Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We understand the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 virus and we are here to help.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have a fever, shortness of breath or a cough, AND have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, please call and ask to speak with a nurse.

Below are trusted, credible resources for real-time COVID-19 information:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports

Resources for employers:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

COVID-19 FAQ

Can I get tested for COVID-19 at Minit Medical Urgent Care?

If you have a fever, shortness of breath or a cough, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who has traveled to these areas, please click here to start a video visit or call 808.667.6161, please do not come into one of our clinics before calling. If you meet the criteria and are examined by a provider, the provider can determine if testing is required. Swabs are collected and sent out to the appropriate laboratory facility for testing.

If you have a fever, shortness of breath, cough or other cold and flu symptoms, and do not meet the current risk criteria for COVID-19 testing, please call Minit Medical Urgent Care for an evaluation.

COVID-19 FAQs:

How is COVID-19 spread?

Human coronaviruses are usually spread from an infected person to others through the air by coughing and sneezing and through close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands and then transferring the virus from surfaces and hands into the mouth, nose and eyes.

How can I prevent contracting COVID-19?

Hand washing continues to be the best way to protect yourself from contracting the illness. Its also important to remember to stay home from work or school if you are showing signs of illness so that you don’t spread it to others. Remember to keep your distance from others who are showing signs of illness – 6 feet is the general rule.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Currently the symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. The illness can range from very mild to quite severe symptoms.

What should I do if I have symptoms?

If you have a fever, shortness of breath or a cough, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who has traveled to these areas, and think you should be tested for the virus, please call to speak with a nurse first before going into the clinic.

Will wearing a face mask help to prevent me from getting COVID-19?

The typical flat surgical face mask will not prevent you from getting COVID-19. The mask does not prevent the particles from entering along the sides or even filtering through the mask. You’ll see healthcare workers wear masks – the flat type can help to prevent large particles from patients coughing or sneezing from hitting their mouth or nose. There are filtering face masks (such as N-95 masks) which are used in healthcare settings which can help properly trained healthcare providers who are in close contact with patients. But these should not be used by the general public since they are not trained to properly use them and are generally not tolerated well since they must be very tight-fitting and create a seal.