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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Attention all SYTHC patients,

Update to Information Scroll Below

Due to the emergence of increasing respiratory illnesses (Covid-19 virus, flu virus), we will be asking everyone about their travel history, possible exposures, and possible respiratory symptoms.

This is an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Please call the clinic prior to your appointment if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms.  In an abundance of caution, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.

Dental/Behavioral Health Patients: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please contact our clinic by phone prior to your appointment.  Your appointment may be rescheduled.

Medical Patients: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms or suspect that you may have the COVID-19 virus or flu virus, please call us PRIOR to your appointment to notify us of your symptoms.  Please follow the direction of the front office staff.  You may be asked to remain in your vehicle while our medical assistant meets you at the car.

Guests accompanying patients in the clinic, who are suspected of having respiratory symptoms, will also be asked to wear a mask while in the facility.

The Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic (SYTHC) is tracking the status of the Coronavirus, and our Infection Prevention staff are regularly participating in local, state and federal conference calls regarding the spread of the virus. We want the community to be aware of the steps we are taking during this time. For more information please go tohttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html .

For more information in English please click on the link below:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

For more information in Spanish please click on the link below:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet-sp.pdf

For more information in Simplified Chinese please click on the link below:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet-chinese.pdf

Thank you for your understanding and support to keep our community healthy.

Welcomed VIP guest, Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director of the Indian Health Services (IHS)

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On October 9, 2019, Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic welcomed VIP guest, Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director of the Indian Health Services (IHS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

As Principal Deputy Director, RADM Weahkee administers a nationwide health care delivery program that is responsible for providing preventive, curative, and community health care for approximately 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives in hospitals, clinics, and other settings throughout the United States.