We understand that you may have questions and concerns about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), how to reduce your risk of getting sick, and how to manage cold or flu-like symptoms.
We are sharing some guidelines to keep you informed and to help you protect yourself and those around you:
1. If you are sick and experiencing mild symptoms, stay home. Stay hydrated and take fever reducers. It is the best way to avoid the spread of illness. Since it is still cold and flu season,if you are experiencing these symptoms, you may very well have the common cold or flu.
2. If you are sick with a high fever and severe respiratory symptoms (chest pain, difficulty breathing, significant fatigue), please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
3. If you are experiencing mild-to-moderate symptoms, such as mild fever, cough, sore throat, or flu-like symptoms, and desire consultation or evaluation, please contact our office by calling 312-201-1234 to schedule a telemedicine visit. This is especially important for older patients and for individuals who have underlying medical conditions or who are immunocompromised.
4. To help reduce the risk of exposing you and others to the flu, common cold, and COVID-19, Michigan Avenue Immediate Care and Primary Care providers will be seeing patients via telemedicine visits whenever possible.
Additionally, we recommend the following health measures:
– If possible, avoid close contact with people who are sick.
– Wash your hands with soap and water regularly.
– Use alcohol hand sanitizers.
– Try not to touch your face with unwashed hands.
– Stay home when you are sick.
– Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow and wash your hands afterwards.
– Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
More information is available on the CDC Website: