A successful return to the workplace means COVID precautions, or better yet, vaccines. Many local businesses have worked with Innovative Express Care during the pandemic to offer COVID-19 testing for employees and to consult on best practices to stop virus spread. Those same businesses are now lining up for the next phase to ensure a healthy workplace, vaccines.
Innovative Express Care has worked with more than 100 businesses over the last six months. Companies both large and small have recognized that COVID-19 prevention strategies, such as regular testing of employees, can be the key to staying open. Innovative Express Care has a dedicated mobile team for occupational health at area businesses. That team is now beginning to administer vaccines to businesses who have eligible employees.
We know the vaccine waiting game can be frustrating. Clinics wait for doses, as patients wait for appointments. Dr. Khare explained how we are doing everything we can to increase vaccine availability for people in group 1b on WGN TV.
The short answer? Persistence is key. We can only book appointments a few days out, as we must first guarantee we’ll have doses available for patients. Those in group 1b, which include older adults age 65+ and essential front line workers (police, fire, teachers, etc.) should check our website and others often to look for appointment availability which can change daily.
Our team is proud to help patients who qualify for medical cannabis and guide them as they pursue improved health and symptom relief. Now that we made the list of finalists, we need your help one last time to bring this honor home. Please visit the Chicago Reader online to cast your vote for Innovative Express Care and Innovative Wellness in these two categories.
Innovative Wellness has developed cannabis regimen protocols for numerous conditions, including Crohn’s Disease, IBS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, PTSD, Cancer, Migraines and more. Our team will help you determine what strains are best suited for your unique symptoms and help you incorporate cannabis into your treatment plan.
If you or someone you know is interested in exploring medical cannabis, contact us today.
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As the Chicagoland leader in COVID testing, Dr. Rahul Khare has become a trusted source for COVID-19 testing and safety recommendations. He recently spoke with NBC’s TODAY show about virus testing before holiday gatherings. Does a negative test give you a free pass to gather? Watch the segmenthere to find out what Dr. Khare has to say.
The thanksgiving holiday looked different for many people this year, as they enjoyed more intimate dinners than in years past. Still, any gathering poses a potential risk when it comes to COVID-19. Dr. Khare spoke with ABC 7 on Sunday to explain why he expects to see a surge in virus cases in the weeks following the Thanksgiving holiday. Innovative Express Care test more than 2,000 patients every day and expects the high demand for testing to continue throughout the holiday season.
Big news! We opened a COVID-19 testing site in Downers Grove today.
Innovative Express Care performs nearly 1,000 COVID-19 tests daily at our city site. We are committed to helping the Chicagoland area screen for the virus and recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Increasing testing is part of our commitment.
I teamed up with Jeffrey Bohmer, MD, another local emergency medicine physician, to manage the site at 4115 Fairview Avenue in Downers Grove. We offer PCR swab testing, rapid COVID-19 testing and antibody testing currently, and we expect to add saliva testing in the coming weeks. More on that soon!
Our Downers Grove clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. We will extend those hours into the evening and to weekends soon. You do not need to be experiencing symptoms for testing and insurance is accepted. Uninsured patients can also be tested under the federal CARES Act.
The colder months and upcoming holidays will result in more people commingling indoors. Proactively testing and screening for COVID-19, even when no symptoms are present, can help identify cases early and prevent virus spread. The upcoming flu season will also lead many people to need COVID-19 testing. Innovative Express Care will rule out COVID-19, while also testing symptomatic patients for flu and strep when necessary.
Appointments are required for testing. For more information on COVID-19 testing, visit Innovative Express Care online.
COVID-19 has been active in our community for six months. What have we learned in half of a year? Dr. Khare recently spoke with Hal Dardick from the Chicago Tribune to explain how mask use, the way in which we socialize, and how hospitalized patients are treated, has changed. Read more in today’s Chicago Tribune.
Dr. Khare joined the team at FOX Chicago this morning to talk about COVID-19 pool testing. Check out the video here to learn how this strategy for group testing may save on supplies and allow more asymptomatic people to be tested.
Innovative Express Care is honored to be featured in the Crain’s Chicago Business Healthcare Heroes issue for our work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team has worked tirelessly since the virus hit Chicago. We acted quickly set up an outdoor medical tent for virus testing in March, increased our staff by 40 percent and have tested well over 6,000 people for COVID-19 in the last three months. We are proud to serve our community seven days a week, and we will continue to go above and beyond to keep Chicago healthy.
Be sure to pick up the issue, or view it online here.
Dr. Khare spoke with NPR earlier this week to explain COVID-19 antibody testing. If you are wondering what antibodies are associated with COVID-19, and why we believe they provide a level of protection against COVID-19, take a moment to listen. Innovative Express Care uses the Abbott serology test, which we believe is the most accurate test on the market. You can schedule an appointment online.