Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Health Center Updates

Businesses around the globe are making adjustments to their current operations to meet updated guidance from federal, state, and local agencies, as well as accommodate the changing landscape of our workforce given school closures and more. To that end, Omni Family Health has consolidated several of our health centers by temporarily moving services to fewer health center locations. The majority of our health centers remain open, and all of our patients will receive care from our open health centers.

Visit our locations page for up-to-date information:

Our Locations  

Omni Family Health is happy to now offer telephone medical and mental health appointments, allowing you to speak directly to a medical provider without leaving the comfort and safety of your home. Click below to learn more:

Telehealth  

All dental services are temporarily closed until further notice.

Under the direction of the Centers for Disease Control and the California Dental Association during the coronavirus pandemic, we must temporarily close all of our dental sites effective immediately. For the safety of all, no dental services will be offered until further notice.

What is coronavirus and COVID-19?

Coronavirus is a family of viruses that cause respiratory illness — an infection of the airways and lungs. COVID-19 is a new disease caused by a strain of coronavirus. It’s part of the same family of coronavirus diseases that includes the common cold.

Coronavirus and (COVID-19)

 

What are the symptoms?

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

How can I prevent the spread of coronavirus?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website.

For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings.

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers.

What do I do if I think I may have been exposed or have symptoms of the coronavirus?

Call ahead to your healthcare professional if you develop a fever1 and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact2 with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with an ongoing spread. Tell your healthcare professional about your recent travel or contact. Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

COVID-19 testing fees

COVID-19 testing may be covered by your insurance. If you are interested in receiving a COVID-19 test and would like to find out if this is covered by your insurance, please contact your insurance carrier directly.

COVID-19 tests are performed at Omni Family Health following a telephone consultation with a physician. If you do not have insurance or the test is not covered by your insurance, the cash price is $146.00 for the telephone consultation and $61.59 for the test (nasal swab collection), for a total of $207.59. Omni offers a sliding fee discount to ensure no one will be denied needed healthcare services due to inability to pay. If you qualify for a sliding fee discount, the charges would be reduced based on your approved financial category. Additional information can be provided when you complete a sliding scale application.

Completed COVID-19 tests are sent to Quest Diagnostics for analysis. There may be additional costs incurred by Quest Diagnostics. To find out more, you may call Quest Diagnostics customer service line directly at 1 (866) 697-8378.

To schedule an appointment to evaluated for COVID-19 testing, please call Omni’s COVID-19 hotline at (661) 336-4585.

Stay home. Save lives.

What can I do?

  • Go to the grocery store, order food delivery or take-out
  • Get medication or supplies 
  • Go to the bank or post office
  • Go to the gas station or auto repair shop
  • Ride public transit, walk, bike and drive

You cannot:

  • Dine-in at restaurants 
  • Go to bars or nightclubs  
  • Go to a playground 
  • Attend public events or gatherings 
  • Hoard supplies or overbuy 
  • Host a gathering larger than ten people 

Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others.
If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance.

Important: If you are having a medical or mental health emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. If you call 911, notify the dispatch personnel if you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency services arrrive.

For more information on coronavirus COVID-19 visit the Center for Disease Control website: www.cdc.gov