COVID-19 services offered in Rock Hill, SC


While COVID-19 cases have declined, the virus’ impact on individuals and communities remains high. At Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Shawnie Perkins, MSPA, PA-C; Camden Messier, FNP-C; and the dedicated functional medicine team are committed to providing comprehensive care for both acute and long COVID-19 cases. With a focus on personalized treatment and an integrative approach, the clinic offers support to those navigating the challenges of COVID-19, including lingering symptoms and long-term effects. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

COVID-19 Q & A

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a potentially severe infection caused by the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus. Coronaviruses primarily cause respiratory symptoms, but they can affect every bodily system — from digestion to neurological function. 


Proper care is essential to prevent the infection from spreading. At Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center, the team works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan for COVID-19. Whether you have acute (short-term) symptoms or long COVID symptoms, the team can help you find relief with a holistic approach to care.

Why is COVID-19 so dangerous?

While COVID-19 shares many similarities to the common flu, a few key differences contribute to its higher level of illness and risk of complications, including:

High transmission rate

SARS-CoV-2 spreads easily through respiratory droplets. This high transmission rate has led to widespread outbreaks.

Symptom severity

While many people experience mild or moderate symptoms, some develop severe illness, particularly those who are older or have underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or compromised immune systems. 

Asymptomatic spread

Some individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 may not show symptoms but can still spread the virus to others, unknowingly spreading the disease.

Long-term effects

Even people with mild cases of COVID-19 can experience lingering symptoms, known as long COVID, which can include fatigue, shortness of breath, and cognitive issues. These long-term effects can significantly impact an individual's quality of life.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms of COVID-19 can vary but often include:


  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Nasal congestion 
  • Sneezing or runny nose
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Muscle aches and weakness
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Brain fog


A COVID-19 test is crucial to diagnose your condition and determine the appropriate treatment.

What are the treatments for COVID-19?

COVID-19 treatments depend on your specific symptoms, medical history, and risk factors. Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center believes in medical freedom, so you don’t need to be vaccinated to visit the clinic and receive comprehensive treatment. 


The practice specializes in long COVID care, so if you experience long-lasting fatigue, brain fog, or shortness of breath, the team can help. Treatments for acute and long-term COVID include:


  • Rest and fluids
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medications
  • Telemedicine check-ins
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy


COVID is a serious illness that requires timely intervention. Call Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center or schedule an appointment online to get the care you need.