Monkeypox Testing Near Me
Monkeypox Testing Near Me In Staten Island
If you have been exposed to the monkeypox virus or begin to experience symptoms please get tested immediately. Click here to find monkeypox testing near me and check-in online to expedite your appointment process. Monkeypox is an infectious disease that is now spreading throughout the United States and the rest of the world. It was recently designated as a public health emergency of international concern by the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Not sure if you need to get tested or have questions about the monkeypox test, please schedule a telehealth visit to discuss your concerts with a healthcare provider within minutes.
According to Mayo Clinic, the monkeypox virus can be identified through symptoms of a fever, headache, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, and a pimple-like rash that can spread across the body. The rash in particular can be very painful and tends to go through multiple phases of blistering and scabbing over before healing completely. Get monkeypox testing in Staten Island, NY
Learn more about the testing process
We currently have a high testing capacity and are accepting new appointments. When you visit us for monkeypox testing we will swab an area of the rash and send the sample off to a public health laboratory for further testing. The test results can take a few days to get back and the wait time varies from patient to patient.
While you are waiting for your results please avoid potentially spreading the virus by staying isolated if possible. Monkeypox can be spread in a number of ways, including the following:
- Contact with the monkeypox rash
- Respiratory droplets
- Exchange of bodily fluids
- Sexual activity
- Contact with items that have been contaminated with bodily fluids or the rash
- Close contact with an infected person or animal
For more information about preventing the spread of monkeypox, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. Check back with the CDC website frequently for more information about the virus, vaccinations, testing, and prevention methods.
Frequently Asked Questions:
You can get a monkeypox test here in Staten Island at the OneCare Health Advanced Practice Health and Wellness Center. The location is at 97 Port Richmond Avenue and serves patients all throughout New York. Here at our clinic, we follow all federal government guidelines for monkeypox health care as well as our local Department of Health.
Visit us for testing as soon as you know that you have been exposed to the virus or if you experience symptoms of monkeypox.
Monkeypox testing is covered by many insurance plans, please check with your insurance provider prior to the visit if this service is covered. If you need help we can check for you at the time of your visit before any testing is administered. If you are uninsured we can offer you self-pay options to ensure that you get the care you need.
Limit your risk of the virus by avoiding skin-to-skin contact with others. Avoid sexual activity with those who are not trusted partners as the virus can spread through the exchange of bodily fluids. Lastly, if you feel you are infected with the virus seek medical attention immediately.