In response to the recent Covid-19 pandemic, Childress Nursing Services is implementing necessary standard protocols to keep our nurses and clients safe during this public health emergency. This means our nurses will receive regular Covid-19 health screenings, testing as needed, and be outfitted in full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and use disinfectants during all injection visits. Clients and any household members present in the home at the time of visit will receive a Covid-19 screening questionnaire and temperature check at the door before every visit. Additionally, the following Covid-19 diagnostic (diagnostic tests = molecular or antigen) testing requirements for clients will be implemented:
Pre-Start of Care
Clients must have been tested for Covid-19 and those test results received within 48 hours before the start of care date and time.
Post-Start of Care
For ongoing Covid-19 screening purposes, clients are required to be tested for Covid-19 every 7 days starting after receipt of start of care testing results until end of care date or termination of services.
Positive Covid-19 Test Results
Any client or household member(s) who test positive for Covid-19 will result in an immediate visit cancellation and will need to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test result to resume CNS home health services.
Covid-19 Testing Exemption
If client has completed Covid-19 vaccination series and it has been at least 2 weeks post-vaccination completion, then client is exempt from Covid-19 pre and post - start of care testing, upon submission of proof of vaccination completion. However, if client starts exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms or has been exposed to a positive Covid-19 person, then client will have to adhere to the pre/post-start of care testing requirements.
If clients are unable to acquire outside CLIA-certified Covid-19 diagnostic lab testing, as long as CNS has adequate testing supplies, CNS Testing, the laboratory division of CNS, can provide Covid-19 rapid, same-visit/same-day diagnostic testing and health screening. All CNS Testing visits will be performed by a CNS nurse, occur simultaneously with injection visits and will meet pre and post - start of care requirements. Clients should contact their provider about needing a Covid-19 diagnostic test order. Additionally, CNS will send a lab requisition form to the provider on behalf of the client. If CNS obtains a Covid-19 diagnostic test order for a client from their healthcare provider within 48 hours of start of care, then no upfront payment is due from client and insurance will be billed initially for testing fees. Note: Covid-19 antibody tests are optional, must be performed during same visit as molecular or antigen diagnostic test, and must be paid of out-of-pocket (not insurance billable).
CNS Testing and Health Screening Fees
Out-of-pocket fee/Cash price (all-inclusive pricing)
Covid-19 Antigen diagnostic test = $149
Covid-19 Antibody test = $99