Novel Corona Virus COVID-19 Information
Peak Family Medicine staff are dedicated to our patients’ care and safety during this time. For most people, the immediate risk of becoming seriously ill from the COVID-19 virus is thought to be low according to the CDC. If you have the symptoms listed below you should stay home and contact us for further care. Before coming to our office please call us so our staff can go over the screening questions we have implemented which help ensure proper care and evaluation for you as well as other patient and staff safety.
We have implemented televideo or video appointments with new and existing patients and almost all insurances are covered. Televideo/video appointments will consist of communicating with patients via their smartphone, tablet, or computer with a webcam so the patient and provider can see and hear each other. During this time video appointments are the preferred method to keep everyone safe. If you are not a patient with Peak thats not a problem. We can do a video visit for your first apointment with us. If you have any questions please call us at (970) 497-4921.
Symptoms: 2-14 days after exposure
- Fever – temp at 100.4°F or more
- Shortness of breath
If you develop emergency warning signs go to the emergency room immediately. Signs could include but are not limited to.
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Stop The Spread
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cover your cough or sneeze
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Wear a facemask if you are sick or caring for someone who is sick
- Diluting your household bleach. To make a bleach solution, mix:
- 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water OR 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
- Alcohol solutions.
- Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
- Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
- Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens pdf iconexternal iconclaims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).