Call our office at 206-267-7300 to set up a telemedicine appointment. We are available same day for appointments to screen you for testing.
Typical symptoms are mild, this might include a fever (over 100.4F, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath). They may also include sudden loss of smell or taste, headache and diarrhea. Many symptoms of other illness such as the common flu or seasonal allergies are shared with covid-19. We recommend that you schedule an appointment with a provider to help determine the best medical treatment for you.
Due to the high demand of this test and low supply not all patients who wish to be tested will receive tests. We ask that you call our office and we can set up a video chat with a provider to address your concerns and screen you for a test.
If you have had a high risk exposure, close contact with someone(within 6 feet for more than 10 minute) who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 2 weeks you should self isolate and monitory your symptoms.
Contact our office and one of our providers can do a video screen with you as well as give you further instructions on steps moving forward.
At this time as of 05/18/2020 the CDC recommends the following.
Stay home except to get medical care. Most people with Covid-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. You will need to self-isolate for at least 10 days since your symptoms appeared. Stay in touch with your doctor about any changes to your health.
For a complete and up to date list of recommendations please visit the CDC website at this link.
The virus can live on surfaces for 3 hours to as much as 2-3 days on stainless steel and plastic.
Regular house cleaning supplies are able to eliminate Covid-19. Regular cleaning, as well as good hygiene, washing before you eat and avoiding touching your eyes nose and mouth can all reduce transmission of the virus.
Asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic individuals can shed this virus. However, the spread is through droplets in the air and is not airborne itself. Proper hygiene, social distancing, and masking are some of the ways that can help keep you and others safe.
- Give blood – Blood banks donations are down drastically, please contact your nearest blood bank to donate. You can schedule one at this link.
- Help a neighbor – check in on your neighbors especially those over 60, immunocompromised or with other conditions that may make it hard to get to a store.
- Video chat with friends and family – A good way to stay social and keep from gathering is to video chat.
- Stay calm, it can be hard during this time and keeping a level head will help you and your loved ones. Try to shop once a week during off peak hours if you can shop for yourself and someone else this reduces risk all around.