antigen testing

Frontline ER Helps an Angel Find Testing for Guatemalan Travelers
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Frontline ER came to the rescue of some Guatemalan travelers but not without the help of an angel.

Thanks to the courtesy and quick thinking of Elena Tavira, five men in transit between Washington, D.C., and their final destination of Guatemala, were able to continue their journey.  Thanks to Ms. Tavira, she was able to bring the travelers to Frontline ER Dallas for the required Antigen testing, so they could continue their journey.

“I had dropped off my mom for her flight to Guatemala when she called me,” Ms. Tavira related. “While they waited for their flight it became clear to my mom that they needed to be tested before they could continue.”

Fortunately Ms. Tavira and her brother found, through an online search, that Frontline ER provided Antigen testing.

“When we heard Ms. Tavira’s story, it melted our hearts,” Laura Tschida said.  “Our employees were able to stop a minute and realize the importance of what we are providing.  Elena gave them transportation from DFW to Frontline ER and interpreted for them all with a smile and a heart full of love.  What an angel.”

Ms. Tschida is regional marketing director for Frontline ER.

Frontline ER is a state-of-the-art freestanding emergency center providing diagnostics and treatment for patients 24/7.  Equipped to provide pediatric and trauma emergency care as well as treatment of workplace and household injuries, Frontline ER has locations in Dallas and Richmond, Texas.   Frontline ER has served the Lakewood neighborhood of Dallas since 2018.

Telling the Difference Between Seasonal Allergies and COVID-19
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With allergy season coinciding with the global pandemic, it bears repeating that we should all consider the similarities and differences between the symptoms for the two afflictions. Before you run off to be tested, consider which symptoms go with with which illness.  Let’s list the symptoms of each and those they have in common (data courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control):

  • Symptoms more common of COVID-19
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Diarrhea
    • Fever and chills
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Muscle and body aches
  • Symptoms more common of seasonal allergies
    • Itchy or watery eyes
    • Sneezing
  • Symptoms common of both:
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fatigue
    • Headache

If you are showing signs of a fever, shortness of breath, coughing or headache, you should be seen by a physician to see if you require testing.  Older adults or people who have severe underlying chronic conditions like heart or lung disease, diabetes seem to be at a higher risk.  Please do not hesitate to see a doctor.

Should you have any further questions, please consult this additional information on our website or give us a call.

 

Frontline ER Dallas Clarifies Its COVID-19 Testing Payment Policies
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Frontline ER Dallas is pleased to able to offer COVID-19 Antigen testing with results provided during your visit.  However, as of October, 24, 2020, payment policies have changed with regard to insurance and out-of-pocket payments.

Insurance. Insurance companies have announced varying deadlines regarding the “cost share” of payments for COVID-19 testing.  Frontline ER has established the following requirements for patients using their insurance:

  • A copay will apply to your ER visit for COVID-19 testing.
  • Patients must wait at least five days before testing after initial exposure.
  • A patient must exhibit symptoms within the last ten days.

Out of Pocket or Self Pay. For patients paying for the test themselves, Frontline ER offers quick registration and drive-thru testing paying by cash, credit or debit.  However, we do not provide insurance paperwork to file on your insurance.  We are also unable to provide billing codes or receipts for insurance.

Travel.  Testing for travel is self pay only (the fee).  We only offer the Antigen COVID-19 test with results during your visit.   We do not offer the molecular PCR test at this time.  It is the responsibility of the traveler to determine which test is required for their specific travel needs.

Frontline ER is a state-of-the-art freestanding emergency center providing diagnostics and treatment for patients 24/7.  Equipped to provide pediatric and trauma emergency care as well as treatment of workplace and household injuries, Frontline ER has locations in Dallas and Richmond, Texas.   Frontline ER has served the Lakewood neighborhood of Dallas since 2018.