We know you are concerned about the coronavirus (COVID-19). As your health care partner, we want you to know that your safety is our top priority. We should also emphasize that while the coronavirus is concerning, the overall risk to the general public remain low.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF
Coronavirus spreads through contact with respiratory droplets caused by coughing and sneezing. You should be using the same prevention methods as you would to avoid a common cold or the flu. The best ways to protect yourself include:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- Try to avoid touching your face.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home from school or work when you are sick.
As with the flu, most people who get coronavirus only experience mild viral symptoms such as fever, cough, muscle pain or weakness, fatigue, and will experience a complete recovery.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS
If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms of respiratory infection, call our nurses at 908-424-0035.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately call 911.
Emergency warning signs include:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Our team will help direct you to the appropriate site of care based on your symptoms and medical history. Wear a mask if possible and limit exposure to others. Please immediately notify the staff of your possible illness upon arrival.
Is currently available at the Springfield Office by appointment at our Infection Disease clinc for patients with signs of active illness. We are currently unable to test healthy individuals who believe they may have been exposed.
WHAT WE ARE DOING TO KEEP ALL PATIENTS SAFE
We take this situation very seriously. To help protect patients, all our locations are using a special coronavirus protocol to direct patients with flu-like symptoms to the appropriate site of care.
At Care Station Medical Group, all staff are trained on the appropriate care for patients with flu-like symptoms and are wearing masks and using protective equipment when appropriate.
We are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH) guidelines to limit the spread of the virus including how we isolate patients with symptoms and how we disinfect rooms between patients.
We encourage patients to remain calm and use the following resources from the New Jersey and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prepare and prevent the spread of infection.
NJ Department of Health:
- 24-hour public hotline: 1-800-222-1222
- Website: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019 resources.shtml
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: