COVID-19 : What you need to know


Here is a handout that provides general information about the new coronavirus strain, known as COVID-19.  Also included are resources for up-to-date recommendations and information on the spread of COVID-19

GENERAL INFO HANDOUT (PDF)

 

We are pleased to offer a safe and caring environment for all of our patients – whether you are seeking treatment for Covid-like symptoms, another illnesses, or for your annual well visit.

A note about our clinic hours/procedures:

We take the safety of everyone who comes into the office very seriously, so we’ve started a few precautions you should be aware of before you make an appointment.

Each day of the week, there will be a designated provider seeing sick patients all day. For example, Jackie is Monday, Jamie is Tuesday, etc. This is designed to keep providers from going in and out of sick patient rooms in order to limit exposure. Our aim is that providers in sick clinic will not see any healthy patients after seeing sick patients on a day when they are assigned to sick clinic.

If you prefer not to come into the office, we now offer telemedicine! We encourage all patients who are high risk, including patients above the age of 65, to schedule a Telehealth visit to discuss medical concerns. Please go to our Telehealth page to find out how you can schedule a remote appointment with us. As always, do not delay in contacting us for urgent medical concerns.

PCR & Antibody Testing

We are also offering PCR and antibody COVID testing on Thursdays for asymptomatic patients on a walk-in basis. Patients must not be having any upper respiratory/cold or flu like symptoms and must have been seen within one year to qualify for this walk-in testing.

Patients coming into the office for PCR (swab) COVID testing must enter through the acute care clinic (at the rear of our building) even if they are not having any symptoms. Patients coming in for antibody testing may enter through the main entrance. Wait times for testing may vary depending on the day.

Hours for Thursday walk-in COVID testing are 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.