Ohio, Columbus-based primary health care clinic, Medcare has joined in providing facilities to test for coronavirus in an effort to bring such services closer to the neighborhoods.
“Since we know the vaccine is not out yet, that means there will be patients looking for such services,” said Nurse Practitioner Farhiya Shirwa, co-provider of Medcare clinic.
“We have a well-equipped lab, and we stay current with current changes following restrictions on covid19 and preventions.”
“Medcare attends to mixture of people who come for tests including those who want to travel, households, workers and those who might have the symptoms.”
According to Farhiya, “we work with the health department and co-labs to ensure that our patients get their results within a window of three to five days.”
“No taboo attached to covid19. If you test positive to covid19, stay home, self-quarantine, make sure you are not going to the grocery, you are not going to the pharmacy, you’re not letting other family members visit you, and you are not visiting people. Follow the same recommendations from CDC and department of health.”
As the clinic prepares for its second anniversary at its Hilltop location on West Broad Street, Columbus, Farhiya told New Americans that a pharmacy has also been added to the facilities to make it “convenient for patients to take their medication from here.”