VISITOR POLICY: The health and safety of our patients and team is our top priority. Out of this concern, all visitors (with some exceptions) accompanying a patient are prohibited from entering our facility. Exceptions to this policy are:
- Parents of underage children
- Caregivers of elderly patients
- Guardians of disabled adults
What is coronavirus disease 2019?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.
How can I help prevent the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID-19?
- Stay home until your fever has been gone for at least 24 hours without taking any fever reducing medication and you feel better
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects
How does COVID-19 spread?
It’s not clear yet how easily COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person. Human coronaviruses spread from an infected person to others through respiratory droplets, including:
- Through the air by coughing and sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
This is similar to how influenza and other respiratory infections spread.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
We are still learning about how COVID-19 affects people. Symptoms can appear 2–14 days after exposure and include:
- Shortness of Breath
ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care is now offering COVID-19 testing at select centers for high-risk patients only, as supplies are available. Our centers remain open to test and treat all other urgent, non-life-threatening medical needs, including evaluation to determine if COVID-19 testing is needed. The health and safety of our patients, communities and team is our top priority. Please rest assured, we are taking extra safety measures so that patients seeking care for all other urgent non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries can continue to safely be seen at any ClearChoiceMD location. Please check back often for the latest updates to services and testing locations.
What is self-quarantine?
If you have been identified as a contact to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or have returned from a country with a travel advisory for COVID-19, follow these guidelines for self-quarantine for 14 days from your last potential exposure:
- Take your temperature with a thermometer at least two times a day and watch for cough or difficulty breathing.
- Stay home from school and work.
- Discuss your work situation with your employer before returning to work.
- Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares.
- Try not to have any visitors to your house during this time. If you have visitors tell them that you are under COVID-19 self-quarantine.
- Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).
- If you get sick with fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other signs of respiratory illness, please contact your state health department.
- If you need to seek medical care for other reasons, such as dialysis, call ahead to your doctor and tell them about your recent travel and symptoms. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. Tell them your symptoms and that you are being monitored for COVID-19.
Where can I get more information?
For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, reach out to your state health department or visit the CDC COVID-19 website at: cdc.gov/COVID19.
NH Department of Services
For COVID-19 questions or to report symptoms: Dial 211 OR (603) 271-4496
VT Department of Health
For COVID-19 questions or to report symptoms: Dial 211 OR (802) 863-7240
ME Department of Health
For COVID-19 questions or to report symptoms: Dial 211 OR (800) 821-5821