Covid-19 Vaccine:

Do not use the online booking system to try and schedule an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Where can I get the vaccine?
We currently have vaccines available at our Irving and Bedford locations. Please call one of these clinic locations to schedule your vaccine appointment.

Bedford – (817)-358-5800

Irving (6161 State Hwy) – (972) 258-7499

Are the Vaccines safe?
In the clinical trials, the vaccines manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson Janssen were well-tolerated by study participants. We consider all three vaccines to be safe at this time given the scientific evidence.

Are the Vaccines effective?
In the clinical trials, both the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna were found to be ~90-95% effective. The Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine was found to be 66.3% effective in clinical trials.

What are the side effects of the vaccines?
After receiving the vaccine, you may experience discomfort at the location you received the vaccine, fatigue, headache, chills fever, joint pain, and muscle pain. These side effects are all described as temporary, or transient. They may be more prevalent after the second dose of the vaccine and seem to be less prevalent in older individuals.

How do the vaccines work?
Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines work through mRNA technology. The vaccine contains mRNA molecules that are instructions to your body to build a specific protein. The mRNA is encased in lipids – a type of fat. Once the vaccine is injected, your body uses the mRNA to create a specific protein inside the cell but not in the nucleus where your DNA lives. This cell-made protein elicits an immune response from your body so that if your body ever comes in contact with the actual COVID-19 virus, your immune system should be ready. This is immunity.

The Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine is a viral vector vaccine.

Can I get COVID-19 from any of the vaccines?
No, it is impossible to get COVID-19 from the vaccines. The virus is not in the vaccines. While side effects have been reported from the vaccines, they are not from the COVID-19 virus.

Who should get the vaccine?
Everyone who is eligible should plan to get the vaccine in the future. Getting the vaccine helps protect you, your loved ones, and your community. The Pfizer vaccine is now available for people ages 5 and up. The Moderna vaccine is approved for ages 17 and up. The Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine is approved for ages 18 and up.

What about booster shots?

Pfizer Vaccine

If you received the Pfizer Vaccination series and are 18 and up, you can get an COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the US as a booster. Teens ages 16-17 who received the Pfizer Vaccination series can get the Pfizer booster shot. You must wait at least six months from the date of your second dose to receive a booster.

Moderna Vaccine

If you received the Moderna vaccination series and are 18 years and up, you can receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines as a booster. You must wait at least six months from the date of your second dose to receive a booster.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

If you received the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine and are 18 years and up, you can receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines as a booster. You must wait at least 2 months from the date of your shot to receive a booster.

How much does the vaccine cost?
The vaccine is free. Administration of the vaccine is covered by commercial insurance and Medicare plans. If you do not have insurance coverage, we will administer the vaccine at no cost to our patients at Healthcare Associates of Texas.

Covid-19 Testing:

At Healthcare Associates of Texas, we have several different options for COVID-19 testing. If you come to one of our clinics for a COVID-19 test, your provider will determine which test is right for you based on your symptoms and health history. Although COVID-19 testing is generally offered at all our locations, depending on test availability, you may be directed to go to a different clinic. Please make sure to call or request an appointment online before coming to a clinic for a COVID-19 test. Scheduling your test ahead of time will help us make sure that you have a safe visit with us.



BioFire Respiratory Panel 2.1 RNA PCR
  • What it is: The Biofire Panel is a comprehensive diagnostic test that indicates the presence of over 20 different respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19 virus, two different families of the flu, certain cold viruses, and certain key strains of bacteria. The benefit of this testing option is that there is a greater chance that it can indicate which pathogen may be causing your symptoms. A negative test may simply mean you have allergies or an infection not tested in the panel.  This type of testing is the HCAT “gold standard” for respiratory testing.
  • How it’s performed: Your provider will take a deep nasal swab to collect the sample. The instrument to collect the swab is similar to a long cotton swab. Your provider will swab both nostrils in a similar manner. Patients describe the swab as irritating, but not painful. Your provider will then send the sample to a lab to be analyzed for the 20+ different pathogens.
  • Length of time until results: Test results are available in less than 24 hours.
  • Cash Price: $288.00.
    Patients should confirm with their insurance that COVID testing is a covered benefit. Patients who request cash pricing for COVID-19 testing will not have a bill sent to their insurance company.
SARS-COVID-2 Antigen FIA test
  • What it is: This test detects the presence of COVID-19 antigens. An antigen is a piece of viral material that is unique to the virus strain it belongs to. This means that every different virus has its own unique antigens. In the context of the SARS-COVID-2 Antigen FIA test, detecting the antigens can determine if the coronavirus is present in your body. This test cannot determine if you are immune to the coronavirus nor currently is there any such test that can guarantee immunity.
  • How it’s performed: Your provider will take a deep nasal swab to collect the sample. The instrument to collect the swab is similar to a long cotton swab. Your provider will swab both nostrils in a similar manner. Patients describe the swab as irritating, but not painful.  Your provider will then put your sample into a machine that detects the antigens.
  • Length of time until results: Test results are available in 15 minutes.
  • Cash Price: $100.00.
    Patients should confirm with their insurance that COVID testing is a covered benefit. Patients who request cash pricing for COVID-19 testing will not have a bill sent to their insurance company.
SARS-COVID-2 Antibodies Test
  • What it is: This test detects the presence of COVID-19 virus antibodies. Antibodies are pieces of protein that your immune system creates in response to an infection such as a virus or bacteria. The presence of COVID-19 antibodies in your body would indicate that you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. It is possible to have been exposed to COVID-19 without experiencing symptoms. If you have antibodies, it may indicate a past or present infection of COVID-19 or another coronavirus. Currently, it is unknown if antibodies detected from this test indicate immunity to COVID-19.
  • How it’s performed: Your blood will be drawn and then sent to a lab to be tested.
  • Length of time until results: Test results are available several days later after the blood draw.
  • Cash Price: $130.00.
    Patients should confirm with their insurance that COVID testing is a covered benefit. Patients who request cash pricing for COVID-19 testing will not have a bill sent to their insurance company.