Health Matters

If you have Medicare and want to be tested for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19. Medicare covers tests with no out-of-pocket costs. You can get tested in your home, doctor’s office, a local pharmacy or hospital, a nursing home, or a drive-through site. Medicare does not require a doctor’s order for you to get tested.

Testing is particularly important for older people and nursing home residents, who are often among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Widespread access to testing is a critical precursor to a safe, gradual reopening of America.

The Food & Agricultual Organization of hte Uninted Nations (FAO) calls on everyone to strengthen their immune systems with a healthy and conscious diet that avoids food waste.
Staying healthy through a proper diet is key.

1. Strengthen your immune system through a proper diet
Increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables, with at least five servings a day.

COViD-19 testing is no longer available in Alameda. The nearest testing sites are in Oakland’s Fruitbvale District.

n La Clinica de la Raza,. Tests are by appointment only, and you can drive through or walk up at this site.

Call for appointment and addres: 510-535-3370, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

n Native American Health Center’s parking lot, 3050 International Blvd., Tests by appointment only Tuesdays and Thursdays: between 9 and 7 p.m. and Saturday: from 10 to 4 p.m.

People are stressed. A lot is happening politically. A lot is happening in regard to health, i.e. the coronavirus. A lot is happening economically. A lot is happening to our climate.

If you have Medicare and want to be tested for COVID-19, you should be aware that Medicare covers tests with no out-of-pocket costs. You can get tested in your home, doctor’s office, a local pharmacy or hospital, a nursing home, or a drive-through site. Medicare does not require a doctor’s order for you to get tested.

Testing is particularly important for older people and nursing-home residents, who are often among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Widespread access to testing is a critical precursor to a safe, gradual reopening of America.

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