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COVID-19 Notice

We want our patients to know that as an essential service, Health Care Institute is open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to support efforts of limiting community spread and ensuring the safety of our patients and staff, all visits will be conducted via tele-medicine.

This is a great service that allows you to stay in touch with your physician even though face-to-face visits are not possible at this time.

If you have a previously scheduled appointment, please keep your appointment and a our front office will contact you a few days before your appointment as to how the telemedicine visit will take place.

COVID-19 and Telemedicine FAQ

What are some of the symptoms of COVID-19
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face
What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?

If you suspect you may have COVID-19, isolate yourself immediately and contact your primary care physician. 

The CDC has provided an Online COVID-19 Self Assessment Test that can help decide your next course of action.

What is social distancing?

Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing:

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people
  • Do not gather in groups
  • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings
Should I still come into the office for my regularly scheduled visit?
No, at this time all visits will be conducted via telemedicine on your smartphon, ipad or computer. If you do not have one of these devices, your visit will be conducted via a standard telephone call.
What device do I need for a telemedicine vist?
A standard smartphone (iphone, Android etc.), iPad or personal computer with a video camera will work. If you do not have one of these devices, the visit will be done via a standard telephone vist.

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