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Hello Walworth Medical Associates patients:

UPDATE:

Testing Available Central Outreach Wellness Center, through a partnership with Quest Diagnostics, will offer drive by testing for coronavirus. Test kits are limited to 100 at this time. so testing is available to all based on screening questions. People should have photo ID and a copy of their insurance card. We will not turn away anyone for inability to pay. Testing begins Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:00 am at all COWC locations on the North Shore, in Aliquippa and Washington, Pa.

In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, we hope you are currently well and also protecting yourselves against infection and/or spread of coronavirus infection. As your healthcare providers, we are especially interested in your health and also in protecting patients visiting our office over the next several weeks, when the risk of infection is highest. Therefore, we would like to provide some information to you and also inform you of some changes in our routine office practices.
1. Our office will be open for well patient visits and certain types of urgent visits. If you have an appointment and you have no symptoms of infection (fever, cough, muscle pain, runny nose, sneezing or congestion), you are welcome to come in for your scheduled appointment. Our office staff will be calling to confirm that you still want to keep your appointment. If you want to postpone your scheduled appointment, even if you feel well, we respect your right to exercise that option and encourage you to do so. If you have any infectious symptoms, please be respectful of our other patients and our staff. We request that you telephone our office ahead of time to determine whether it would be best to keep your appointment or to postpone it. We will certainly provide healthcare decisions that are in your best interest as our patients, understanding that we need to limit risk of exposure to everyone in our practice.
2. Per our routine office protocol, we will be reviewing laboratory and diagnostic testing as it is resulted. Our office will certainly contact you if any results need to be reviewed with you or if any additional testing is indicated. 3. Our telephone service is available for routine office calls, symptom management and refill requests.
4. Protect yourselves against coronavirus. For general information regarding the virus and limiting the spread of the virus please visit the following websites: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#basics
5. If you think you have symptoms of coronavirus, please do not come in to the office. Instead, please telephone the office, and you will be instructed how to care for yourself and be directed where to be tested. Please understand that there are currently no special treatment options for this virus. The care is supportive and aimed at alleviating symptoms. We can do nothing in our office that you cannot do at home. Coming to our office only increases your risk of being exposed to other illnesses and of spreading the virus to uninfected patients. For treatment recommendations, please visit the following website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf
6. We currently have no testing for coronavirus available in our office. Commercial testing centers will soon be available. To find those testing centers please contact the PA Department of Health. You may use the following link to find a testing center: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/PublishingImages/COVID-19%20How%20to%20Get%20Tested.png
7. Finally, if you feel that you have a medical emergency, please contact emergency services by calling 911. The emergency departments are requesting that any patients who have symptoms of coronavirus contact them directly or call 911 before coming to the emergency department in person so that appropriate precautions can be instituted to prevent spread of infection to other patients and staff. For a list of symptoms that require emergency attention, please visit the following website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fhigh-risk%2Fhigh-risk-complications.html
Please feel free to telephone our office if you have any questions. We hope that this health crisis will end quickly and that you will enjoy excellent health in the meantime.

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Walworth Medical Building
1275 S. Main Street
Suite 102
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-837-4000
Fax: 724-837-4119

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