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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

By March 9, 2020 No Comments

Attention all SYTHC patients,

Update to Information on COVIDUpdate to Information about Clinic

CLINIC NOTICE:

First and foremost, in the interest of safeguarding the health of our patients and employees, we will be screening all patients and visitors entering our facility. We will be taking temperatures and following the CDC’s screening questionnaire. We will be asking all patients to wait in their car once screened and checked in.

We wanted to make you aware and not alarmed when you see our staff in full PPE.

If you have any questions please call (805)688-7070.

The Dental Clinic will be closed effective March 16, 2020,

to all non-emergency dental care, as recommended by the California Dental Association. All patients will be rescheduled for the next 14 days. If you are having a dental emergency please call the clinic at (805)688-7070.

The Medical & Behavioral Health Clinic will remain open at this time.

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.