We are now offering telemedicine visits! See the "For Patients" tab for more info.

COVID-19/ Coronavirus

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Advisory:

If you think you were exposed to COVID-19, contact Public Health – Seattle & King County by calling 1-800-525-0127 and pressing #. Unless it is an emergency, do not go to your nearest  emergency room without calling ahead, so they can take steps to provide  you with the right treatment and protect others from a possible exposure

Testing

- Respiratory Swab

We are able to perform COVID-19 testing and follow the CDC criteria for which patients can be tested. Not all sick patients will require testing. At this point, there is no rapid in-office test for us to diagnose COVID-19 or coronavirus.

- Antibody Testing

If you would like a blood test to determine antibodies or have questions about the COVID-19 antibody testing, we are offering 15 minute telemedicine visits for this service. 

What to Expect At Your Visit

We have implemented some clinic changes given the COVID-19 pandemic to try to minimize as much risk as possible to you and our staff.  We are utilizing telemedicine for many visits.  This can be done entirely from your home unless your physician has determined you need to be seen in-person.

For those patients who need to be seen in-person, we have implemented some changes in order to keep everyone as healthy as possible.

- First--we are doing the "talking" part of the visit over video or phone via Zoom.  This can take place in our parking lot as Zoom works well on most phones.

- Second--we are following recommended healthcare guidelines and are only allowing one caregiver in the clinic (and no siblings). If any additional family members accompany you to the visit, they will be asked to wait in the car. 

- Also, we ask that you bring and wear a mask while in the clinic, and we will be wearing one as well to protect you. 

- Lastly, if any member of the household is feeling at all unwell, have a fever or cough, or have had a fever or cough in the last 72 hours, we ask that you please reschedule your appointment

Wellness Visits/Check-ups

Until May 18th, we are only seeing children ages 2 and under for their check-ups. If a child over age 2 is due for vaccines, we will see them for a vaccine-only visit.  When you are coming in for a well visit, you can be confident all high touch areas are sanitized after every patient, and there will be no sick visits during the same time you are in the office. We will minimize your time in-office by following the procedures above.

How can you prevent the spread of COVID-19?

  • Please follow ALL of the recommended guidance for social distancing and do your part to help "flatten the curve" of cases.
  • Practice good personal health habits: wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.  If they aren’t available use hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol. https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html 
  • Stay home when you are sick. Unless you require urgent medical attention stay home, take your immune support and rest.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you’ve just washed your hands.
  • Get plenty of rest, drink fluids, eat healthy foods, get fresh air and manage your stress.