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Medical Imaging and Ultrasound Capabilities
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When you are seeking out acute care, you want to be assured that you will be getting the best care.  Part of that care should include appropriate diagnostic tools.

Frontline ER’s medical imaging and ultrasound capabilities are among the best in healthcare.  Being able to diagnose and provide appropriate treatment in a speedy fashion for your ailments is at the top of our list. Consequently, we have equipped our locations with state-of-the-art capabilities in this area.  This allows us to provide care in a time-critical fashion.

Our locations are equipped with:

  • Computed tomography (CT or CAT Scan)
  • Ultrasound
  • Radiography (Computed X-ray)

CT allows us to quickly and non-invasively scan and review all or part of a patient’s anatomy.  Results are available almost immediately and speed the diagnostic process.

Soft tissues and organs are best reviewed and evaluated via ultrasound and give us a broader capability.

Radiography or X-ray is a more traditional method of evaluation.  Coupled with the other capabilities, our physicians and techs can have a complete and clear review of our patient’s (your) condition.

Give us a call or contact us through our website should you want more information on this capability.

(*photos courtesy of Upsplash)

Frontline ER’s Lab Capabilities
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Having appropriate laboratory services available for an emergency acute care facility and its staff is critical for proper and complete care.  That’s why Frontline ER’s lab services are always available.

This availability allows us to better assist, diagnose and treat a patient’s medical condition any time of the day or night, and day of the year.

Our lab and diagnostic services services include:

  • Routine lab tests, including urinalysis and lipid panels.
  • Blood tests, including CBC and PT.
  • Diagnostic tests including blood pressure, breathing tests and and vital signs.

Our access to and use of these laboratory services ensures that we can treat your medical issue more immediately so as to make any further decisions about what next steps to take.

Your care is of our utmost concern.

Mobile Rapid Testing
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With the demand for COVID-19 testing increasing as the pandemic continues, Frontline ER has instituted a service to make the testing more accessible to the communities we serve.

By offering drive up, in-car testing, Frontline ER makes it more convenient to be tested for the virus.  This is a drive-thru process and you do not see a physician.  All patients are screened at the door and we have specific instructions for symptomatic patients.  Everyone is required to wear a mask. Each patient is logged with time and are served on a first-come first-served basis.  Wait times vary throughout the day because 80% of our patients choose to use insurance.  The wait times at night are much less. We are open 24/7/365 for COVID-19 testing.

Because it is not a patient visit (as you do not see a doctor), you cannot file self pay on your personal insurance.  An affordable self-pay price is available for those without insurance. We are allowed to accept Medicare as part of the Public Health Emergency (instead of the self-pay option).  At this time, we do not accept Medicaid or TriCare.

This newer COVID-19 test detects proteins that are part of the virus. Once a nasal or oral swab is taken, results can be within 15 minutes. A positive antigen test result is considered very accurate. Still, there is an increased chance of false-negative results — meaning it’s possible to be infected with the virus but have negative antigen test results.

If you are very sick, you may consider seeing a physician. 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 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.

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.