COVID-19: Steps we are taking to minimize exposure.

COVID-19: Steps we are taking to minimize exposure.

Posted on: March 16th, 2020

In an effort to mitigate exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we as an organization are taking all necessary and available precautions to ensure patients are screened prior to coming to the office regarding potential exposure and/or symptoms or signs they might have been exposed to or are experiencing.

Patients must cancel and reschedule appointments if they have a fever or cough that has been present for less than 2 weeks. Please call us at (251) 928-0300 to cancel and reschedule your appointment.

Patients over 60 with non-urgent concerns should limit exposure to outpatient clinics. Do not go to urgent care, PCP or ER unless you are actively ill and require emergent care.

If you develop any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call ADPH’s Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division at 1-800-338-8374 immediately.

While no one completely understands the COVID-19 virus at this point, our practice is following all issued guidelines recommended by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and The World Health Organization (WHO). We are confident that our aggressive preemptive steps will aid in minimizing the transmission of the virus. Please take all reasonable steps to protect yourself by using basic hygiene procedures (cover your mouth when you cough, sneeze into a tissue or cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze, immediately wash your hands with soap and hot water, use hand sanitizer, etc.) to aid in preventing the possible transmission of the virus.

Should you have further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask.

Please use the following resources to learn more about the virus and its presence in Alabama:

Alabama Dept. of Public Health:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)

CDC:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC

Two convenient locations

Fairhope

Thomas Hospital Medical Office Center

188 Hospital Drive, Suite 101

Fairhope, Alabama 36532

Daphne

Thomas Medical Center

27961 U.S. Highway 98, Suite 11

Daphne, ALabama 36526