We ARE MAKING THe following changes to our clinic policy due to THE threat OF coronavirus in our community:
Well Child and Annual Visits: To prevent unnecessary exposure to anyone who may be sick at the clinic, these visits will not be scheduled for the next two months. However, we will reserve a limited number of slots to continue to do newborn follow up visits at times we will not be seeing sick patients.
Non Sick Visits/Follow Up Appointments for Medication Refill: For appointments already scheduled, a physician from our team will call to conduct visits by phone instead of in the clinic.
Sick Visits: Please call ahead for ALL sick visits to schedule an appointment. Our staff will ask you a few questions by phone to prepare for your visit:
If you have a fever or a cough, a medical provider from our team will call you back for next steps.
If you don't have a fever or a cough but have other acute illness, we will schedule your visit.
When you arrive at clinic, you will first come to the triage tent outside our doors or be asked to remain in your car. We will ask you questions about your symptoms and take your temperature before having you enter the waiting room. You may be asked to stay in your car for the entirety of the visit or we may direct you to a side entrance where you will be seen in a separate sick room.
Visitors with Patients: At this time only one person can come along with a patient into the clinic. We will not have volunteer groups or student groups shadow at the clinic at this time.
Letter of Recommendation for Local Community- Written by Ethne Physicians on 3/14/20
Ethne Multilingual COVID-19 Symptoms Chart
Refugee Family Literacy Information to Keep Us Safe from COVID-19: Simple English Flyer
Georgia Department of Public Health Website
Center for Disease Control Website
Georgia Coronavirus Hotline Phone Number