UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: ALL patients who are experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, body aches or sore throat are advised to CALL THE OFFICE to change their appointments to a telehealth visit. Office: (206) 525-8015.
If you are experiencing difficultly breathing, PLEASE CALL 911.
Please know that we are doing our best to protect our patients, our staff and our providers from the COVID-19 infection. To do this, we have a robust screening protocol in place to ensure that all patients coming into our office have been screened for COVID-19 symptoms. This will ensure that sick patients and high-risk patients will be able to get the care they need via telehealth or phone consult and other patients who are currently well will not be at risk when coming into the office.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP REDUCE THE SPREAD OF INFECTION:
- IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS of illness please stay at home, away from others and call your primary care doctor.
- AVOID touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- AVOID close contact with people who are sick. Close contact is defined as:
- Being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a sick person for a prolonged period; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a healthcare waiting area or room with ill persons
- Having direct contact with infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on)
- CONTINUE WASHING your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If not available, then please use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- CLEANING RECOMMENDATIONS: Wipe down high-touch surfaces 2 times a day including door handles, phones, TV remotes, sink/door/toilet handles, and light switches.
- WHEN YOU GET HOME: Change take your shoes off, change your clothes and put on clean clothes and wash your hands.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS:
- CALL YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYISICIAN.
- IF YOU ARE COUGHING AND SNEEZING please cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- GETTING FOOD AND DRINK:
- If financially feasible, consider food delivery or grocery delivery service (Amazon, Instacart, Safeway, and QFC)
- Increase fluids as much as possible and consider incorporating more soups, hot teas into your routine to stay hydrated.
- MEDICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTS:
- If you need a medication to be picked up at a pharmacy, please ask a family member or friend to pick it up and deliver it to your doorstep.
- If you are in need of any supplement refills, we can mail them to you and/or you can use Wellevate in order to have them shipped to your doorstep.
- Avoiding contact with any delivery personnel. Have packages left on your doorstep instead of opening your door to receive packages or food deliveries.
Washington State DOH
The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
DISCLAIMER: Information regarding COVID-19 is continuously being updated and dispersed to all healthcare professionals. We will do our best to communicate all pertinent and patient specific information as it becomes available. All the information from above is curated from the Department of Health Website and King County Public Health Website.