Feel Your Best at Any Age with Palm Harbor Pharmacy’s Clinical Services
The Pharmacists at Palm Harbor Pharmacy want you to feel your best at all stages of life. That is why we are pleased to offer various Clinical Services to our customers. We offer Clinical Services and testing such as Immunizations, Flu and Strep rapid tests, Micronutrient Testing, and GI testing. Additionally, we offer three types of COVID Testing for your level of need.
Immunizations have become a critical part of our overall health. The National Foundation for Infectious Disease has listed 10 Reasons to Get Vaccinated. We offer the following immunizations right here in store.
The Flu Shots
According to the CDC, the Flu is “a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs.” What some don’t know is that Flu can lead to severe illness and even death. Getting immunized cuts down on that possibility and helps you and your family stay healthier.
Flu Shot: This preservative-free, inactive virus immunization is generally covered by insurance and carries a $0 copay. The price for self-pay is $40.
Flu Shot – High Dose – Age 65+: This is a high dose, inactive virus, providing additional immunity for those over 65. It is preservative-free and is typically covered by insurance at a $0 copay. The self-pay price is $70.
The Tetanus Shot
Tetanus is a severe illness caused by bacterial toxins affecting your nervous system. There is no cure for tetanus, so vaccines are critical.
Tetanus Shot (Tdap) – Boostrix: Every ten years, adults should get abooster Tetanus shot. Insurance typically covers this immunization at a $0 copay, and self-pay is $95.
The Pneumonia Shots
Pneumonia affects the air sacs in the lungs and can be fatal if not treated. There are several causes of pneumonia, so vaccination is vital.
Pneumonia Shot (Prevnar 13): This pneumonia shot is for those over the age of 65. Insurance typically covers this shot at a $0 copay, and self-pay is $248.
Pneumonia Shot (PPSV23): The CDC recommends those age 65 and over receive both shots for pneumonia. Insurance typically covers this shot at a $0 copay, and self-pay is $139.
The Shingles Shot
If you have ever known anyone to have shingles, you know how painful the rash can be. Don’t suffer through; get the vaccination.
Shingles Shot (SHINGRIX): SHINGRIX is an FDA -approved vaccine for the prevention of shingles in adults 50 and older. It is a two-dose series that requires the second dose 2 to 6 months after the first dose. Insurance typically covers this shot at a $0 copay, and self-pay is $199.
Health and Wellness Testing
Your overall health matters to the pharmacists at Palm Harbor Pharmacy. Let us help you get to the bottom of what is ailing you with a few simple tests available in store.
Flu Rapid Test: Getting a flu test rules out the need for antibiotics, which won’t work for a viral infection. Patients can get an antiviral if taken within the first 48 hours.
Our FLU A and FLU B virus test is analyzed onsite, and the results are back in 15 minutes. There is a fee of $39 for this test. We do not bill insurance for this test, but you are welcome to submit the claim to your insurance on your own.
Strep Rapid Test: If you have a sore throat, this test will tell you if it is bacterial or not. Strep throat can lead to other illnesses like scarlet fever, abscesses, and pneumonia if not treated appropriately.
With a strep test, the swab is collected, and the results are back in 10 minutes. The charge for this test is $39, and it is collected at the test time. We do not bill insurance for this test, but you are welcome to submit the claim to your insurance on your own.
Spectracell Micronutrient Test: Want to know where your micronutrients are deficient? This is the test you want. It evaluates how 31 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants work within your cells. What’s more, the MNT will tell you how well your cells deal with oxidative stress, metabolize carbohydrates, and function in an immune response.
Find out precisely what your body needs, and then develop a supplement plan with the pharmacist to bring your body back to peak health. This test and consultation is scheduled for 45 minutes and includes the testing, lab draw fee and consultation with results, and a new plan for increased health. The cost for this service is $499.
GI Map Test: Is your GI needing a bit of PI attention? Then this is the test for you. GI health is essential to your overall health and wellness. The development of a healthy GI system aids in immunity and mood as well. The Diagnostic Solutions GI Map is an at-home stool sample test for individuals experiencing trouble in the following areas.
- Chronic and Acute Gastroenteritis
- IBD- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Autoimmune Disease
- Suspected H. Pylori Infection
- Fungal or Yeast Infections
- Intestinal Permeability
- Viral Pathogens
The test price is $450, and it covers the testing, results, and 30-minute consultation.
For COVID-19 testing, Palm Harbor Pharmacy is pleased to offer the three main types of COVID testing, depending on your need.
Covid-Rapid Antigen Test: This test determines whether you have an active infection or not. The nasal swab is analyzed right there, and the results are back within 15 minutes. The cost for this test is $200 collected at the test time; however, you may submit the claim to insurance for possible reimbursement.
COVID-PCR Molecular Test: This is the 48-hour test sent to a lab for more conclusive results. The cost for this test is $200 collected at the test time; however, you may submit the claim to insurance for possible reimbursement.
COVID-Antibody Rapid Test: This is the rapid test that tells whether you have ever had the virus and which antibodies are in your blood. It is a finger stick test that will cost $99 at the time of the test. Again, you may submit the claim to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
Palm Harbor Pharmacy Provides Care and Clinical Services
Patients should never let lab work expense prevent them from living their best life and achieving optimal health. We are here to help provide quick answers and solutions to several of your health needs. And Palm Harbor Pharmacy partners with Ulta Labs to bring our patients' affordable Wholesale Lab Pricing to save you 80% off over 1,500 tests.
Contact Palm Harbor Pharmacy today for all your health care needs.