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Saturday:
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COVID-19 Information

Keep informed on the latest COVID-19 information.

Attention

In order to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and practice social distancing, VMAC will be doing most visits through telemedicine.  We can still see patients in office on an as needed basis.  Our lab and x-ray departments are open on an appointment basis.

We have been contacting all scheduled patients. If we haven’t called you or if you are attempting to walk-in, please call (956)631-5411 so that we can put you on the telemedicine schedule.

At Valley Medical Arts Clinic, the health of our patients and community is very important to us. Please take a moment to review the following information which will outline the things we are asking our patients to do and the thing we are doing to help stop the spread of infectious disease. Please share with your family and friends.

What You Can Do about Covid-19

Wash Hands Frequently

Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap. Rub all over the front and back of your hands, under your nails and up to your wrist. Spend at least 20-30 seconds washing your hands.

Sanitize

When you don’t have access to a sink, use hand sanitizer. However, do not substitute hand sanitizer for frequent hand washing. As soon as you can get to a sink, wash your hands as above.

It's also important to clean and sanitize your home, car and other personal areas regularly.

Seek care, Isolate and Test

If you get sick, it's important that you seek medical care immediately, even if you don't think you need it.  A medical evaluation is important to determine if you need to be tested for Covid-19 and/or need to isolate.  This is especially important when you know you've been exposed to someone who has Covid-19.  Don't delay!

"Social Distancing"

If you have to go out to the store or go to work, stay separate from others as much as possible.  Try to maintain at least six feet of distance from others.  If you go somewhere and it's too crowded to keep adequate distance, it's safest to pick a time when it's not so crowded.

Wear a Mask

The latest research shows that masks are a big part of slowing the spread of Covid-19.  The best protection is just to stay home as much as possible.  There will be times, however, when you have to go out in public or interact with people from outside the home.  Wearing a mask will contain any airborne particles you might release from coughs, sneezes, talking and breathing.  Masks are somewhat protective of particles you might breathe in, but not fully protective.  So while masks are not 100% effective, they can help if everybody wears them.  Click here for the latest CDC guidelines.

Stay Home

If you can, we recommend you stay at home as that’s the best way to stop the spread of infection.  Try to keep in touch with family through technology like Zoom meetings or FaceTime.  We know it's difficult but staying home and not allowing people who don't live with you to visit is the best way to avoid illness.

What We Are Doing

We are taking care of most encounters with patients through the use of telemedicine and we have closed our clinic to normal walk-in traffic.

Only patients that have been screened for respiratory illness will be directed to come to the clinic if the treating clinician determines an urgent need to do so.

We are prioritizing our immunocompromised, elderly and actively ill patients in order to keep vulnerable patients safe.

We are sanitizing each exam room after every visit.

Our staff is practicing good hand washing skills.

We are sanitizing public areas more frequently

We are keeping ourselves informed of any developments and following the recommendations of the Federal, State and Local Health authorities

Our lab and x-ray departments are operating on an appointmnent basis so we can better control and screen traffic into the clinic.