About Our Covid care
WE ARE NOT A TESTING CENTER.
We are a Freestanding Emergency Room offering COVID-19 testing to help our physicians diagnose and contain the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Our goal is to diagnose patients faster so they can be treated and aware of their COVID-19 status. While we have the ability to test patients for COVID-19, we know that our community members need immediate medical attention for a variety of illnesses, injuries, and trauma.
As your Exceptional choice for our 24-hour emergency room, we’d like you to know that we consider you and your family’s safety and well-being, our top priority. You can always come into our emergency room to get evaluated on-site. Because we are an emergency room, wait-times are often unpredictable.
How Exceptional Emergency Center Protects You from COVID-19
At Exceptional Emergency Center, we are setting the gold standard for Freestanding Emergency Rooms during this time of a global pandemic. (or in the age of COVID-19.)
Please help us with social distance by booking your COVID-19 appointment online.
When our COVID-19 patients book online it helps us prepare with additional cleaning supplies, PPE, and staff to ensure top safety for both our employees and patients. This also helps us minimize exposure by controlling traffic flow. At Exceptional Emergency Center we are doing everything we can to keep you, your loved ones, and our staff safe.
Experiencing an emergency, symptoms, and need to be tested for COVID-19?
Visit your nearest Exceptional Emergency Center or Call 911.
Exceptional Emergency Centers, the best ER Care throughout Texas, are now Evaluating and Testing for COVID-19
- If you have questions call your local center prior to arrival (Find Location)
- Scheduling highly recommended to control exposure
- Our emergency rooms are always open 24/7
Are you at risk for contracting Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
- Have you been in contact with someone who later tested positive for COVID-19?
- Are you experiencing fever, cough, headache, or shortness of breath?
- Is your spouse, child, or someone in your home positive for COVID-19?
- Are you a healthcare worker, first responder, or someone that interacts with patients every day?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may need to get tested for COVID-19.
We have two different tests available – Antigen test (Rapid Test) and Molecular (PCR) test.
1. Antigen Test (The Rapid Test)
Available at Exceptional: Yes On-Site or Send Out? On-Site Results typically back in 15 Minutes
Rapid antigen tests are easily performed at our ER via nasal swab. The test detects viral protein in an actively infected person. The manufacturer published data that states the test demonstrates 100% specificity if results are positive. (Meaning: if the sample is positive it is 100% accurate) and demonstrates 87.5% sensitivity (meaning: if the sample is negative, it is 87.5% accurate).
2. Molecular (PCR) Test
Available at Exceptional: Yes On-site or Send Out? Send Out Results typically back in 3 to 7 business days
PCR tests are performed via nasopharyngeal swab. The test detects the viral genetic material (RNA). If a sample test negative via antigen testing (rapid test) and you have either COVID-19 symptoms or have been in direct contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 it is advisable to confirm with molecular testing (PCR).
Monoclonal Antibodies & Latest Treatment Protocols for Covid-19
EXCEPTIONAL EMERGENCY CENTERS are using Monoclonal Antibodies & Latest Treatment Protocols for Covid-19 in Tyler and Amarillo
Our Doctors have been at the forefront of early-onset COVID-19 mitigation, and we are grateful to announce that we have some latest and highly beneficial treatment protocols including BAM [Bamlanivimab] infusions.
The Texas DSHS Vaccination program approves Exceptional Emergency Center as a registered provider. One of a few currently registered in the State to administer the Monoclonal, also know as BAM [Bamlanivimab]. When a COVID-19 positive patient arrives at any of our facilities, our medical staff will consider their need for a BAM infusion, alongside our multi-faceted COVID-19 response. Highly effective in reducing the need for hospitalizations when delivered during the initial week of infection.
Treatment can begin immediately in our facility, and patients are then kept for observation. Give us a call to learn more about the treatment & how Exceptional ERs are helping communities and our patients.
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About Our ER care Services
- CT Scans
- Cardiac Monitoring
- Digital X-Rays
- Splints, Slings, Crutches, Ortho Boots
- Strep, Mono, and Flu Tests
- Allergic Reactions
- Abdominal Pain
- Blood Clots
- Sinus Infections
- Skin Rashes
- Chest Pain
- Strep Throat
- Insect Bites/Stings
- Broken Bones
- Animal Bites
- Sports Injuries
|Features/Procedures||Exceptional ER||Hospital ER||Urgent Care Clinic|
|Treats lacerations, sprains, bruises, etc||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Treats chest pain/heart attack||Yes||Yes||No|
|Treats abdominal pain||Yes||Yes||No|
|Treats respiratory distress||Yes||Yes||No|
|CT scanners and digital X-rays for head injuries, chest pain, broken bones, etc||Yes||Yes||No|
|EKG and cardiac enzyme analysis||Yes||Yes||No|
|Cardiac onsite lab tests||Yes||Yes||No|
|Transfer arrangements with nearby hospital if needed||Yes||Yes||No|
|Drastically reduced wait time||Yes||No||No|
|Immediate access to board-certified physicians||Yes||No||No|
|Fully certified Laboratory for quick results/diagnosis||Yes||No||No|
|Easy and convenient billing||Yes||No||No|