COVID-19 at Horizon Health Care
Horizon Health Care is committed to the health of our patients, employees, and the communities we serve. Whether you have concerns about COVID-19, need information about vaccinations or testing, or have questions about your standard medical care, we are here for you and want you to feel safe.
Links are available for ordering at-home and travel testing kits.
Make Your Health A Priority – Keep your appointments
We are here and ready to see you for all your primary care needs. Our clinics continue to have safety precautions in place to protect our patients and care teams.
- All patients and visitors to any Horizon Health Care location are required to wear a mask at all times, even if they have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Patients are being screened for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to being scheduled and again when being seen for an appointment.
- All clinic locations continue to be disinfected frequently throughout the day. We continue to follow CDC requirements for cleaning patient-facing areas.
At Horizon Health Care, your health is our primary concern. It is important for you to keep your regularly scheduled appointments. We provide safe options to ensure you and your loved ones stay on track for your preventative care, screenings, immunizations, and chronic care management.
COVID-19 Symptoms and Testing
If you think you or a family member are showing symptoms for COVID-19, you should take an at-home test or call your local clinic to schedule an appointment. If you test positive or are a close contact to someone who has tested positive, you should follow the latest recommendations for quarantine and isolation from the CDC.
List of Symptoms
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Muscle pain
- Headache or fatigue
- Congestion or runny nose
- New loss of taste or smell
- Nausea or vomiting
- *List does not include all possible symptoms
What to do if you test positive at home?
Self-tests can be taken at home or anywhere and produce rapid results. According to the CDC, a positive self-test result means that the test detected the virus, and you are likely to have an infection and should stay home or isolate for 10 days, wear a mask if you have contact with others, and avoid gatherings. Follow the CDC’s guidance for isolation.
Home Testing Options
You will need to pay a fee for quick results when tests are required for travel.
How are samples processed?
Horizon Health Care completes in-house antigen testing and, if negative, it is recommended to send a PCR test to Sanford or the State to confirm. Send out PCR tests have a turnaround time of 24-72 hours.
Can I receive a COVID-19 therapeutic treatment?
Horizon is currently working with the major hospital systems to refer patients who qualify to receive therapeutic treatments. Therapeutic treatment options are very limited at this time and the patient must meet specific qualifying factors to receive them. Talk to your PCP if you test positive for COVID and are interested in therapeutic treatment options.
How can I protect myself and others?
- Get vaccinated and stay up to date on your COVID 19 vaccines
- Wear a mask
- Stay 6 feet away from others who don’t live with you
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
- Learn more here.
What You Need to Know About Variants
Viruses constantly change through mutation and sometimes these mutations result in a new variant of the virus. New variants of the virus are expected to occur. The CDC is monitoring the variants that continue to emerge. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is one of the best ways to slow the emergence of new variants. Learn more here.