MetroHealth invites you to download Healow to prepare for virtual office visits, which will also allow you to request medication refills during this time.
The instructions for our telemedicine system are located at this link.
WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS?
The Coronavirus is a type of virus that can cause a range of symptoms including a runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever. Some are mild, as the common cold, while others are more likely to lead to pneumonia. They’re usually spread through direct contact with an infected person. It gets its name from the crown-like spikes on its surface according to the CDC. Crown is Latin for corona.
Call your doctor if you feel you have been exposed to COVID-19.
Watch for symptoms:
This is a list of symptoms that may occur 2-14 days after you’ve been exposed:
- Shortness of Breath
EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNS
SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY IF YOU DEVELOP THESE WARNING SIGNS
• DIFFICULTY BREATHING OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH
• CONTINUED PAIN OR PRESSURE IN THE CHEST
• CONFUSION OR INABILITY TO AROUSE
• BLUISH LIPS OR FACE
HOW DO I PROTECT MYSELF?
1. Clean your hands, OFTEN-for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put at lease 6 feet distance between you and other people.
3. If you cannot use soap and water, use a hand sanitizer that is 60% alcohol.
HOW DO I PROTECT OTHERS?
• Call ahead, if you have a medical appointment, call them and inform them that you think you may have COVID-19. This will aide in the reduction of transmission.
• Stay home if you are sick, except to receive medical care.
• Cover your mouth and nose with tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
• Throw tissue immediately in the trash.
• Immediately wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol.
• Wear a facemask, if you are sick and around other people, sharing a room or vehicle and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
• Clean tables, doorknobs, handles, light switches, countertops, desks, phones, keyboards, faucets and sinks.
• Limit contact with pets or other animals. If possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick.
• Do Not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home.
• Avoid crowds, such as bars, restaurants, gyms, etc.
Remember, please stay safe!!
For the most up-to-date, accurate information on coronavirus from the CDC, please consult this link.