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COVID-19 INFORMATION

FOR TESTING AND VACCINE INFORMATION, VISIT COVID19.COLORADO.GOV OR WWW.TCHD.ORG.

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO OUR OFFICE IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING FEVER, COUGHING, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, OR LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL. A VIRTUAL VISIT APPOINTMENT MAY BE APPROPRIATE.

IF THIS IS A LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION, CALL 911.

COVID-19 Resources

General COVID Info

To protect you and our staff, we are not scheduling office visits for patients with COVID symptoms. A virtual visit known as telehealth is recommended and covered by insurance during this pandemic.

Anyone with COVID-19 indicators like cough, fever, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, body aches, or common flu symptoms should separate themselves from others. If your symptoms cannot be controlled with over-the-counter medications, a virtual visit may be warranted.

What to do if you get COVID is explained in a video recommended by Dr. Guillory. See link in Suggested Sites and Links section below.

If you test positive you will quarantine for at least 10 days and be symptom free for 72 hours before ending quarantine.

Anyone who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days from the last date they were exposed. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

Even if you test negative for COVID-19 before the end of two weeks of quarantine, you should still stay home for the full 14 days, in case you get sick after your test.

8/21/21

TESTING

COVID-19 testing is available at no-cost and covered by all major insurance plans.

You do not need a lab order to be tested.

You should wait about seven days after you think you were exposed before you get tested to make sure there is enough of the virus for the test to find COVID-19 in your body.

If you test positive you will quarantine for at least 10 days and be symptom free for 72 hours before ending quarantine.

Contact your health insurer for specific information. If you do not have insurance, check the list of free testing sites.

You can check online for test sites or learn about at-home testing availability at:

https://covid19.colorado.gov/testing

CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results

9/24/21

VACCINES

The Care Group will not be distributing COVID vaccinations. The covid19.colorado.gov/for-coloradans/vaccine/vaccine-for-coloradans provides up-to-date information on availability and locations.

The general public age 16 and over.is eligible for the vaccine.

In addition to website, the state of Colorado has a VACCINE INFORMATION phone number:

1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) Representatives are available available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A video explaining effect of the COVID vaccine using messenger RNA is available at the link in the Suggested Sites and Links section below.

6/18/21

POST COVID SYMPTOMS

Some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Even people who did not have COVID-19 symptoms in the days or weeks after they were infected can have post-COVID conditions. These conditions can have different types and combinations of health problems for different lengths of time.

These post-COVID conditions may also be known as long COVID, long-haul COVID, post-acute COVID-19, long-term effects of COVID, or chronic COVID.

Dr. Guillory offers his thoughts on this condition and its treatment in his blog, COVID Long-Haulers – Long Term Effects of COVID-19

7/11/21

Suggested Sites and Links

What to do “If you get Covid” video provides strategies for home care

https://youtu.be/vN30emwcNS4

What the COVID vaccine does to your body – Video explains messenger RNA

https://youtu.be/the81FQoAUI