COVID-19 Resource Center
Our response to the on-going pandemic
These are unprecedented times, and our goal is to help keep you up to date on the ever changing COVID-19 pandemic. Get new and up to date information to help you stay happy, healthy and COVID-19 free. We stand ready to help you be more informed during this global pandemic. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at 602-424-2101 or [email protected].
Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 Vaccines
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has been authorized for emergency use by FDA under an EUA Emergency Use Authorization to prevent COVID-19 for use in individuals 12 years of age and older. Please see EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers available at cvdvaccine-us.com/recipients.
The Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine has been authorized for emergency use by FDA, under an EUA Emergency Use Authorization, to prevent COVID‑19 for use in individuals 18 years of age and older. Please view the overview page offered by Moderna if you are considering receiving this vaccine avaible at https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/recipients/.
How To Get Your Vaccine Today
HCS is currently offering the Pfizer- BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to all clients and family members of clients who meet qualifications. At the time of this appointment you will also be given a Covid-19 Vaccine Record Card. It is important to keep this card safe.
We offer vaccines Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm at our corporate location on 11th Street and Camelback Road. We also offer onsite vaccine clinics, however these clinic times may vary. Reach out to your HR department to schedule your onsite Covid-19 vaccines.
To schedule an appointment please use the online appointment scheduler located at the top of this page or call our office at 602-424-21012.
We offer three different types of COVID-19 testing:
- Diagnostic PCR Nasopharyngeal & Buccal Swabs – Best for symptomatic persons that do not need rapid results- the gold standard COVID-19 test.
- Rapid antigen testing – Best for symptomatic persons that need rapid results.
- Rapid antibody testing – Best for asymptomatic persons that has had known exposure to COVID-19.
Find a COVID-19 Testing site near you:
COVID-19 Work Safety Program
Our goal is to make sure your company remains a safe workplace throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Work Safety Program is assisting HR, so they do not need to handle medical issues. Employees will only return to work when an HCS provider has cleared the employee to work per integrated CDC guidelines.
Stay informed on all the important information
If infected with Coronavirus, people can have a wide range of symptoms which can be very mild to severe illness. Symptoms can appear anytime from 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Difficultly breathing
- Fever and/or chills
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Runny nose or congestion
- Nausea and/or Vomiting
If someone is showing any of the signs listed below, they should immediately seek emergency medical attention:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
Testing for Coronavirus
There are two types of Coronavirus tests the Healthcare Solutions Centers, LLC provide:
- PCR nasopharyngeal diagnostic viral test which tells you if you currently have the infection.
- An IgM & IgG rapid antibody test which is used for screening purposes. The test can tell you if potentially have COVID-19 and need further testing (IgM +) or if you potentially have had COVID-19 in the last one to three weeks (IgG +). Having antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, might provide protection from getting infected with the virus again for approximately three months. Not much is known about immunity and how much protection the antibodies might provide, however we are learning more every day.
If you think you need to be tested, please contact Healthcare Solutions Centers, LLC at 602-424-2101 or [email protected] for triage and to set up an appointment.
COVID-19 is mainly spread though close contact from other humans which is defined within six feet of another person, respiratory droplets spread when a person who is infected talks, coughs or sneezes, and touching surfaces that could have the virus on them and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
The best ways to protect yourself and others are:
- Social distancing from other by at least six feet
- Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Cover you mouth and nose with a mask when around others to stop respiratory droplets from spreading.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Cover both nose and mouth when sneezing, and cough into your elbow to stop respiratory droplets from spreading.
- Stay home when you are sick.
Flu vs Coronavirus
COVID-19 and the flu are very similar but also have their differences.
They are both are both contagious respiratory illnesses, however they are caused by two different viruses. The virus that causes COVID-19 is SARS-CoV-2 while the flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Many of the sings and symptoms of the two illness are very similar so it can be hard to differentiate what might be happening to you. Testing may need to be done to help confirm a diagnosis. One key differentiator is that loss of taste and smell occurs with COVID-19, however this does not occur with the flu.
While more is learned every day, there is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it. For more information please navigate to https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm#table
People at Increased Risk
People with several chronic conditions are more likely to experience dangerous symptoms if infected with COVID-19.
These include type 2 diabetes, severe obesity and serious heart diseases. High blood pressure and type 1 diabetes may increase your risk of serious COVID-19 symptoms. Furthermore, the risk of serious illness directly correlates with age. Therefore, in general the older you are, the higher risk you have for serious illness when infected with COVID-19.