If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.
Stock up on supplies.
Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
Avoid crowds as much as possible.
Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.
Georgetown Internal Medicine is always concerned about the health and well being of our patients. We are remaining open to continue to provide quality care to all our patients. We are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation and making changes to our office for your health and safety. We continue to clean our office by sanitizing the waiting room and exam rooms often during the day. We have separated our office into two areas. Well and Sick.
Have supplies on hand
Contact your healthcare provider to ask about obtaining extra necessary medications to have on hand in case there is an outbreak of COVID-19 in your community and you need to stay home for a prolonged period of time.
If you cannot get extra medications, consider using mail-order for medications.
Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies (tissues, etc.) to treat fever and other symptoms. Most people will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home.
Have enough household items and groceries on hand so that you will be prepared to stay at home for a period of time.
For our Sick Patients:
If you are sick, please call the office and we will review your situation. Not everyone will need to come into the office. For those, we will provide guidance and information for self monitoring and treating your condition. For those we feel a need to come into the office, please call at the time of arrival and we will direct you into our back entrance. Please do not enter our main lobby.
For our Well Patients:
We are continuing to see patients in our office for their health care needs. We are committed to your continued access to quality healthcare. We are limiting your exposure as much as possible by getting patient's back into exam rooms as quickly as possible and to distance patients while in the office as much as we can. If you would like to wear a mask, please bring one with you. Our supplies are very limited and we are unable to obtain additional supplies at this time.
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!