The Following is our Covid-19 Policies and Procedures
Patients will be offered telemedicine visits upon availability. Learn more here: Telemedicine
Only the patient and essential visitors will be allowed to be present for the office visit. This is an important factor to consider in order to help limit the spread of asymptomatic COVID-19, or other transmittable illnesses.
Patients seeking an appointment for evaluation of an acute illness with fever, cough, shortness of breath, or respiratory issues will be brought into the office through an alternate door. Staff are instructed to don appropriate protective equipment, a mask and gloves.
Evaluation for COVID-19
We will be screening patients to evaluate for the following:
- Dry Cough
- Shortness of breath
- Chest Pain
- Loss of taste and smell
- If you have traveled to an area that has a high number of Covid-19 cases
- Been around someone who has been tested positive for Covid-19, or is presenting multiple symptoms of Covid-19.
The Patient will be tested for influenza and strep if both negative, and symptomatic, patients will be tested for COVID-19
Patients will receive a nasal swab consistent with COVID-19 protocol.
Treatment for COVID-19
Patients with symptoms are instructed to care for themselves at home while observing quarantine rules.
Patients may remove themselves from quarantine once they achieve respiratory improvement and remain afebrile for seventy-two hours (three days) without taking an antipyretic, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. In addition to a seven day lapse since the onset of symptoms.
Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19 or any appointments please give us a call at 830-438-9300, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.