COVID-19 UPDATES

CURRENT VACCINE STATUS: Vaccines are now available at the MyCare Center Line, 586-756-7777, and Mount Clemens, 586-783-2222, clinics during clinic hours. Please call if you would like to schedule an appointment.

We are committed to protecting the health of our community and encourage each and every person to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. By getting vaccinated, you are not only protecting yourself, but your family, friends, and neighbors. By working together, we can help move past this pandemic.

 
 
*MyCare Health Center currently offers the Moderna vaccine for ages 6 months and older that requires 2 doses administered approximately 4 weeks apart. Appointments can be scheduled or walk-in.  We also offer bivalent booster for ages 6 years and older.

 

Updated (Bivalent) Boosters

A COVID-19 booster is a vaccine dose that you get after you’ve already had your two primary COVID-19 vaccines. Booster shots increase or restore how well the vaccine protects you from severe illness and death. Previous boosters are called “monovalent” because they were designed to protect against the original virus that causes COVID-19. They also provide some protection against Omicron, but not as much as the updated (bivalent) boosters. The updated (bivalent) boosters are called “bivalent” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5. CDC recommends that people ages 5 years and older receive one updated (bivalent) booster if it has been at least 2 months since their last COVID-19 vaccine dose, whether that was:

  • Their final primary series dose, or

  • An original (monovalent) booster

 

People who have gotten more than one original (monovalent) booster are also recommended to get an updated (bivalent) booster.  MyCare has the Moderna booster available for ages 6 years and older. 



 
CLICK HERE to listen to MyCare's Dr. Joseph Naughton, CMO, and Karen Wood, CEO, talk about the importance of getting your vaccination and what to expect.   

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Do I need to keep wearing a mask after I get vaccinated?

Vaccinated people are not required to wear face masks when participating in gatherings unless they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. MDHHS recommends that fully vaccinated people continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing when in the following settings included here.

 

Can the COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?

No. None of the vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19 so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

 

Will the COVID-19 vaccination protect me from getting sick with COVID-19?

Yes. COVID-19 vaccination works by teaching your immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19, and this helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19.

 

Additional Resources:

CDC.gov COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID TESTING:

COVID-19 testing is available at our Center Line and Mt. Clemens clinics. Please call Mount Clemens, 586-783-2222, or Center Line, 586-756-7777, to make an appointment. 

Click HERE to download our COVID testing patient forms. Please print them, fill them out, and bring them with you when you come to our drive up testing site. 

 

ATTENTION: Your insurance carrier may not cover COVID-19 testing if it is not considered medically necessary. If you are uninsured, MyCare offers a Sliding Fee Program to help pay for medically necessary testing costs.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends testing for COVID-19 if:

 

-        You are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

-        You have been exposed to someone recently diagnosed with COVID-19

-        As recommended by your healthcare provider

 

MyCare Health Center offers rapid and PCR (send-off) drive-up testing. If you request a test that is not medically necessary (i.e. for travel, entertainment venue entry, or work only) our fees are as follows and must be paid at time of service:

 

-        Rapid COVID-19 Test: $75

-        PCR (Send-off) COVID-19 Test: $50

         o   You may also receive a separate $125 laboratory fee from Quest Laboratories

 

- Click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

MyCare Health Center's COVID-19 preparedness and response plan can be found HERE. Learn more about what we are doing to keep our staff and patients safe. 

Virtual recovery assistance is available. Click HERE for a list of Virtual Recovery Resources