The nCoV-2019 Coronavirus virus is a global health crisis. First Call Urgent Care is here to provide Rapid COVID-19 Testing
First Call Medical Center Testing Featured on CBS Baltimore:
First Call Urgent Care provides new rapid testing in Howard County for our patients that provides results as fast as possible in fifteen minutes. A limited supply is currently available for first responders and especially vulnerable patients can current get COVID-19 testing. Tests will be available for the general public in the near future.
COVID-19 testing procedures and policies are as follows:
- Testing is available for patients that have relatable symptoms of COVID-19 for at least seven days
- Rapid COVID-19 testing done at our urgent care center use antibodies to quickly detect the virus
- Patients at our clinic get results on the same day as their visit so they can make important life decisions and changes immediately
Patients that have any questions about COVID-19 and rapid testing should call us directly at 410-730-3399.
COVID-19 FAQs for Patients
Patients that most likely have exposure to COVID-19 meet the following three criteria:
- Traveled to another country in the last 30 days
- If you had direct contact with another patient with a confirmed case of COVID-19
- If a patient has been exposed to COVID-19 and is shown to be symptomatic
Additionally, since COVID-19 rates are skyrocketing nationally any patient that has prolonged exposure in large groups of people or elsewhere is likely to have exposure. If you believe you are at risk please contact the Maryland Department of Public Health.
COVID-19 Information and Resources
WHO Updates on COVID-19:
The World Health Organization is monitoring the progress of COVID-19 globally to measure total cases, risks, and how much the virus is spreading.
Maryland Department of Public Health COVID-19 Updates:
The Maryland Department of Health continues to monitor the current cases in the state as well as emergency updates for closures, stay-at-home orders, and critical information for residents.
Simple and Effective COVID-19 Prevention
Leading public health experts strongly encourage patients to continue self-quarantine at home, limiting outside travel, and maintaining sanitary households through handwashing and cleaning. Communities across the state continue to fight the challenges related to COVID-19. Making the tough decisions to stay at home and reduce contact with others is crucial to reducing the spread of the virus.
Per the CDC: As with other respiratory viruses, we recommend people protect themselves and others by practicing everyday actions:
- Clean hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Get an annual flu vaccine if you have not had one.”