Posted on January 26, 2021
TidalHealth Primary Care and TidalHealth Immediate Care offices in Delaware are now providing rapid COVID-19 testing for select patients who qualify.
The rapid tests are intended for people who are already symptomatic or showing signs of COVID-19. These are not general COVID-19 tests designed for people who, for instance, need a test to travel or who are concerned that they may have been exposed to someone who is COVID-19 positive.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, our understanding of the disease has also evolved and we finally have a variety of treatment options to prevent the worsening of the virus,” said Karin DiBari, M.D., Vice President, TidalHealth. “We are pleased to be able to provide expanded access to patients for COVID-19 testing in our offices so we can connect them with these treatment options early in the disease, helping to keep them out of the hospital.”
TidalHealth Immediate Care offices, located in Seaford, Georgetown and Laurel, Delaware, are a great alternative to an emergency department visit, and with the rapid tests available for people who are symptomatic, can return results quickly.
“These tests, when used correctly for patients with symptoms, are highly accurate for diagnosing patients with COVID-19, opening up possibilities for medical treatments to reduce the impact of their infection,” added Harry Anthony, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, TidalHealth Primary Care.
Those who test positive may also have the opportunity to participate in TidalHealth’s Bamlanivimab and Regeneron COVID-19 clinic in Salisbury, Maryland for rapid treatment of the virus and the opportunity for greatly improved outcomes.
If a person believes they qualify for a rapid test, they must first call their Delaware TidalHealth Primary Care provider or any of the three TidalHealth Immediate Care locations in Delaware for further instructions before coming to the office to prevent possible spread of the disease and to verify eligibility.
You do not need to be a Delaware resident to visit TidalHealth Immediate Care offices. Most insurances are accepted.