The coronavirus is a newly discovered virus first identified in Wuhan, China. This virus can cause health issues ranging from the common cold to severe pneumonia. COVID-19, short for coronavirus disease 2019, is the name of the disease caused by the virus.
This virus can spread from person to person, mostly between those who are in close contact (within 6 feet), through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Common symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
To stop the spread of COVID-19, health experts say to:
Mild symptoms: The CDC and state health authorities recommend that you stay home until you feel well. If your symptoms worsen, and you have questions about your medical care, contact your primary care provider.
Severe symptoms: If you develop more severe symptoms, like shortness of breath, high fever, or changes in consciousness, we recommend you go to your nearest emergency room (please call ahead if possible) or call 911.
The CDC has identified that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. This includes adults 60 and older, or anyone with a serious health condition including lung or heart problems, kidney disease, or diabetes, or anyone who has a suppressed immune system. If you or your loved one are in one of these groups, in addition to the general disease prevention tips listed above, here are some additional precautions to take
We understand many people have concerns. The websites below can provide you with more information about COVID-19 and precautions you can take. We encourage you to visits these sites to learn more:
If you have a medical emergency after clinic hours, call 911 immediately or go to nearest emergency room.
For after-hours medical concerns that need immediate attention please call 256-536-4700 and press zero to be connected to the answering service.
For after-hours non-medical emergency questions or requests please call 256-536-4700 to leave a voicemail. Your call will be returned the next business day.
Si nuestra oficina está cerrada y tiene una emergencia llame al 911 o vaya a su sala de emergencias local.
Para inquietudes médicas fuera del horario de atención que requieren atención inmediata, llame al 256-536-4700 y presione cero para conectarse al servicio de contestador.
Para preguntas o solicitudes de emergencia no médicas fuera del horario de atención, llame al 256-536-4700 para dejar un correo de voz. Su llamada será devuelta el siguiente día hábil.