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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
PCOM Healthcare

PCOM Healthcare Center facilities began a phased reopening on June 15, 2020. During this time, patients in need of office visits will be scheduled for in-person consultations at PCOM Family Medicine on a limited basis. Additional locations will reopen for in-patient visits in the coming weeks. The centers will continue to serve patients through telehealth/tele-visit appointments. The health and well-being of our patients is our top priority and we appreciate your patience as we strive to provide the safest and best service possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus. A coronavirus can cause a wide range of illnesses, from the common cold to severe pneumonia. The novel coronavirus (sometimes referred to as Wuhan coronavirus for the place where it was first detected) at the center of the current epidemic has been named SARS-CoV-19, and the illness it causes has been named COVID-19 (abbreviation for coronavirus disease 2019). This is a new strain of coronavirus.

What do I do if I come in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or if I have tested positive for COVID-19?

Please follow the CDC precautions if you have come in contact with someone who has been confirmed to have, or is being evaluated for COVID-19.

Should I be tested for COVID-19?

If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, stay home and call your healthcare provider. Older patients and individuals who have severe underlying medical conditions or are immunocompromised should contact their healthcare provider early, even if their illness is mild. If you have severe symptoms, such as persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips of face, contact your healthcare provider or emergency room and seek care immediately. Your doctor will determine if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and whether you should be tested.

*Taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)