End the Pandemic. Trust the vaccine. Get Vaccinated
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is rolling out vaccines for those in Phase 1A: health care workers, long-term care residents, those 65 and older and those 16-64 with high risk medical conditions such as heart disease, asthma, COPD, diabetes, etc. To learn more, go to COVID-19 Vaccine
Philadelphia residents must check with Philadelphia Department of Public Health. It's plan to vaccinate is different that the states. If you are interested in vaccination, register at the following site to be notified when and where to get your vaccination. COVID-19 Vaccine Interest in Philadelphia.
BLACK DOCTORS CONSORTIUM
is vaccinating Philadelphia-only residents who are considered to be in Phase 1B. Individuals in Phase 1B are considered essential workers who are employed in areas that put them at high risk for exposure. Click Here to Register
For information about Bucks County COVID-19 Vaccination : Click here
Montgomery is accepting registration for those in Phase 1A who are interested in receiving a vaccine. Click Here
Currently, we are not offering COVID19 vaccine at the office. It is uncertain whether this will be offered in the future. It depends on many factors such as the availability of adequate supply for us to get and our ability to store the vaccine. To get answers to commonly asked questions, go to CDC website.
COVID19 TESTING GUIDELINES
Should You Get Tested?
With the surge in COVID-19 cases in the community, many patients are asking questions when to get tested, when to go to ER or when to call your doctor. Here is a simple guide.
Serious symptoms: If you have serious symptoms or are very sick, go to the Emergency Room. You should not go to the Emergency Room for testing if you are not seriously ill.
Mild symptoms: For mild and moderate symptoms, call us or send patient portal message for advice.
Exposure to COVID -19 positive person and no symptoms: If you are not having symptoms, but have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 you should self-quarantine at home for 14 days since last day of exposure to sick individual. COVID testing is best after day 5 to 7 of exposure. PLEASE NOTE that a negative test does not mean you should leave quarantine.
No exposure and no symptoms:
People who are not having symptoms and have not been exposed to COVID-19, but need testing for travel or return-to-work, should use testing sites like pharmacies or county testing sites.
Testing is not recommended for those who are just curious, exhibit no symptoms and have not been exposed to COVID-19.
COVID19 Alert PA
Help stop the spread of COVID-19. Download app to get alerts if you are exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID19. Use of app is voluntary, confidential and anonymous. It is a powerful tool to help track your symptoms, to help with contact tracing and to help stop this pandemic. Learn more at COVID19 Alert PA.