowded areas. If you must go out, remember to wash your hands frequently, wear a mask, and maintain a social distance of 6 feet.
Our urgent care center providers believe that only with COVID testing of symptomatic coronavirus cases, prescribing isolation, and 14 days of quarantine to those who test positive can one control this pandemic and stop the spread of the virus. The New York State Department of Health as well as the New York City government has issued public health guidelines to help increase the rates of negative COVID-19 test results done by healthcare professionals.
If you have a family member who has lung disease, is older than 60 years, or has an immunocompromised state, you may want to screen yourself with our COVID-19 test for coronavirus. If the nasal swab generates a positive COVID-19 rapid test result, a PCR test is done on the samples collected for confirmation. COVID-19 PCR test results may take longer to come out but they are more accurate.
If you develop a cough and fever and tested positive for the virus, it is imperative that you stay isolated at home for 7 days or 72 hours after your fever and other symptoms are gone.
COVID-19 Test Near Me at Hicksville (Long Island) Urgent Care
We perform COVID-19 testing as per the United States CDC and local health department guidelines. But not everyone needs to be tested for the virus. Once you arrive at the COVID-19 testing site, our health care providers will check testing requirements and determine if you need one.
We encourage everyone to pre-register online or call to set an appointment rather than walk into our Hicksville road test site directly. Please follow the process as this helps to limit the exposure of our staff and keeps every patient safe and protected. We designed the process to avoid congestion in our office, reducing any health risk to the health care workers and patients.
To adjust to the current situation and to protect our staff and patients, we are shifting our registration process online to prioritize health. In order to do this, we will require a few things prior to your visit (it is recommended that you read the whole process before beginning):
- Please check-in online and select the next available appointment days ahead. If we are booked solid, we will call text, or call you if there are cancellations and if a new slot opens up.
- Confirm you have made an appointment by clicking Online Check-in on our website or by following the link sent to you. (Please remember to select the correct location and reason for visit).
Note: If you are a physician, FDNY, or EMT seeking medical assistance, upload your ID as well. Then send us a message on our chat and we will try to accommodate you.
- Once you have created the appointment, click on the yellow “PATIENT FORMS” to sign our consent forms and give us some demographic information. Please attach both sides of your Picture ID and Insurance Card (if you have one) to this link. Your appointment is only final once these documents are completed and we have verified your insurance.
- Once we receive the forms via DocuSign, our staff will text you with a confirmation of the appointment and instructions. If our staff needs any further information from you, we will contact you by text message or phone.
Hicksville, Long Island, NY Coronavirus Testing Location
Finding a testing site for Coronavirus is important to keep your health in check, especially now that the COVID-19 vaccine in New York is still being tried and tested. We offer in-clinic COVID-19 PCR tests and Rapid Antigen testing options. We also offer on-site community testing sites for businesses and events within the Hicksville (Long Island) area. We also have various COVID vaccination sites in NYC.
Main Phone: (917) 310-3371
Mon-Fri: 8 AM – 8 PM
Sat-Sun: 9 AM – 5 PM
Holidays: 9 AM – 3 PM