We would like you to know that during this trying and unprecedented time, we are here for you. We will try to keep you updated on the latest information pertaining to the recent outbreak of COVID- 19. As the information and guidelines regarding COVID-19 are changing rapidly, we will be updating our management as well.
As of now, we are trying to address as much as we can over the phone and via telemedicine appointment to minimize the amount of people present in the clinic and to reduce potential exposure for everyone. We encourage all of you to utilize Telemedicine whenever possible. It is 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 is a global pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is expected to affect a large percentage of the world’s population. The 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.
Typical symptoms of the virus are fever, cough, and fatigue, and about 80% of people will recover uneventfully. In severe cases, the disease can affect the lungs and can lead to respiratory failure. The virus can be transmitted for 2-14 days after exposure. It can survive on surfaces for up to 72 hours or longer, but can be killed with many cleaning agents, including bleach, alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide. Hand washing with soap still remains one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread.
Slow down the spread of the infection:
Keep your immune system healthy:
Resources and links:
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 have an exposure to someone who has confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19:
Washington State DOH Hotline: 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
WA Department of Health:
Updates from our local EvergreenHealth hospital: