Main Street Medical Clinic is committed to providing quality healthcare, and keeping our patients apprised of the concerns associated with the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are closely monitoring clinical updates, guidelines, and recommendations outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local/state health departments. Based on this constantly evolving situation, we will be continually updating our current policies on patient triage and appointment scheduling. We ask for your patience and understanding as we work through this process.
All patients requesting appointments will be screened by phone by answering a series of questions about symptoms, recent travel history, and/or contact with potentially infected individuals. Based on patient responses to these questions, we will provide further instruction on healthcare intervention. This is necessary to help us maintain a safe environment for both our patients and staff, and decrease the risk of transmission of illness in our office to otherwise healthy individuals.
If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, or are otherwise concerned you have COVID-19, we ask that you do not come to our Spring or Huntsville offices without calling to speak to a provider using a virtual visit. Patients will then be evaluated to determine if they require being seen in person or if they meet CDC guidelines for testing for COVID-19 based on symptoms, travel and exposures. If a patient meets criteria for testing, they will be advised on how to proceed with testing.
For patients who require a physical exam, in-person appointments will remain as
We are closely monitoring this evolving situation and our clinicians are meeting
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms can range from mild to severe:
- Shortness of breath
These symptoms are common among many seasonal illnesses that occur in the spring. It is important
to remember we are currently in the middle of flu season, and are also experiencing very high pollen counts this time of year. Keeping this in mind, there are other common causes for upper respiratory symptoms like the ones mentioned above, and the listed symptoms are not exclusive to coronavirus.
There is no vaccine for the new coronavirus, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself from infection with the virus.
How Can You Protect Yourself & Others?
Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
“close contact” is defined as—
being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case
– or –
having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g. being coughed on)
Practice good hygiene
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Wash your hands often, using either soap and water, or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
How is COVID-19 treated?
There is no specific antiviral medication for COVID-19, and antibiotics are never effective against a viral infection. However, infected individuals can relieve symptoms with:
- Pain relievers and fever reducers
- Cough medications
It’s recommended that you stay isolated at home while sick and ask family members or friends to pick up any over-the-counter medications you may need.
More serious cases of COVID-19 may need to be treated in the hospital. If you’re experiencing severe symptoms, we recommend going directly to an emergency room.
Access the CDC’s website for more information on Coronavirus:
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415 Woodline Drive,
Spring, Texas 77386