Latest COVID-19 Information & Updates
Updated August 9, 2023: COVID-19 cases have begun to rise again in New York. A new variant, EG.5 also known as Eris is likely responsible for this up-tick in COVID-19 infections. The good news is this variant does not seem to be more transmissible or life threatening than previous variants.
What to do if you are not feeling well or have COVID-19 symptoms
COVID-19 symptoms include flu-like symptoms such as headache, congestion, sore throat, fever, nausea, body aches, and generally feeling unwell. If you have any of these symptoms, it’s best if you test for COVID-19. You can take a rapid home test if you have one and it is not expired, or you can come in to any Essen Urgent Care location and they can test you (either a rapid or PCR test).
COVID-19 Testing Available At All Essen Urgent Care Locations
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, walk in to any of the over 16+ Essen Urgent Care locations to be tested. Essen offers both rapid and PCR testing as well as can provide the necessary follow-up care should you need treatment if you test positive.
What to do if you tested positive for COVID-19 with a home test and need treatment
If you’ve already tested positive at home with a valid home rapid test and you need treatment, call our Urgent Care On Demand at 347.773.1186 for a virtual visit with one of our qualified providers that can treat and prescribe medication that will help with your COVID-19 symptoms.
COVID-19 Vaccines Available Today
Don’t wait, protect yourself from COVID-19 and related variants by getting vaccinated today. All Essen Urgent Care locations offer COVID-19 vaccines for anyone ages 6 years old and up. No appointment needed, just walk right in.