Coryell Health Offering Free COVID-19 Testing to Salons as Business Resumes

In a continued effort to protect our community from the spread of COVID-19, Coryell Health is inviting all cosmetology salons & cosmetologists, barbers, nail salons/techs, tanning salon staff or anyone else who will be resuming business due to the recent executive order by Gov. Abbot to expand openings of certain businesses to present to Coryell Health Medical Clinic, Building 2 for testing.

As we move through this pandemic, Coryell Health continues to identify potential “hot spots” where Coronavirus could rapidly spread. As we resume activity the chances of an increased outbreak rise.

“We want to help our local cosmetologists/nail techs/tanning salons, etc. who are opening back up to be able to do so with confidence that they are safe. If they present before Wednesday, May 6th at 4:00 pm, we are hoping we will have their results by Friday, but if they can’t make it today, we still want to test them,” said Dr. Jeffrey Bates, Coryell Health Chief Medical Officer.

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread. “One thing we do know, is one of the best tools we have to fight the virus is testing,” adds Dr. Bates. “With testing, you can identify asymptomatic carriers or individuals who haven’t started experiencing symptoms. When a patient tests positive for COVID-19, we recommend immediate self-isolation, so the risk of infection in others is mitigated. Once we have identified a positive patient, we can begin to tracking their care and following up on how they are doing.”

Patients should present for testing immediately at Coryell Health Medical Clinic, Building 2, anytime Monday- Saturday, between 8:30 am- 4:00 pm. Please bring your insurance card if you have insurance, but you will not be charged a co-pay and if you do not have insurance, you will not be turned away. If you have any questions, please call (254) 865-2166.

Resources:

Respiratory/COVID-19 24/7 Hotline (254) 248-6263

Coronavirus Online Screening Tool http://coryellhealth.org/covid-19-screening

Coryell Health Medical Clinic/ Quick Care Walk-In Clinic/ Telehealth (254) 865-2166

Coryell Health COVID-19 Website http://coryellhealth.org/covid