What to do if you test positive for Covid:
Click here to watch a video about what to do if you test positive for Covid.
Request Free COVID Tests Kits
All patients are now able to request 4 Free COVID at-home tests kits by going to this link and putting in your address (cannot be a business address). This is only good for 1 kit of 4 tests per household. Go to https://www.covidtests.gov/ to request your free tests.
Current status on Medications that treat COVID:
Paxlovid (Nirmatrelvir and Ritonavir) (Pfizer) and Molnupiravir (Baricitinib and Tocilizumab) (Merck) were FDA approved the week of 12/20/21 but are not yet commercially available at local pharmacies. They are anticipated to be available mid-January 2022. They must be started within 5 days of onset of COVID symtoms and are indicated for patients at high risk for complications of COVID with mild to moderate disease.
Currently our county does not have any supplies of Monoclonal Antibodies. We hope that the supply will replenish sometime the 1st week of January. You can reach out to StarMed Clinics via their website https://starmed.care/antibody or by calling 704-941-6000.
ATTENTION - COVID VACCINE AND BOOSTER INFORMATION
Currently we have Moderna Adult Covid Vaccines and Boosters available according to the current CDC recommendations - if you want to request one please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to storage limitations, we do not have any Childrens Covid Vaccines but you can get them at HealthSmart Pharmacy in Newton on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays - go to their website healthsmartnc.com click on the Newton Store and the online appointment link and their phone number will be available. You can also call Catawba County Public Health Department at 828-282-2002 to schedule a time that works for your child.
Newton Family Physicians Current Mask Policy 09/01/2021
We will not be completing Accommodation Request Forms for Mask Exemptions except in very
rare circumstances for patients with severe disabilities as outlined by the CDC and only after
consultation with your primary care provider. There are very few medical contraindications for
wearing a mask.
Please reference the CDC guidance here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html
Please see the isolation/quarantine guidelines for anyone awaiting test results or with exposure to a COVID patient.