COVID-19 SAFETY INFO

What we are doing for our patients and colleagues

The ongoing global spread of the Coronavirus is an emerging, rapidly evolving global public health concern. We are working 24/7 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with state and local authorities to protect your health, the health of our colleagues and the communities we serve. We continue to closely monitor the situation, and provide up-to-date information as it becomes available.

 

Steps we are taking to ensure we protect patients and colleagues in all our care sites, include:

  • Encouraging those who are ill with fever, cough or shortness of breath to call   ahead to our clinic and requiring colleagues who feel ill to stay home

  • Following CDC guidelines for use of personal protective equipment (such as masks, N95 masks, gowns, gloves, goggles, face shields)

  • Screening at entry points

  • Developing alternative location for ill patients to receive care

  • Offering phone triage that ask you questions regarding your illness and offer up a treatment plan in minutes keeping you safely at home

  • Online registration so no need to sign any forms

  • Enhanced cleaning. We have increased the frequency and intensity of our facility cleaning being sure to follow the CDC’s new Covid guidelines. We’re using robust disinfecting processes and paying special attention to frequently touched surfaces. We have purchased 2 UV-C filtration systems that will be used throughout the clinic.

  • Limited visitors. Flattening the curve and stunting the spread of Covid-19 means reducing contact with others whenever possible. That’s why we continue to limit visitors from our facilities. We make only a few exceptions for certain circumstances and compassionate care.

 

Precautions you can take

You can take many precautions to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. If you are sick with Covid-19, or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes Covid-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

  • Stay home except to get medical care

  • Separate yourself from other people and animals

  • Wear a facemask

  • Cover your cough and sneezes

  • Wash or sanitize your hands often

  • Avoid sharing personal items

  • Clean all high touch surfaces everyday

  • Monitor any symptoms you might be experiencing

 

Symptoms of Covid-19

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue, muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestions or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

 

Do I need to be tested for Covid-19?

Decisions on which patients receive testing will be based on the local spread of Covid-19 as well as the symptoms. We are happy to say that the Carlos Otis Clinic is one of the various sites in Vermont that is currently conducting free drive up testing 7 days a week. Please go to healthvermont.gov to sign up for a scheduled time at a site that is most convenient for you.

 

In the meantime, if you have concerns that you may have been exposed, it is reasonable to practice "social distancing." If you are ill with a cold or flu-like illness, please monitor your symptoms and reach out to your healthcare provider if your symptoms worsen.

 

Do not delay urgent care because of Covid-19. Seek immediate care for severe or sudden health events or emergencies. Delayed medical care can be a threat to your health and wellbeing.

From fractures to life-threatening events, from ear aches to stomach aches, from sore throats to sore muscles, our patients benefit from the highest level of care, right here at the base of Stratton Mountain.

Open

9:00 am – 5:00 pm,
Monday - Friday

 

8:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Saturday & Sunday

 

 

 

 

Located

At the base of
Stratton Mountain

Call

For same day appointments

 

802.297.2300

Treatment of medical & orthopedic conditions • All ages welcome • Board Certified Physicians • X-ray on site • AEDs located at key areas

phone: 802.297.2300
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