Sound Health Services, which provides walk-in, quick-access medical care for ear, nose and throat needs at ENT Now at 1010 Old Des Peres Road south of Manchester Road, is now offering point-of-care COVID-19 testing. Nasal swabs are painless, quick and processed on-site, with results available in less than 20 minutes. Due to the high demand for testing, call 314-729-0077 for an appointment.
There are two different types of tests: diagnostic tests and antibody tests. A diagnostic test can show if you have an active coronavirus infection. An antibody test looks for antibodies that are made by your immune system in response to a threat, such as a specific virus.
COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
Sound Health is the largest private practice ENT group in the St. Louis area with over 30 ENTs, audiologists and other medical professionals serving the community.
“More than half of medical needs treated at urgent cares are ENT-related,” said Dave Hinkle, with ENT Now. “ENT Now has the equipment and trained professionals who can treat those needs.” Once patients are diagnosed and treated for their immediate needs, they are referred to their primary care physician, pediatrician, ENT physician or audiologist, as needed.
WALK-IN CLINIC NOW OPEN
Sound Health Services, with 12 offices in the St. Louis area, offers the convenience of a large group practice featuring state-of-the-art care for ear, nose, and throat problems, hearing loss, dizziness, environmental allergies, facial plastics, sinus treatment and head and neck surgery. Sound Health offers a variety of highly specialized procedures that utilize the latest medical technology for both adult and pediatric care. It has ENT physicians, audiologists, and speech pathologists.
Sound Health Services provides adult and pediatric ear, nose, and throat care; head & neck surgery; audiology services including hearing loss; hearing aid products; balloon sinuplasty (balloon sinus dilation); dizziness and balance assessments; voice and swallowing medicine; allergy relief, testing and treatment; treatment of sleep disorders and snoring; facial plastics.
Sound Health Services’ ENT Now walk-in clinic was opened to meet the needs of patients looking for same-day ENT care. The ENT Now urgent care facility, located at 1010 Old Des Peres Road, is staffed by a team of ENT specialists offering extended early morning, evening, and weekend hours. Patients also can call 314-729-0077 for an appointment at a Sound Health Services location.