COVID-19 Prevention

Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.

FHCSD recommends everyone ages six months and older get the updated COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect you and your loved ones from severe illness.

Based on guidance from the FDA and CDC, FHCSD offers booster doses for all patients who previously received the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone over the age of six months who received their last COVID-19 vaccine more than two months ago is now eligible for the updated vaccine.

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For questions, or to schedule your appointment, call (619) 515-2474.

At-Home COVID-19 Tests

At-home tests can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can take one of these tests anywhere and any time and receive results in 10-20 minutes. These tests detect current infections. They do not detect antibodies or measure your level of immunity. At-home tests can be taken:

  • Immediately if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Five days after you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • Before you go to an indoor event

If you test positive using an at-home test and need treatment, fill out the form here.

If you have insurance coverage, they are now required to reimburse you when you buy at-home tests for up to $12 per individual test. For more information about reimbursement, click here.

Ventilation

You can improve the air flow in your home by building your own air filter. The Corsi-Rosenthal Box can be made with:

  • 4 20″x20″x2″ MERV 13 filters
  • 1 20″ box fan
  • 1 cardboard box
  • Masking tape

These items can be purchased online or at a local home improvement store. For complete instructions, watch the following video:

Face Covering Guidance

Although wearing a face covering is no longer required, public health officials still strongly recommend indoor masking for all people, regardless of vaccination status. This includes inside stores, restaurants, theaters, schools, offices and public transportation.

Face coverings are recommended for all in-person visits.

Masking will continue to be required for any patients or staff with a recent COVID-19 exposure, possible COVID-19 symptoms or other respiratory symptoms. Patients are currently screened for these factors upon clinic registration. If you do not have a mask and you meet these requirements, a mask will be provided. FHCSD may bring back mandatory masking based on prevalence of COVID-19 in our community, patients or workforce.

For more information about our mask policy, click here.

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