Written By Alyssa Moylan / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Surely, mankind is seeing the most distraught times ever seen as a global pandemic rages through our planet. The Covid-19 virus has so far claimed the lives of millions of people around the world. The lethal virus is capacitating everyone from all age groups.
In such testing times, one has to take all the precautions such as:
- Maintaining physical distancing norms
- Washing hands frequently
- Wearing masks
- Ensuring to stay at home
- Eat healthy food
- Keep your physical activity alive
Unless you are an emergency worker for a bank, insurance company, crime, and law department, or a health worker you are suggested to stay at home. To stay further precautious, you want to have Covid tests not only for yourself but also for your family. Find out about the most concerning questions that you may have in your mind when choosing a Covid testing clinic:
Is The Clinic Government Registered?
The first thing that you want to find out above all is whether it is a government-approved clinic or not. The government has approved some clinics and medical hospitals, and nursing homes to conduct Covid tests for people. This selection is done based on the existing infrastructure and other norms.
You would also want to check it out because you do not want to fall a victim of those fake businesses that are running a profitable business during these struggling times by taking advantage of unaware people.
Is A Home Testing Facility Available?
A home testing facility would be pretty much helpful for anyone. Not all but some of the Covid testing clinics are providing home testing facilities. You just need to find out whether the testing facility has designated and certified personnel or not. They will visit your address and conduct the Covid test ensuring all the norms. Apart from this, you would want to avoid venturing out as much as possible in these distressing times of lockdown.
Does It Also Provide A Government-Approved Covid Vaccine?
This could be an added facility that is indeed being provided by not all but surely some of the Covid testing clinics. Remember that the government has classified those clinics and medical institutes that can conduct Covid testing and vaccination separately. On the other hand, some of the medical institutes are only working as testing centers.
Is The Cost In Line With The Government Policies?
Of course, you want to compare the prices for conducting the Covid tests and want to check out whether they are in line with the government policies or not. Find out the maximum threshold charges that the private Covid testing clinics can charge you as mandated by the government.
What Is The Time Taken By The Testing Agency To Generate Reports?
You are unsure whether you are already Covid positive or not. You are staying in home isolation, and therefore getting the test results as fast as possible will surely be a sigh of relief for you. Check out the maximum time required by the Covid testing clinics to provide reports.
How Will A Patient Receive The Reports?
How will you be getting reports once the Covid tests are done? Well, most Covid testing clinics are providing email facility with some of them even providing physical copies of the report via home delivery in exchange for additional costs.
Are The Test Reports Accepted By Covid Hospitals For Admitting Covid Patients?
A critical point is to find out if you are Covid positive. In that case, will the reports of the Covid testing clinic be accepted by any local Covid hospital in your area? Make sure to check this out beforehand.
Now, there are only a handful of selected medical health insurance policies that are providing the expenses of Covid tests and diagnosis currently. Check out if your existing health insurance policy has this feature or not. Do not take risk of paying lesser money. Always look for a genuine Covid testing clinic.
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Alyssa Moylan, from Australia, is a writer by day and a reader by night. She writes on various topics like home improvement, business, lifestyle, health, travel and fashion. She likes to think of ways on how to solve daily life problems of people. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.