College of Texas Medical Department scientists and subspecialty physicians are dedicated to discovering methods to deal with and stop COVID-19, and our Galveston County Well being District epidemiologists are working day and night time to trace individuals uncovered to the virus to restrict the unfold amongst unsuspecting people.
To the 17,700 sufferers who name Coastal Well being & Wellness your main medical house, we guarantee you we’re all on this collectively, and we’ll do our half to maintain you secure and wholesome. For these of you who aren’t our sufferers, your well being care group undoubtedly has a plan just like ours.
Throughout a disaster, it’s straightforward to give attention to the well being risk instantly in entrance of us and ignore different well being issues, however that is precisely what we shouldn’t do. Common communication along with your main care supplier and taking your drugs can assist hold you wholesome sufficient to climate any well being risk, together with COVID-19, so though face-to-face visits are restricted, we’ll name you to handle your routine and acute wants.
Listed below are some essential DOs and DON’Ts:
DO name us:
• If in case you have any well being issues in any respect. You’ll be pleasantly shocked at how a lot it helps to speak with a educated skilled who will take the time to grasp your issues and supply steerage and help.
• In case you’re feeling depressed or being affected by worrisome ideas. Even individuals who don’t often have nervousness can really feel anxious throughout unsure occasions. Now we have behavioral well being therapists prepared and keen that can assist you discover methods to handle your stress.
• In case you sometimes use injectable contraception like Depo Provera and are coming due on your shot. We are going to completely see you for this as soon as we display screen you by phone.
• If in case you have a dental concern. Our skilled dentists can handle most pressing dental points.
DO NOT use emergency medical providers except it’s a real emergency. In case you’re uncertain, name us. Utilizing emergency providers for non-emergencies dangers the lives of people that have true emergencies like coronary heart assaults, strokes or critical trauma.
Lastly, hold your distance to maintain you secure. This virus is model new to people, so even wholesome individuals have but to develop immunity in opposition to it. Though aged and different susceptible individuals are all the time at larger danger of doing worse when getting infections of any type, we don’t know who shall be extra inclined to catching this and dying from it than others.
Scoffing at pointers for social distancing is like taking part in Russian Roulette, however in contrast to Russian Roulette you might dodge the bullet of dying your self but it may kill another person, all since you performed a lethal recreation. Do your half to maintain the unfold of COVID-19 as little as attainable.
Right here’s what shall be wonderful: Sometime we’ll look again and know we did the whole lot attainable to maintain our households and our group out of hurt’s means, and it labored. Collectively, let’s make it occur.
Hanna Lindskog is the dental director, and Cynthia Ripsin is the medical director at Coastal Well being & Wellness.