Covid-19 information and FAQ

As information about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, we will update this page accordingly. 

  • If you have 2 or more COVID-19 symptoms, which include Cough, Fever, Body Aches, Sore Throat, Headache, Loss of Taste or Smell, Shortness of Breath, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea and others, you should be tested. In addition, if you have been in close contact (defined as within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer without a mask) with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19, you should be tested. 

  • Currently our office does NOT do COVID-19 testing, we refer to the Caromont Testing Facility on Cox Road. Appointments are required and have to be ordered by a physician. That site offers the PCR, or send off testing, not the rapid tests. The rapid tests are much less accurate than the PCR testing. 

  • You should isolate as much as possible while awaiting results for COVID-19 testing.

  • If you test NEGATIVE for COVID-19, whether or not you have symptoms, you should remain quarantined for 14 days if you have been directly exposed to someone who is POSITIVE for COVID-19. If you test POSITIVE for COVID-19, you should remain quarantined for 14 days and if you have fever, remain quarantined until you are fever free for 72 hours without the aid of fever reducing medication.

Is your office going to carry the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • No, we will not be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at our office. We do not have the storage capability for this type of vaccine. 

How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost, and is it covered by insurance?

  • We do not have that information at this time. According to the NCDHHS website, the vaccine will be free whether or not you have insurance. Click here for more information. 

Can get a letter exempting me from getting the vaccine?

  • At this time we will not be able to honor any requests for vaccine exemptions if the vaccine is required by your employer or your school. 

How will I know when I can get the vaccine?

  • At this time, ALL individuals over age 16 are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

If I've already had COVID-19, should I get the vaccine?

  • Yes. We recommend that ALL patients receive the COVID-19 vaccine.