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.

TESTING FOR CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

  • DRFP has two options for COVID-19 testing.  Both are done after your telehealth evaluation with your PCP, knows which test(s) to perform.
      • Rapid Antigen Testing:
        • Typically used for patients who have sick symptoms concerning for COVID 19
        • Done with a small nasal-pharyngeal swab
        • Results in 5-15 minutes
      • PCR Testing
        • More sensitive than antigen testing
        • May be used in patients regardless of symptoms
        • Performed with either a nasal swab or nasal-pharyngeal swab
        • Sent to the lab.  Results are typically returned in 1-2 days

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND HELP OUR COMMUNITY

  • Get vaccinated
  • Wear a mask when you are outside of your home to protect yourself and others
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Contact your PCP with any questions
  • If you have been exposed someone who currently has COVID-19 and you have not yet been vaccinated, you must quarantine yourself at home for at least 10 days.  Please contact your PCP for further, personalized guidance
  • If you have been exposed to someone who currently has COVID-19 and it has been longer than 2 weeks since you received the final dose of your vaccine, you do not need to quarantine or to get tested unless you develop any symptoms.  Please monitor yourself closely and contact your PCP for further, personalized guidance