By Dr. Elaine Moore
Information for Tucker County and surrounding areas about our plan for separating potential Covid-19 and Flu patients from well patients.
We are trying to decrease the risk of disease spread. With that in mind, all patients and staff will be screened outside of our clinic offices. No one will enter either building without a curbside screen.
Follow the the six foot distancing guidelines. Cover your cough, by coughing into your elbow or wearing a mask.
The School Based Clinic will be managing patients with respiratory and flu like problems. The children are not attending school so it does not increase risk to them. The office design is more appropriate for managing the pandemic at this site. Stay in your vehicle unless you are directed otherwise. Have your driver’s license or other ID and your insurance cards in your hand to speed up the curbside visit.
St. George Medical Clinic will be open for other health problems like joint problems, rashes, behavioral health, physical therapy, skin problems and other non flu medical problems. Patients that go to the St. George office with flu symptoms will be redirected to the School Based Center.
We will be available for home visits for non flu-like problems. This service is aimed to serve those that can’t get to the office. We are especially concerned about the health of our Senior Citizens, Veterans and people with conditions like cancer and heart disease.
A consortium of health care personnel, first responders social services and county officials will be meeting Monday the 16th to better manage our resources and our response to this potential threat to the people of Tucker County.
We are a county that works together during difficult times. Together we will get through this.
St. George Medical Clinic has a dedicated Covid-19 HOTLINE available from 8 a.m. -4 p.m., Monday – Friday, call 681-399-9311.