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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To Our Patients:

WINTER SCHEDULE (weather permitting)

Thursday, December 3rd: Stillmeadow Community Fellowship, 5110 Frederick Avenue, 8 am – 12 pm

Saturday, December 5th: Ian J. Gray Building, 3501 Sinclair Lane, 8 am – 12 pm

Thursday, December 10th: Stillmeadow Community Fellowship, 5110 Frederick Avenue, 8 am – 12 pm

Saturday, December 12th: East Baltimore Medical Center, 1000 East Eager Street, 8 am – 12 pm

Thursday, December 17th: Stillmeadow Community Fellowship, 5110 Frederick Avenue, 8 am – 12 pm

No appointment needed. Testing is free and open to the public.

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 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

As the holiday season approaches, it is important to take steps to keep you and your family safe. Help stop the spread of COVID-19 by following the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines at holiday gatherings:

  • Host outdoor activities; indoor gatherings pose more risk – open windows and doors for better ventilation;
  • Keep the celebrations short – longer celebrations pose more risk;
  • Invite only people from your local area – higher risk with people coming from outside the community
  • Limit numbers of guests for social distancing;
  • Use preventative measures with guests – everyone mask-up, wash hands frequently and maintain social distancing; and,
  • Provide or encourage guests to bring supplies to help you and others stay healthy. For example, extra masks (do not share or swap with others), hand sanitizer, and tissues.

People who have been exposed to COVID-19 or feel sick should NOT attend holiday gatherings. Avoiding high risk activities can help stop the spread. Instead, consider fun alternative like hosting a virtual party.

It is important now more than ever to get your flu shot. For everyone’s safety, we are not accepting walk-in flu shots at this time. Please schedule an appointment by calling 443-703-3600.