NEW PEDIATRIC GUIDELINES
We want to advise you of some changes we have made better to protect you and your families during the Coronavirus pandemic:
- We will be restricting additional family members at visits.
- We are asking that only one caregiver come back into the patient care area.
- Siblings and other family members will be required to wait outside.
- Well-child exams will only be scheduled for patients 24 months and younger.
We thank you in advance for partnering with us in implementing these measures to protect our patients and their families.
We continue to pray that our patients and community will receive God’s abundant healing and peace during these challenging times.
NEW WAITING ROOM GUIDELINES
To help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the following guidelines havebeen put in place:
• Please call ahead
• Please do not bring additional people toyour appointment.
• We recommend putting 2 chairs between youand another person
• We recommend to wait for your appointmentin your car after you have checked-in
ATTENTION DENTAL PATIENTS | ATENCIÓN PACIENTES DENTALES
If you are in need of dental services and do not have a dental appointment, please call (901) 842-3160 prior to entering the building To assist us in complying with American Dental Association recommendations during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) social distancing protocols.
Si usted necesita servicios dentales y no tiene una cita dental, por favor llame (901) 842-3160 antes de entrar al edificio para ayudarnos a cumplir con las recomendaciones de la Asociación Dental Americana durante los protocolos de distanciamiento social de COVID-19
Coronavirus Resource Center:
Coronavirus has been going across our TV and phones screens for some time now. There’s a lot of misinformation on the internet, we at Christ Community Health Services want to make sure our patients are well informed about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Our team of experts are carefully monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak.
If have traveled to China, Japan, Italy, South Korea or Iran OR you are experiencing symptoms such as cough, fever, muscle aches, or chills please call (901)-842-3160. Our call center will help guide you through the next necessary steps for testing and/or treatment.
If you did not call ahead, please immediately let front desk know that you have traveled to one of the following countries: China, Japan, Italy, South Korea, or Iran or experiencing any of the symptoms listed above.
The Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line has been established by the Tennessee Department of Health. For more information, you can call: 877-857-2954, daily between the times of 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST.
So, what is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats.
Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), and now with this new virus named acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
How does it spread?
COVID-19 mainly spreads from person-to-person. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), it can spread between people who have been in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
According to the CDC, it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
What are the symptoms?
COVID-19 is a flu-like illness whose symptoms include:
- Muscle/body aches
- Shortness of breath
Symptoms can appear any time between two and 14 days after exposure to the virus, according to the CDC.
What to do if I’m sick?
The CDC has a very specific set of steps they recommend if you’re sick with COVID-19 or suspect you’re infected with the virus. For further information click here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html
- Stay at home, except to get medical care
- Stay away from other people in your home — This includes pets, if you have any.
- Call ahead before your go to the doctor — This will allow providers to prepare ahead of time and help keep others from getting infected or exposed to the virus.
- Wear a facemask
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Clean your hands often
- Try not to share personal household items
- Clean frequently-touched surfaces on a daily basis
- Monitor your symptoms — Seek medical attention immediately if your illness is getting worse.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Information provided by the Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html