FOR PATIENTS

CORONAVIRUS

WE WILL REMAIN OPEN, PROVIDING CARE TO OUR PATIENTS

INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES

  • We require all staff, patients and visitors to wear a facial covering.
  • We have escalated our already stringent sanitary practices of frequent sanitization of all touchpoint areas and surfaces (counters, doorknobs, all furniture, ipads etc).
  • We are evaluating and managing sick patients through TELEHEALTH VIDEO VISITS.
  • We have created a separate clinic and waiting room for sick patients in our extension clinic, suite 390 (where we held our flu vaccine clinic).

SICK PATIENTS

WE WILL FIRST EVALUATE ALL SICK PATIENTS THROUGH A TELEHEALTH VIDEO VISIT.

  • We are committed to caring for all of our patients, even if you are sick.  In an effort to reduce your risk of exposure to all circulating respiratory infections, you will be evaluated by your physician through a Telehealth Video Visit.    If your provider feels a live, physical exam is needed, they will be able to schedule you to be seen in our extension clinic.
  • You may schedule your Telehealth Video Visit online.  You will get a confirmation with instructions on how to proceed.   Alternately, you may call our office to be scheduled for your Telehealth Video Visit.
  • For those patients with mild symptoms, you do not need to be evaluated unless you have questions.  We advise you to stay at home, distance yourself from your family members, treat your symptoms, wash your hands and surfaces frequently and get lots of rest.

TESTING FOR CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

  • We have a limited number of testing supplies.  During your telehealth video visit, your PCP will be able to guide you through the complexity of COVID-19 testing (test options, timeline for accurate results, self care and quarantine guidance).  If your doctor determines testing is appropriate, s/he will schedule you to be tested in our extension clinic.
  • Due to many factors, the turn around time for test results varies from week to week.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND HELP OUR COMMUNITY

  • Do not panic.  The risk for severe illness to the average American is low.  However, we must all do our part to curtail the spread and to protect the vulnerable members of our community.
  • If you are over 60 years old or have chronic medical conditions, avoid leaving your home unnecessarily and avoid having visitors to reduce your risk of exposure.
  • If you are well, avoid any unnecessary contact with other people, wash your hands frequently with soap and water, avoid touching your face, and wear a face covering when you are in public.
  • If you have been exposed someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, you must quarantine yourself at home for 14 days.  Please see our quarantine checklists for details.