Here is a quick checklist to make sure your appointment is successful and free of technical glitches.
Call the practice if you are concerned about an injury. This can assist the healthcare professional to decide which will be the best way and place to care for your needs. Depending on what you’re experiencing, the healthcare professional may give you advice about self-care at home; or request you to schedule a face-to-face consultation at the practice; or alternatively advise you to seek emergency care.
If you are concerned that you have COVID-19 symptoms, or you’re not feeling well after you’ve been exposed to someone who has it, it is critical to call the practice (or emergency room for severe symptoms, like difficulty to breathe) before you arrive at the practice.
Your healthcare professional will advise you about the procedures to follow. Calling ahead ensures that other patients and healthcare providers are protected from being exposed to COVID-19.