As a result of current public health concerns, we are actively monitoring the advice from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local officials on the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority, so we have established screening measures and stringent infection prevention controls. We ask all patients and visitors to notify us in advance if they feel they are at risk for COVID-19 and to take preventative measures for the safety of themselves, and others.
We are unable to treat patients who are feeling any of the main symptoms. We require a two-week waiting period for an appointment if you have traveled to affected countries, or if you have been in contact with someone showing symptoms.
Symptoms and Preventive Measures
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. These symptoms may be similar to flu or the common cold. In serious cases, infection can cause pneumonia and other complications, especially in infants, older individuals and those with underlying health conditions.
Please remember that your best defense to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 is to follow good prevention practices:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, like your cell phone.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are feeling sick.
- If you are caring for an ill person, stay home for an estimated incubation period (2 weeks).
- If you have traveled recently or have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 and are experiencing the above symptoms, please seek medical attention right away.
- Before you go to any healthcare facility, call ahead and let them know of your recent travel and symptoms