Patients and Employees of Graves Gilbert Clinic
Graves Gilbert Clinic recognizes the concern of our patients, employees and family members in this time of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Steps taken in an effort to identify, assess and slow down the spread of this virus are unprecedented. Graves-Gilbert Clinic is working diligently to screen our citizens, identify and direct to them to appropriate treatment centers. The good news is that to date (March 17th, 2020) we have not identified any infected person within our region. However, there are many challenges ahead.
Graves-Gilbert is part of a Coronavirus working group. This group made up of the regions best and brightest. Our goal is to provide you the best information and care available. Testing capacity at the state level is limited at this time and Graves Gilbert is evaluating additional testing options available through private laboratories.
The physicians, nurse practitioners and staff of Graves-Gilbert Clinic are trained to screen and identify members of our community that would require transfer to a participating hospital equipped to safely test at this time. We welcome our patients at any of our locations. If you have the following symptoms (coughing, fevers, sneezing, and difficulty breathing), please call before you arrive. Our staff will begin the assessment process and be able provide you with directions before entering the facility. We are supportive of social distancing and ask that only the patient and one additional family member enter the building. If you need additional assistance, please notify your provider’s office.
There are also provider offices that have the capability of completing a telemedicine visit. This can be used to complete medication reviews and some sick visits. Check with your provider to determine if this is an option for your visit.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health has established a Public Hotline to call for advice at 800.722.5725. If you have questions. Please understand that the volume of calls they receive is quite high…
Remember there are simple steps to take that will protect you and others by:
- Wash your hands often
- Minimize close contact in groups.
- Stay home if you are sick
- Cover your cough and sneezes
- Clean and disinfect often
- Recognize the increase risk to vulnerable seniors and those with significant underlying conditions such as heart, lung, kidney disease; diabetes; and other conditions that suppress immune systems.
We will continue with measures in place to minimize the spread of infection. Updates are made as guidance is released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kentucky Department of Public Health. As always, we strive to provide you with the best care you deserve and expect.