Updated March 31, 2020
COVID-19 is of increasing concern in our community. As your trusted health care provider, we are working in partnership with Huntington Hospital and public health authorities to keep you healthy and informed.
Important Notification: Restricted Access To Our Offices
To reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, we are minimizing in-person office visits to only those absolutely necessary. Your doctor’s office will contact you to postpone any non-urgent, routine appointments or replace them with a virtual, telehealth visit. In addition, if your doctor advises an in-person visit, and you rely on assistance getting to your appointment (via a caregiver or parent), we ask that only 1 person accompany you to our offices. These efforts are to reduce unnecessary person-to-person contact. We appreciate your cooperation.
General Information about COVID-19
The COVID-19 coronavirus is not an airborne pathogen, and therefore the risk of being exposed in public is low. Adhering to recommended preventive practices such as social distancing, proper hand hygiene, and wearing basic protective equipment when in public, will further reduce your risk of exposure.
COVID-19 can be transmitted by:
- Respiratory droplets (cough)
- Person-to-person contact
The symptoms of COVID-19 are listed below. Please note, the presence of these symptoms does not directly indicate a COVID-19 infection, as these common symptoms can also be present with other infections, such as the seasonal flu:
- Lower Respiratory Illness (e.g. cough and shortness of breath)
Concerned That You’ve Been Exposed to COVID-19?
If you are experiencing the symptoms noted above, we request that you call our office immediately, in advance of visiting, so that we can minimize exposing our staff and other patients to any illness. Next steps will be advised over the phone, which may include:
- Self-monitoring at home (click here for Home Care Instructions)
- A virtual, telehealth visit for further evaluation
- A visit to our office for further evaluation
- A visit to the emergency room for further evaluation
To ensure everyone’s safety, we are implementing recommended precautionary measures in all offices. If you are issued a mask at one of our offices, we strongly advise that you to wear it properly. In addition, we ask that you please practice good hand hygiene while at our offices.
Be advised we are NOT performing COVID-19 testing in any of our offices. If you’re symptomatic and concerned about exposure to COVID-19, please call us to speak with our medical staff. We will advise next steps.
Prevention is Key
To protect yourself, your family, and your community, please remember to:
- Stay home as much as possible, avoiding unnecessary travel
- Practice good hand hygiene by regularly washing your hands with soap and water
- Refrain from touching your face, as this is a common way of transmitting the virus
- When in public, practice social distancing and wear basic protective equipment, such as a mask
- Get your flu shot! While there isn’t yet a vaccine for COVID-19, you can protect yourself and loved ones from the flu by getting your flu shot today.
If you are concerned about exposure to COVID-19, but have none of the above symptoms, we encourage you to visit one of the following credible websites for more information:
World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/
Pasadena Public Health Department: https://www.cityofpasadena.net/public-health/
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/
Huntington Hospital: https://www.huntingtonhospital.org/hhpcovid19