COVID - 19 Testing Locations
CDC guidelines do not currently recommend the antibody test to diagnose a current infection. A positive antibody test is presumed to mean a person has been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, at some point in the past. It does not mean you are currently infected. CDC currently does not have enough information yet to say whether someone will definitely be immune and protected from re-infection if they have antibodies to the virus
Role of Serologic Antibody Testing Disclaimer
Serologic Antibody testing should not be used to establish the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 infection or reinfection.
People who receive positive results on an antibody test but do not have symptoms of COVID-19 or have not been around someone who may have COVID-19 are not likely to have a current infection. They can continue with normal activities, including work, but still take steps to protect themselves and others such as wearing a mask, hand hygiene and social distancing.
People who receive positive results on an antibody test and who are currently or recently sick or have been around someone with COVID-19 should follow CDC recommendations on caring for themselves and protecting others, and when they can be around other people again to isolate for 10 days.
COVID-19 SCREENING AND TESTING
As a leader in providing Primary Care Services, Community Health Network remains committed to the health and wellbeing of our community. Community Health Network has taken all necessary steps to ensure that we are responding to the needs of our community by expanding our testing capabilities. While we are not conducting routine COVID-19 testing, we are providing COVID-19 screenings, according to the Centers for Disease Control guidelines. Individuals wishing to be screened may call our health center. We have outlined a detailed process for our community to help them stay informed on how they can be tested if they meet the screening requirements.
Community Health Network is practicing social distancing by offering Virtual Visits via telemedicine services for individuals to meet the screening requirements. To schedule a Virtual Visit, individuals may call our center. We can provide medical visits, psychiatric visits, and counseling services. Our pharmacies can mail out your prescriptions with no additional cost.
To protect our patients and staff, we have implemented screening centers. Adoue Family Health Center in Alvin, Freeport Community Health Center in Freeport, Pearland Family Health Center in Pearland, Scarsdale Family Health Center in southeast Harris County (South Belt area), and Bacliff Community Health Center in Bacliff are screening and testing centers. Please note: COVID-19 testing at these sites is for prescreened and scheduled individuals only.
Reputable testing sites are following CDC guidelines for COVID testing. Insured patients that meet CDC testing guidelines will have their insurance billed with no copay or deductible. Uninsured patients that meet CDC testing guidelines will not be charged for testing.
How to Reach Us
If an individual is experiencing (or “has”) any symptoms and would like to be screened for COVID-19, please call 281-954-4850, send a text message to 281-385-8401, email , or visit www.mychn.org.