IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT RE: COVID-19 & TELEMEDICINE
Strive Psychiatry is concerned about our patients’ health and well-being. With COVID-19 affecting so much of our lives, we want to assure you that we are establishing best practices to make sure we are acting in the best and safest ways possible with you are valued patients.
You may be relieved to know that for most of the American public, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low. People who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 and travelers to affected international locations are at elevated risk of exposure.
Despite the low risk for most of our patients, we want to share with you some important information about the coronavirus. This is meant for educational purposes only. Your best sources of information are the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and your state health department.
How You Can Help
- If you are sick stay at home, and restrict contact with other people in your home.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.
How We Can Help
TELEMEDICINE APPOINTMENTS are available now. Many patients may not be aware that Strive had been performing telemedicine for over 3 years. We strongly encourage our patients to schedule telemedicine appointments over the coming weeks so they may continue to receive the care they anticipate in the comfort of their own home. We understand there may be unforeseen circumstances where a telemedicine appointment is not possible. Please contact our office as soon as possible and we will work with you to address your unique situation.
Symptoms of COVID-19
- Mild to severe respiratory illness
- Difficulty breathing
If You Have Symptoms
The CDC recommends the following: “Call ahead to a healthcare professional if you develop fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as coughing or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread. Tell your healthcare professional about your recent travel or contact. Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDS to determine if you need to be tested.”
For the most up-to-date news and travel advisories, visit the Center for Disease Control’s website.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns at 801-337-8277 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.