Covid-19 Testing and Screening in Austin Can Rule Out The Flu
As we approach flu season while fighting the Coronavirus, it is essential to understand the differences between influenza (the flu) and COVID-19 symptoms, and to get tested if you have symptoms.
While testing is critical to rule out COVID-19 symptoms that may resemble flu symptoms, there are CDC guidelines that outline the similarities and differences between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19.
The CDC recommends testing because it is hard to tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19 based on symptoms alone, and testing is needed to help confirm a diagnosis.
Here are the CDC Guidelines:
"Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2), and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two."
While more is learned every day, there is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it. To compare COVID-19 and flu, given the best available information from the CDC to date, CLICK HERE.
BrightStar Care of Greater Austin provides COVID-19 Community Testing at your business location or drive up and walk-in @ 1317 Picadilly Dr. Ste B201, Pflugerville, TX 78660.
To simplify testing for COVID-19, BrightStar Care is fulfilling this need in the community to ensure efficient, accurate testing – while keeping the community and our clinical associates protected from the spread of infection. Testing is free with an administrative fee of $30.00 per test. No insurance is necessary. Results are back quickly!
We are determined to maintain a higher standard of testing for our community.
Our Coronavirus drive-through testing locations are proving a safe way to identify COVID-19 cases in the United States. These low-contact screening labs prevent healthcare centers and ERs from overcrowding and make it more difficult for at-risk individuals to become infected with the deadly virus. You can drive up a designated care lane, and medical personnel in protective gear will come to your car window to administer a nasal swab test and/or a rapid antibody test.
For more information on Walk Up and Drive In Testing and to reserve your test please CLICK HERE.
COVID-19 Screening Service:
Safeguard Your Employees and Your Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The CDC has recommended employers conduct COVID-19 screening, including temperature checks for workers. This step is already in place for many healthcare workers. Employers in other industries who are keeping their operations open are adopting similar COVID-19 screening practices. Typically, this occurs at the start of shifts as employees report to work and allow the employer to identify anyone exhibiting symptoms and proactively send them home to avoid the virus's possible spread on the employer's premises.
BrightStar Care of Greater Austin is an award-winning, RN Led, Joint Commission accredited Home Health Care and Medical Staffing Agency providing 24/7 to hourly Private Duty Nurses, CNAs, Caregivers and Companions.
We offer support around the clock, providing a full continuum of private duty health care services and medical staffing services. We proudly serve Central Austin, Eastern Travis County, North Austin, East Austin, West Austin, Lake Travis, South Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, and Tarrytown.
For more information on how BrightStar Care supports Greater Austin’s essential businesses, and to learn more about our local team of caregivers, skilled healthcare professionals – please Click Here.