Integrity Urgent Care’s COVID-19 Testing: Ensuring Safety and Peace of Mind

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If you need accurate COVID-19 testing, Integrity Urgent Care is a convenient and reliable place to start. We have several locations across Texas, so testing services are accessible without traveling very far. Unlike many testing sites with limited schedules, Integrity Urgent Care is open evenings and weekends. These extended hours are a game-changer for those with busy schedules who need immediate testing.

Current COVID-19 Symptoms

Experts say the current COVID-19 symptoms are still primarily a fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, and headaches. The symptoms can vary depending on factors like variant and vaccine status. They can also show up in a different order for everyone. The only way to know for sure you have COVID is with a test because the flu and other respiratory viruses can cause similar symptoms.

Common COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Runny nose or congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • New loss of smell or taste
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Types of COVID-19 Tests Offered at Integrity Urgent Care

Integrity Urgent Care offers a range of COVID tests, including PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction, rapid antigen, and antibody tests.

  • PCR Tests are the gold standard for an accurate diagnosis. The PCR test will detect COVID even if you have a slight trace of the virus in your system. PCR tests are more accurate and reliable because they test the specific genetic material of the virus, eliminating interference from other viruses. These tests don’t produce immediate results, so you’ll have to wait a few days to know if you’re positive or negative.
  • Rapid Antigen Tests are available for those who need quick results – especially travelers. While they provide rapid screening, they are less sensitive than PCR tests.
  • Antibody Tests detect antibodies developed in response to the virus. They are valuable for identifying past infections but don’t diagnose active infections.

Benefits of Choosing Integrity Urgent Care for COVID Testing

  • Shorter Wait Times – Our wait times are typically shorter than those of emergency rooms and other healthcare facilities, ensuring you get tested promptly.
  • Expert Staff – Our healthcare professionals conduct testing professionally, with care and compassion.
  • Faster Results – We provide rapid testing options, allowing you to receive results and make informed decisions quickly.

How to Prepare for Your COVID-19 Test

Preparing for a COVID test at Integrity Urgent Care is a straightforward process that ensures a smooth testing experience. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Identification and Insurance – Bring a valid photo ID and insurance card (if applicable). We have a competitive self-pay option for patients who don’t have insurance.
  • Appointment Scheduling – You don’t need an appointment to be seen, but we have an online check-in option to save you time when you come in.
  • Arrival – Arrive a few minutes early to complete any required paperwork.
  • Sample Collection – You can expect a quick and painless swab or saliva sample collection.
  • Common Concerns – Our staff is trained to make the process as comfortable and efficient as possible. If you have specific questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask.

What to do After Your COVID-19 Test

Here are some essential steps to follow after undergoing a COVID test at Integrity Urgent Care:

  • Self-Isolation (if needed) – If you have symptoms or have been in close contact with a confirmed case, you should self-isolate while waiting for your results to prevent potentially spreading the virus.
  • Review Test Results – Carefully review your test results when you receive them. A positive result indicates an active infection – which requires isolation. A negative result means you likely didn’t have the virus when tested. Continue to practice preventive measures to avoid future exposure.
  • Follow Medical Advice – If your test is positive, follow your healthcare professional’s guidance for treatment. If negative, continue to monitor your health and seek medical attention if your symptoms worsen.
  • Ongoing Safety Measures – Regardless of the result, continue practicing preventive measures to protect yourself and others.

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Choose Integrity Urgent Care for Your COVID-19 Testing Needs

Integrity Urgent Care, part of the Xpress Wellness family, is equipped to provide both standard PCR tests and rapid antigen tests, giving you options based on your needs. With clinics conveniently located across Texas and extended operating hours, we can accommodate busy schedules and travelers. Find a location near you and walk in or check-in online.

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