HEALTH ALERT: Important Coronavirus Update
Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a presumptive positive or confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office. For more information regarding the coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.
If you need help deciding if you should seek medical care, access the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker on the CDC COVID-19 Symptoms page by clicking on the Coronavirus Self-Checker button at the top of the page.
In-person and Virtual Appointment Visits
Our facilities are fully operational. We are monitoring for symptoms in patients and staff. We are taking proactive steps to keep our patients and team members safe while serving the needs of our community. We are actively monitoring and responding to all recommendations made by the CDC and our local regulatory and health authorities. The ongoing safety of our patients, staff and communities remain our primary focus. With that in mind, please note the following important information regarding appointment visits:
- Newly scheduled appointments that can safely and effectively be held virtually will be scheduled for telephone consultation or virtual visit.
- If an existing, previously scheduled appointment can be deferred, it is likely we will be calling to convert your appointment to a telephone consultation or virtual visit.
- If your provider determines that an office visit is in the best interest of your healthcare needs, an in-person visit will be scheduled.
- When able to do so, patients should present to appointments by themselves.
- When arriving at our facilities, please follow the instructions posted on the front door.
The CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures:
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60–95% alcohol.
- Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms.
Thank you for your cooperation and for being an advocate for the health of your loved ones and all individuals in our care.