Updated: June 9, 2020
Total Care, Total Men’s & Total Medical is proud to offer FDA-Authorized COVID-19 antibody tests at all 26 Centers throughout Austin & DFW.
Do you all currently have FDA-Authorized COVID-19 tests?
Yes. We have worked extremely hard over the past two months to be the first healthcare system in Texas to gain access to FDA-Authorized tests for our centers in Austin & DFW. We currently have Cellex & Healgen Tests, while supply lasts. Once again, both of these tests are FDA-Authorized.
Who can get tested?
Anyone. Currently we can test anyone who would like to be tested, that is non-symptomatic.
What is the process to get tested?
Let us start by saying that things are changing on a weekly and sometimes daily basis depending on access to supplies. We please ask for patience since our teams have been working around the clock to deliver healthcare each day throughout Texas. We have a two part testing protocol, that includes two tests over a 14-30 day period.
1st Test: Our testing protocol consists of two tests, spread over a 14-30 period. Your first test will be our Phase 1 (D&G), Antibody test that is available at all 26 centers throughout Texas. Once finished and before you leave the Center, we highly suggest scheduling your re-test for 14-30 days out (Insurance Requirement).
2nd Test: Your second test will be 14-30 days (Insurance Requirement) after your first test. This FDA-Authorized test will be either Cellex or Healgen, depending on supplies at the specific clinic you’re scheduled at. Cellex and Healgen are both FDA-Authorized tests.
How much does this cost?
During this national emergency, if you have insurance that we are in-network with, the test will be 100% free, most health plans are even waiving co-pays. If you do not have insurance and want to pay a flat fee, we will provide you an office visit with one of our providers along with the testing for an upfront flat fee of $149. (We currently do not accept Medicare, Medicaid, or TriCare)
How can I book an appointment?
If you’re interested in getting tested, right now the fastest way to lock down an appointment is directly from our website, Click Here where you will get real-time access to all of our center’s LIVE schedules. Click the yellow button in the top right corner to lock down an appointment within seconds. Also, yes we are seeing men, women and kids at all our centers right now during this emergency.
Are you seeing men, women and kids right now?
Yes. We have opened up all our centers throughout Texas to see everyone, not just men at this point. Everyone is welcome.
Results of both tests are delivered in approximately 15 minutes, in-office, with patients having the option of waiting on-site or receiving a phone call to learn his or her results. At this time, most major insurance plans are covering the cost for testing, with many plans even waiving co-pays to encourage such testing. To take such a test, please make an appointment by Clicking Here.
We also have a corporate program, offering on-site antibody testing to employees. Employers can reach out to us to learn more by emailing at email@example.com
What are the most common symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
- Most cases in adults include mild symptoms, similar to those of the flu. These cases can be safely managed from home. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 is fever (a temperature over 100.4F or 38.0C), followed by cough and shortness of breath. These symptoms can be accompanied by body aches, fatigue, nausea and congestion.
- At least 80% of cases are mild and similar to the flu. Children seem to have even milder symptoms and tolerate the illness better than adults.
How is COVID-19 spread?
- COVID-19 is spread like other common viruses which cause a cold or the flu. This is typically via small droplets that are spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs.
- Being within close proximity to an infected person for a prolonged period of time (usually within 6 feet for 10 minutes) can put you at a higher risk of infection.
- Virus particles can also settle on surfaces such as doorknobs, countertops, and drinking glasses, or be transmitted through contact via shaking hands or kissing.
How do I prevent the spread of COVID-19?
- Simple measures such as routine hand washing (soap and water for 20 seconds or use of a 60% or greater alcohol-based hand sanitizer), avoiding touching your face and covering your cough or sneeze are helpful at reducing transmission. Due to limited supply, only persons with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should wear masks to help cover coughs and sneezes.
Do I have Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
- If you are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath, chances are that you have a common cold or flu, but it is possible you have COVID-19. Your chances of having COVID-19 would increase significantly if you’ve been in close contact (spending at least 10 minutes together within 6 feet) with a person who has been confirmed to have COVID-19.
Can Total Care Primary Care treat me for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
- There are no treatments for COVID-19 at this time. Most symptoms involve a moderate flu-like illness that resolves within 7 days. Treatment is similar to over-the-counter remedies for the common cold, including ibuprofen or Tylenol, cough suppressants, hydration, and rest.
- If you are not having severe symptoms, it is recommended to stay at home to avoid exposing others as most people recover without the need for medical care.
- If you develop more severe symptoms, such as significant shortness of breath, wheezing, or light-headedness, it is recommended that you seek local emergency care. If possible, call your local ER to inform them of your arrival before you arrive.