First Health Services COVID-19 Policy
Stay informed on the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Do you have an upcoming appointment?
Have you traveled outside of the continental United States in the last 30 days?
Have you had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
Do you have a fever, cough or other signs of pneumonia/lower respiratory tract disease such as difficulty breathing, chest pain or shortness of breath?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, please call our office before you arrive.
We have an alternative appointment option we can offer to help with current social distancing recommendations related to COVID-19. Instead of an appointment in the office for the provider to address your concern, we can schedule a virtual visit where the provider will connect with you through audio/video on your computer or smartphone
Please reach out to our office to discuss options for virtual visits.
Visit CDC.gov for the latest news and regular updates including facts about COVID-19.
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
Temperature check required
Staff wear masks
Staff get temperature checks
Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits
What can you do to Stay Safe?
- If you have symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath) or if you think you have been exposed to
the virus, please call your physician right away.
- Avoid close contact with others, especially those who are sick. Practice social distancing and avoid
travel as much as possible.
- Wash your hands often using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You can also use a hand sanitizer
that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Avoid touching your face.
- Keep your mask on throughout your entire time in public. Even people without symptoms
can spread the virus.
Helpful links to Stay Informed:
How does it Spread?
- It is most commonly spread from person to person
- An uninfected person gets close (within 6 feet) to someone who is infected with the corona virus
- The infected person coughs or sneezes, sending corona virus germs into the air. The germs then land
in the mouth, nose, or lungs of the uninfected person.
- It can also be spread from a surface to a person. If the corona virus gets onto a surface, like a cell
phone or doorknob, the uninfected person may get those germs on their hand by touching that
surface. They can infect themselves simply by touching their mouth or nose.