PCOM Healthcare Center facilities began a phased reopening in June 2020. Patients in need of office visits will be scheduled for in-person consultations. All in-person visits require a mask, and appropriate spacing of patients will be maintained. The centers will also 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.
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.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19, please do not come to the healthcare clinics. Call the office to schedule a telemedicine appointment in order to be assessed by one of our physicians.
Additionally, 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.
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)