A MESSAGE FROM OUR CMO

Dear Patients,

We are learning new information about Coronavirus (COVID19) every day.

Our goal is to lower the spread of infection, protect our patients and staff, and continue to provide medical care to our patients.

We are following the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and are in contact with the Department of Health:

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions:

Can I get tested for COVID19?

We are now testing!

  • Patients who live in the borough of Norristown can call 610-592-0680 to reach our testing line to be screened and scheduled for a test at NRHC’s parking lot tent testing site. All patients regardless of borough/town of residence can also schedule a telemedicine visit with a NRHC provider who can guide where testing is available (either at NRHC or in Montgomery County) if the patient meets criteria.
  • Patients at all Philadelphia sites will be able to call the main number for each site to schedule a telemedicine visit with a provider who will determine if the patient needs testing and will work with our teams to schedule a patient at one of our upcoming testing sites.

Do I have COVID19?

  • If you have a cough and fever or shortness of breath, have recently traveled to a high-alert location (Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, China), or have had exposure to someone with COVID19, please call our office to speak to a health care provider. Please call BEFORE coming to the office so we can make sure you receive the care you need.

Should I come to the doctor’s office?

  • If you have any of the symptoms listed above, please call before coming to the office. We are much faster at responding to patients who are concerned about COVID19 over the phone and may be able to help you over the phone. Please call us first!

We will continue to send messages like this to our patients to keep you updated on our recommendations.
Remember to wash your hands frequently, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and avoid large gatherings.

Sincerely,

Dr. Julia DeJoseph, MD Chief Medical Officer

Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc

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