What is COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person.
- The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has spread throughout the world.
- COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild (or no symptoms) to severe illness.
How is COVID Spread?
- You can become infected by coming into close contact (about 6 feet or two arm lengths) with a person who has COVID. COVID is primarily spread from person to person.
- You can become infected from respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
- You may also be able to get it by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
How to Protect Yourself
- There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.
- Stay home as much as possible and avoid close contact with others.
- Wear a cloth face covering that covers your nose and mouth in public settings.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcoholbased hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Prevent the Spread of COVID if you are Sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
- Separate yourself from other people and pets in your home.
- There is no specific treatment for COVID, but you can seek medical care to help relieve your symptoms.
For more information, please visit the CDC Website
Ascend Health PLLC Policy Changes
- Currently, Ascend Health PLLC is still operating and working with patients who are in our Medication Assisted Treatment Programs. To take extra precautions to protect our patients and staff, we are using tele-medicine and limiting patients in the waiting room to reduce transmission of Coronavirus. We understand and support our patients who are working hard everyday in their recovery from opiates and illicit substances and will continue to be there for those who are most vulnerable. We continue to accept new patients and will continue to monitor, sanitize and utilize proper medical equipment while working with patients in the office.
- Patients wishing to learn more about our clinic can visit our Programs page and reach us directly via our contact page or call us directly @ 980-579-4889
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