When Visiting Our Clinics...
All our clinics are open to better serve you and our entire community. Next time you schedule your next appointment you may be asked to come in or have a Video Televisit.
In-person and Video Televisit appointments are determined on a case-by-case basis, but if your provider does ask you to come into our clinic please don't forget to wear a mask to protect yourself and those around you.
A Message From Our CEO, Dr. John Swagert
Dear Patients and Partners,
The order to shut down businesses deemed non-essential, like bars, restaurants, and gyms, was lifted about a month ago. The shutdown was exhausting, depressing and very hard on many of us and the people we know. It is a relief that it is over. However, I am concerned that we are now seeing an increase in COVID-19 infections as a result of the reopening—you have undoubtedly seen the news reports about Arizona’s increasing rates. I am particularly concerned because in the rush to reopen, many people are getting lax with the precautions that will keep them safer. I see fewer and fewer people wearing masks and maintaining social distancing when they are out and about.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve practiced social distancing and mask wearing to keep our patients and staff safe when in our clinics. However, it is up to each of you to determine what you do when not in our clinics.
I get it, masks are hot and uncomfortable, and we all have a list of things we need or want to do. It’s also human nature to not think about things until they directly affect us. But we don’t want to look back and wish we had been more careful and taken more precautions to protect ourselves or those around us. It may sound harsh, but picture the moment you find out you, or someone you’ve been spending time with tests positive for COVID-19. Hopefully you’ll be able to look back and feel confident that you took these recommendations seriously, and won’t feel concerned that you have gotten them sick or vice versa.
Yesterday, I reminded our employees to continue wearing masks when in close proximity to others – even when they leave our clinics. I urge you to do the same. If those around you aren’t wearing masks, you should feel comfortable telling them to do so. The stakes are just too high not to.
Please think twice about letting your guard down right now. I know I will.
And as always, our dedicated team is here and ready to provide you and your family with quality care, both over the phone or in our clinics.
Dr. John Swagert, CEO
Mountain Park Health Center
If You Are Sick
Stay home, except to visit the doctor and keep in communication with your Care Team.
Separate yourself from other people, even those living in your home. This includes your pets.
Before visiting your doctor, call ahead. This will protect the people around you.
Don’t share personal items such as cups, utensils, and bedding. Wash everything thoroughly after each use.
Tips For Transmission Prevention
Wash your hands often and well. If you can’t wash them, use a hand sanitizer.
Wear a mask to protect yourself and others.
Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. DO NOT cover your cough with your hand.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
To schedule an appointment call (602) 243-7277 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Proper Ways to Wash Your Hands!
We Are Now Offering Video Televisits!
Your upcoming appointment with your provider may be through our Video Televisit Healow App. Call us at (602) 243-7277 to schedule a time to speak to your provider.
But before you do, here are a few things to keep in mind to have a great visit.
1. Make sure your volume is on loud so you don’t miss our call or text. Please note that it may come from a blocked number.
2. Have your questions ready and be sure to have a pen to write down any follow up steps that need to be taken.
3. Have your medications and dosages ready.
4. Try to find a quiet and private place to have this conversation.