We are committed to your safety and safety of our staff. As of now our clinic operations have changed amidst COVID-19 pandemic to prevent the spread of the virus. Please note the following before coming into our clinic.
- All of our visits are by appointment only.
- We ask everyone who is coming in to wear a mask.
- We also ask that if you have any supplements to pick up to call us in advance to have these ready for you.
- Call us BEFORE coming in, if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions:
If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, we may refer you out for testing.
- Have you or a member of your household had any of the following symptoms in the past 14 days: sore throat, cough, chills, body aches, headache, shortness of breath, loss of smell, new onset of nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, loss of taste, or a fever?
- Have you been in contact with a person who had tested positive for COVID in the past 14 days?
While we are seeing our patients in person, we still encourage telemedicine appointments as much as possible to minimize the amount of people present in the clinic and to reduce potential exposure for everyone. Telemedicine visits are billable to your insurance company. If you are sick with respiratory symptoms or have a fever, do not come in, call us first. If you need any supplement refills, we can ship or arrange for a quick pick-up. Please call us to help you set this up.
COVID-19 symptoms may range from mild to severe, affecting our aging population the most. It can also be very challenging for people with underlying chronic medical conditions or people with weakened immune systems. All of us need to work together to protect our vulnerable population.
Slow down the spread of the infection:
- Stay home if you are feeling ill
- Work from home if possible
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if unable to wash your hands
- Clean frequently touched surfaces, including your cell phones, keyboards, door handles, and light switches
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Practice social distancing, staying away by at least 6 feet from people who do not live in the same household
- Cover your face with a tissue when sneezing or coughing, throw away the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
Keep your immune system healthy:
- Drink lots of water, get enough sleep, and eat a healthy diet. Avoid sugar and processed foods, eat enough protein, plenty of vegetables, and add spices. You can find some immune supportive recipes here.
- Reduce stress, as difficult as it may seem to do so now. Take advantage of your local online classes from your gyms and yoga studios, listen to meditation recordings, go for a walk or a bike ride, garden, craft, and connect with your friends and family online through Facetime, WhatsApp or other applications.
- Protect your lungs: if you are smoking, vaping or are exposed to toxic chemicals, try to reduce your exposure. If you have any condition that affects your lung health, make sure you keep them under a good control and have medications available on hand.
Resources and links:
Vaccination information against COVID-19:
What to do if you think you are have no known exposure to COVID-19 but worried that you might be sick:
What to do if you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19:
COVID-19 TESTING SITES
Washington State DOH Hotline: 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
WA Department of Health:
Updates from our local EvergreenHealth hospital: