The COVID-19 crisis is far from being a thing of the past, but there’s a growing sense of optimism as millions of Americans receive vaccines and travel restrictions loosen. If you’re planning a long-awaited getaway, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 before you embark on your trip.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends unvaccinated people to receive a COVID-19 test one to three days before traveling domestically or internationally. Travelers who get a positive test result should stay home. Although this testing recommendation doesn’t apply to fully vaccinated individuals, some states may have special quarantine or testing requirements in place. Check the regulations in your travel destination here.
Here are a few other simple ways to keep COVID-19 at bay before a big trip:
Hi. My name is Dr. Ravi Kalidindi. I am a Board-certified Family Medicine Physician who specializes in Urgent Care and have provided highly personalized care for my patients for several years, treating a variety of illnesses and injuries.
Years of experience: 20 years
License number: 1234567
Location: Houston, TX
If need a COVID-19 test before or after a trip, Lifeline Urgent Care in Houston, Texas, has you covered. We offer rapid PCR tests and rapid antigen tests with no prior appointments or referrals needed. Visit us today! Our physician-led urgent care center is open every day, accepts most insurances, and offers affordable self-pay rates.
Lifeline Urgent Care is a go to in your time of medical need. The staff there were professional, attentive and helpful. They handled me with care and listened to my concerns. Marissa, the physician assistant was so good I wanted her as my PCP. I definitely will go back if I need urgent care. Thank you.
Our goal is simple; we strive to provide a high level of easily accessible and affordable medical care to patients. Here are some of the frequently asked questions our clients have:
An urgent care clinic is a convenient place to turn if you need walk-in care for an acute, non-life-threatening illness or injury. Unlike primary care practices that require appointments and are often booked for days in advance, urgent care clinics treat patients on a walk-in basis and are often open during extended hours. They’re also a much more sensible and affordable alternative to bustling emergency rooms in non-life-threatening scenarios.
Here are a few examples of health concerns that can be treated at an urgent care clinic:
Many people face this question on a daily basis. As a general rule of thumb, individuals who fear loss of life, limb, or vision should promptly call 911 or go to the nearest ER. It’s also important to seek emergency care if you or someone around you experiences any of the following:
So, you’ve woken up with a nasty cold and aren’t sure where to seek care. Your main options are the local urgent care clinic and your primary care doctor’s office, but which choice is more affordable?
Despite urgent care’s reputation for being more expensive than primary care, the costs of these services are usually quite similar, especially for individuals with insurance. Costs will vary by provider, though, so you may want to check what urgent care clinics and primary care centers accept your insurance before your visit.
Lifeline Urgent Care in Houston, Texas, is pleased to provide affordable urgent care services to adults and children with non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Our patients are seen by board-certified family medicine, infectious disease, and internal medicine doctors who emphasize compassionate and personalized service. The unique expertise of our practitioners also allows us to provide many primary care services, making us a one-stop shop for routine medical care.
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