It’s been almost two years since we all first heard about COVID-19 (yes, it’s really been that long). At this point, nearly 20% of all Americans have tested positive at some point for COVID-19. With ever-changing guidelines from the CDC, it might be confusing to understand what your next steps should be after receiving a positive diagnosis. If you experience mild-to-moderate symptoms, know that you have options for treatment from StarMed at no cost to you, with or without insurance.
First Things First, How Long Do I Quarantine For?
According to the CDC, if you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of your vaccination status and whether or not you have symptoms, you should isolate away from others for a minimum of 5 full days after receiving a positive test. After the 5th day of isolation, if symptoms have improved and you do not have a fever, you may end your isolation but must continue to wear a tight, fitted, non-cloth mask until day 10. If you continue to have symptoms or if you were severely ill with COVID-19, you should isolate for 10 full days and consult your doctor before ending isolation.
I Have Mild-to-Moderate Symptoms. What are My Treatment Options?
StarMed is proud to provide two different treatment options to those who have tested positive and are experiencing mild-to-moderate symptoms. To find out if you qualify for treatment, visit our website to learn more about the treatments available and to register.
COVID-19 Antibody Injection Therapy
StarMed offers COVID-19 Antibody Injection Therapy, a treatment proven to significantly reduce the severity of symptoms of COVID-19. When used as treatment for COVID-19 positive patients, COVID-19 Antibody Therapy can reduce the mortality rate by 20%-70%, decrease the time in which patients experience symptoms by two weeks, and decrease viral loads to make patients less contagious.
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COVID-19 Antiviral Pill Therapy
StarMed Healthcare offers an antiviral pill to treat patients who qualify with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 symptoms. It is the first pill offered to treat the virus and is most effective when it’s taken within five days of being diagnosed with COVID-19. The pill, manufactured by Merck and called “Molnupiravir,” was shown in clinical trials to reduce COVID-19 patients’ chance of hospitalization and death by 30 percent. You can sign up for a cost-free Virtual Visit from the comfort of your own home or call from one of our testing locations to speak with a provider who can prescribe you this treatment. The treatment is most effective if you begin as soon as you’re diagnosed with COVID-19.
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A COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself from getting the virus and spreading it to others.
To schedule your vaccination or to find out if you qualify for treatment options, please visit starmed.care and we’ll be happy to serve you. The more people that get vaccinated, the faster this pandemic ends.