Pandemic Update.


COVID-19 cases (and hospitalizations) are again on the rise in our community. In fact, case counts in Cass County are ten times what they were a year ago! Moreover, last year at this time, numbers were declining, following the Alphavariantsurge. This year numbers are increasing with the highly contagious Omicron-lineage variants. Because of widespread availability of home testing (good thing,buthome test results are not reported), the numbers of new cases being reported by the North Dakota Department of Health significantly undercount the actual numbers of cases.

Unless you have had COVID-19 illness within the past 90 days, you cannot rely on antibodies from previous infections to protect you. Likewise, while vaccinated and boosted individuals are protected for the most part from serious illness and death, their vaccine antibodies won’t necessarily protect them from contracting illness either. Sick individuals will spread this illness—and the current Omicron lineage variants we are seeing are the most contagious, yet. It is the responsibility of everyone to protect the elderly and high-risk individuals for whom COVID-19 could become a major illness.

Our physicians continue to refer patients for monoclonal antibody infusions when indicated and are prescribing Paxlovid for those who qualify. If you are ill and in need of evaluation, we are happy to see you. We continue to perform both rapid and PCR testing without an appointment andtelevisits are available.

If you do not want to catch these current, highly contagious variants, you may wish to considerretuningto layered protections—masking in public settings, avoiding unnecessary interactions, and avoiding sick persons.


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Welcometo UrgentMED

UrgentMED is located in theUniversity Medical Center

2829 University DriveSouth.

Fargo, ND 58103


(701) 232-9000


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We offer Telemedicine.

UrgentMED is pleased to offertelemedicine visits.

If you have been seen at UrgentMED in the past three years and would like to visit with Dr. Sondreal or Dr. Kooyer using your computer, smart phone or tablet, here is what you do:

1. Call us at (701) 232-9000 to request, consent and register for a tele-visit.

2. We will send you a link by text or email.

3. Click on the link and your device (camera needed) will launch your visit.

Easy!

Many insurance companies currently cover telemedicine visits for established patients. “Established” means that you have been seen at UrgentMED in the last three years. If during your virtual visit the physician recommends that you be seen in person, any out-of-pocket fee will be applied toward your co-pay or office charge.

We look forward to “seeing" you!


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Open seven days a week in south Fargo.


Urgent Medicine Associates, 2022