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Coronavirous (COVID-19)

To Our Patients:

As your community health provider, we are committed to your and your family’s health. We also understand that you have concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
At Baltimore Medical System, we have been closely monitoring the situation and following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are taking specific actions to protect our patients. These actions include the following special precautions:

Patient screening:
• All patients will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 upon entry.

Please, no visitors.
• We ask that all visitors and family members wait outside the center or drop off patients to decrease risk of infection.
• Pediatric and adult patients needing assistance can only be accompanied by one individual in the exam room area. Patient visitor will also be screened for risk of COVID-19.

We are evaluating all non-urgent, non-critical appointments.
• We will postpone these appointments until it is safer to reschedule.

We are not open on Saturday.
• All BMS health centers and pharmacies are closed on Saturdays.

We will reach out to you directly…
• …regarding your results, needed follow-ups, and the next steps for your treatment.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call BMS at 443-703-3600.

As things change, we will adjust our policies and practices to respond to the new developments. We will keep you informed about best infection-control practices and what you need to know to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

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How can you limit your exposure to the virus?

The best way to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is to avoid being exposed to the virus, which at this time is thought to spread mainly person-to-person. How do you do that?
• Wash your hands with soap and water – frequently and for at least 20 seconds each time
• If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
• Avoid touching your face
• Maintain “social distancing” between others (about six feet apart)
• Avoid contact with people who are sick
• Cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze (and immediately wash or sanitize your hands)

What should you do if you’re sick?

• Stay home except to get medical care when moderately ill – avoid public areas, transportation, events, etc.
• If you’re around other ill persons or caring for others, wear a facemask (N95)
• Cover coughs and sneezes, wash/sanitize hands and clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces daily
• Monitor symptoms – seek prompt medical care if symptoms worsen
• Call your doctor before seeking care, including for appointments scheduled for other reasons
• Call 911 if you have a medical emergency