Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The virus has gone through several mutations and continues to mutate which has the possibility to create a variant that can cause more severe illness and death.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the disease and how the virus spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by staying at least 6 feet apart from others, wearing a properly fitted mask, and washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently. Get vaccinated and follow guidance and mandates.
There are currently 3 vaccines that have been authorized for use against COVID-19. Pfizer & Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
We encourage all that are eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.
WE ARE ALSO PROVIDING SCHEDULED FAMILY VACCINE CLINICS LOOK OUT FOR DATES AT A LOCATION NEAR YOU IN THE EVENTS TAB!
La Casa Family Health Centers provides COVID-19 testing for symptomatic and those potentially exposed to COVID-19. We encourage those who are seeking surveillance COVID-19 test for sport, returning to work/school, and those mandated to test to use Vault Health at-home testing at no cost to you.
learn.vaulthealth.com/nm/ (hyperlink this and title it: Click Here for Vault Health Testing Registration
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COVID-19 Testing Availability
- Monday’s: 9:00AM – 12:00PM / Thursday’s: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
PORTALES (including ENMU):
- Wednesday’s: 9:00AM – 12:00PM/ Friday’s: 9:00AM-12:00PM
- 1511 S. Grand- Monday & Wednesday: 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. & 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m.
- Los Ninos Pediatrics – Tuesday & Thursday 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. & 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m
Frequently Asked Questions for COVID-19 Testing:
Rapid COVID-19 Test for Patients:
1. How can I receive a Rapid test from La Casa Family Health Centers?
Answer: You will need to see a provider and it will be at the provider’s discretion when to perform a rapid COVID test
- Do I need to have any symptoms to receive a COVID test? What constitutes symptomatic?
Answer: Yes, you do have to be symptomatic to receive a COVID-19 test. Types of symptoms will be at the provider’s discretion.
- Can I just call and request a rapid test?
Answer: No, you must schedule an appointment with a provider.
- What if I have a Telehealth visit and needing a COVID test?
Answer: Your provider will order a rapid covid test and send you to the nearest location for the test to be performed. You will need to stay in your vehicle at the location that the test is performed and call the front desk upon your arrival.
COVID PCR Test for Patients:
- Are there certain days that La Casa performs PCR?
Answer: Yes, each clinic has certain days when the PCR test is done (Please check COVID-19 testing availability on the home page or under COVID-Testing)
- Can I come on a day that is not available at a location to get a PCR?
Answer: No, we have established days to ensure that we continue to always provide quality patient care.
BUT if you are being seen by a provider in the clinic, and your provider orders a COVID test PCR/RAPID, the test will be performed during your visit.
- What if I really need a test on a specific day but my location is not performing a test on that day?
Answer: We will inform you of the next nearest La Casa location that is performing a test on that day.
OR you can make an appointment to see a provider and that provider can determine if you need a COVID test Rapid/PCR
- If I come for a test on the designated days, do I have to schedule an appointment with a provider?
Answer: No, you can schedule your test and the test will be performed in a clinic or in your vehicle.
La Casa Family Health Centers currently have Pfizer & Moderna vaccines.
o Ages 5-11 and 18 years of age or older
o 18 years of age and older
Booster shots are available at La Casa Family Health Center! Call and schedule your appointment today!
It is recommended that if you have received your series of shots; double dose or single dose
that you receive a booster shot for continued protection against COVID-19
PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS!
Information update: Dec, 12 2021