CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ALERT

If you have SYPMTOMS of FEVER, COUGH, or SHORTNESS OF BREATH, EXTREME FATIGUE, LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL, NAUSEA, DIARRHEA, OR HAVE A KNOWN OR POTENTIAL EXPOSURE please CALL OUR OFFICE before seeking care here.  DO NOT come into the office with these symptoms UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO DO SO BY A MEMBER OF OUR STAFF.  Contacting our office in advance will ensure that you can get the care or instruction needed without putting others at risk.

MASKS are REQUIRED for all visits to our office.  If you do not have a face covering to bring and wear we will provide one to you. Please wear the mask for the duration of your time in our office.  Our staff and providers will be wearing masks as well.

Visitors or companions are not allowed to come to visits with scheduled patients unless the patient requires a caregiver to assist with ambulation or driving.


Your health is extremely important to us.  We are following all CDC guidelines and are receiving daily updates about COVID-19.   We will update this information as indicated.

We are treating all patients with respiratory complaints, cough, shortness of breath, fever, or other potential symptoms of COVID-19 either outside of our office or through remote video visits. We are currently able to test patients who have sypmtoms of COVID-19 or known exposure to the illness in our outside clinic on TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS.  

We remain open to treat well patients in our office setting.  Our staff members are wearing masks, we have implemented distancing protocols in our lobby, check in, and check out areas.  In addition, we require all patients and visitors to wear masks during their time in our office. If you have access to a mask or face covering, please bring it and wear it for the duration of your time in our office.  If you do not have one, we will provide you with one.

 

What you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ALL respiratory illnesses:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissues in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap is not readily available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 
    • Always wash your hands if visibly dirty.

We encourage you to visit the CDC website at the link below for up to date information on the outbreak, and answers to frequently asked questions.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

In addition, there is an information page about COVID-19 Response in NC at the link below;

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina

You can call 866-462-3821 with questions about the outbreak.

In addition, you can call the Wake County Health Department at (919)250-3947 if you have symptoms, a history of travel to a geographic area of concern, or known exposure to COVID 19 to discuss the potential need for testing.