COVID-19 Office Policy
We offer to Telehealth visits for the safety of our patients and staff. If you have a telehealth appointment scheduled, you will be contacted about 20 minutes ahead of time to set up your Telehealth appointment with Doxy.me. You can see the Doxy.me Check-in Flyer here. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact as at (215) 793-4546.
Mental Health & COVID-19
The Covid Pandemic has many of us worrying about our health and the health of our loved ones, in addition to new financial, relational, and emotional stresses. While increased worrying and sadness is a normal reaction to the changing environment around us, it could cause or worsen existing Depression or Anxiety.
Symptoms to look out for include:
- You no longer enjoy the activities you used to enjoy
- You have no energy or don't feel like doing anything
- You feel guilty or are beating yourself about what you "should have done"
- You feel powerless to help a loved one in a Nursing Home or Facility
- You are overwhelmed by the statistics on News
- You are an essential worker struggling to cope with new work demands and danger
- Your appetite has changed
- You feel jittery or have "butterflies" in your stomach
- You cannot shut your mind off or stop worrying
If you or a loved one feel they might be experiencing some of the symptoms listed above, please give us a call at (215) 793-4546 to set up a Telehealth appointment. Our team is ready to help.
Please see helpful COVID-19 resources below:
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
- CDC Symptom Check
- Pennsylvania mask requirements are available on the PA Gov website.
The CDC currently recommends a quarantine period of 5 days.
- Quarantine can end after Day 5 without testing, if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring. It is recomended to wear a mask Days 6-10
- See a CDC video on quarantine vs. isolation below:
COVID Vaccine Information for Pennsylvania:
- Check if you are eligible for a COVID vaccine in PA
- If you are eligible, you can find a PA COVID vaccine provider by clicking this link
- When you get your first dose of the vaccine, it is important to try to keep track of the CDC Vaccine Card (click here to see what it looks like) since your booster vaccine will be recorded on this card as well. We recommend you take a picture of your CDC Vaccine Card after your first and second dose to have a back-up copy.
Additional COVID-19 Resources:
- Struggling with Decision Making with Covid-19 still around? You're Not Alone. Social Psychologists Elliot Aronson and Carol Travis explore this concept in their recent article for The Atlantic.
- If you have been diagnosed with and recovered from COVID-19 and now are starting to feel depressive or anxiety symptoms, you're not alone. A recent study found that as many as 20% of patients infected with COVID-19 are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within 90 days. If you're experiencing new or worsening symptoms, call our office at your earliest convenience.
- Cleveland Clinic article on What It Means to Be a Coronavirus “Long-Hauler”