Our clinic is following CDC recommendations to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. At this time we are taking higher precautions as we learn more and more about the spread of the coronavirus.
For the safety of our staff and patients, please call (402) 390-4111 to reschedule your appointment if you answer yes to any of these questions:
- Have you travelled internationally within the last 14 days? (YES/NO)
- Have you come into close contact with someone who has a laboratory confirms COVID-19 diagnosis within the last 14 days of symptoms starting? (YES/NO)
- Do you have a fever greater than 100.4 or symptoms of lower respiratory illness such as cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing? (YES/NO)
If you can answer yes to any of these three questions, please call us at (402) 390-4111 to reschedule your appointment. If you should need someone to accompany you to your appointment, we ask that you limit it to one person. We thank you for your honesty and help in keeping our office safe.
If you need to be tested or have additional questions, please refer to the Methodist Health System Coronavirus Hotline at 402-815-7425 where operators are available 24 hours a day to answer questions.
We are currently researching telemedicine options for patients. More details to come.
At MD West ONE we are taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We have implemented many changes to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients, guests, and team. We are doing everything we can to accommodate all while maintaining a safe environment. We appreciate your understanding and willingness to help us while we work to prevent the spread of infection.
For the latest updates regarding the COVID 19/Corona Virus, we suggest reaching out to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services as (402) 552-6645.
Things you can do to help prevent the spread of infection:
Wash Hands Frequently
Use soap and water for visibly dirty hands or an alcohol-based hand rub frequently for non-visibly dirty hands.
Practice Respiratory Hygiene
When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
Maintain Social Distancing
Maintain at least 3 feet distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever. If you are too close, you can breathe in the virus.
Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose & Mouth
Hands touch many surfaces which can be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.
Seek Medical Care Early
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and tell your health care provider if you have traveled in an area in China where the virus has been reported, or if you have been in close contact with someone with who has traveled from China and has respiratory symptoms.
If you have mild respiratory symptoms and no travel history to or within China, still seek medical care and be sure to carefully practice basic respiratory and hand hygiene and stay home until you are recovered, if possible.
Animal Proximity Precautions
Practice general hygiene measures when visiting farms, live animal markets, wet markets, animal product markets or contact with wild animals. Ensure regular hand washing with soap and potable water after touching animals and animal products.
Avoid eating raw or undercooked animal products. Handle raw meat, milk or animal organs with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.