Let’s Work Together to Keep Our Community Safe
Following the CDC recommendations, we encourage staying home as much as possible. We have increased the number of tele-med appointments available. Please call our office so we can determine if your care should be provided in-person or via tele-med.
If you believe you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
If you have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to stay awake or have bluish lips or face, CALL 911
If your symptoms are manageable, please stay home, separate yourself from others and call our office to schedule a Telehealth appointment: We will order a COVID test and give you directions for testing.
(Note: If you go directly to the hospital ER without a referral from your primary care provider, you will likely be tested, but may incur charges for a hospital ER visit)
How Telehealth Works:
Phone our office to schedule an appointment.
If you have email or texting options listed with us, you will receive a link to complete updated health screening questions and update insurance information.
*Near the time of your appointment you will receive instructions to connect to your Telehealth Zoom appointment. If you would prefer a phone call, your provider will call you.
How Do I Manage Stress or Anxiety During a Pandemic?
If you find the challenges of recent months unusually difficult, you are not alone! These are trying times, but there are ways to pursue wellness. Healthy stress management can make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Always keep in mind, there is hope and many ways to find and sharejoy.
Ways to stay positive, hopeful and balanced:
- Information is useful— follow trustworthy sources such as the CDC, the World Health Organization, and your local public health authorities. Too much information and obsessively checking the news is unhelpful.
- Keep up daily routines with COVID friendly adjustments and stay connected ~ it will support a sense of normalcy, don’t isolate yourself completely from other people.
- Focus on the things you can control - you can do your part to be personally responsible even though you can’t control how severe the outbreak is in your community.
- Be kind to yourself if you experience more anxiety and depression than usual. Modify your expectations to meet the current and changing reality.
- Exercise boosts your immune system, boosts endorphins, helps you release anxiety, and relieves stress.
- Enjoy nature as sunshine and fresh air are mood elevating. Avoid crowds and take a walk around your neighborhood or out in nature, wearing a mask if needed.
- Start your day with gratitude, thinking of new things you are grateful for each morning. Write a thank you card to someone who has been an inspiration to you.
- Engage in kindness towards others. Simple ways of reaching out and helping others will strengthen your community, lift your spirits while bringing you purpose and meaning.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Up to date information and public health guidelines from the CDC. (Centers for Disease Control andPrevention)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak – Find country guidance, tips for protecting yourself, and travel advice. (WorldHealth Organization)
Coronavirus Resource Center – Get answers to many common questions about coronavirus, as well as links to other resources.(Harvard Health Publishing)
The Coronavirus Collection: Fact-Checking COVID-19– Misinformation is spreading as fast as the virus. Find out what’s true and false here. (Snopes)
Are You in Crisis?
Disaster Distress Helpline – Call 1-800-985-5990or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor in theU.S.
Crisis Text Line – Text with a trained crisis counselor in the U.S., UK, Ireland, and Canada. crisis counselor in the U.S.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – If you’re feeling suicidal, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) in the U.S. or visit IASPor Suicide.org for a helpline in your country.
National Domestic Violence Hotline – Isolated at home in an abusive situation and need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-799-7233 or findresources in your country here.