****VACCINE INFO/LINK TO SIGN UP IN MISSISSIPPI****
Who is currently eligible in Mississippi?
-All individuals ages 16-64 qualify for the COVID-19 Vaccine.
To Register for the Vaccine:
Click HERE to be directed to the MS Health Department website to make a vaccine appointment.
***Our office now offers COVID testing***
Need a COVID test? We've got you covered! At Southaven Internal Medicine, we have a dedicated COVID hotline to ensure the fastest testing and treatment options for our patients. We offer SAME DAY COVID testing and appointments. The best part? You don't even have to get out of your car. Our physicians will come to your car and test you!
Here's how our experience is different:
1. If you are positive and qualify, we will place an order for your to receive a Monoclonal antibodies infusion at the hospital.
2. If you test negative but still experience symptoms, our physicians will administer any necessary testing and offer treatment for your symptoms.
You don't have to be a patient to be tested! Pre-Register now using the link below and give us a call on our COVID Hotline at (662) 804-7580
What is COVID-19?
According to the Center for Disease Control, "COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a new corona virus that has not previously been seen in humans. The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
New loss of taste or smell
Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.
This list is not all inclusive. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea."
Mississippi COVID-19 Website: https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,420.html
Tennessee COVID-19 Webstie: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html
How is your office taking appropriate precautions?
As an office, we have implemented several changes to ensure your health and safety. We are giving all healthy patients the option of tele-health or car visits in addition to our regular office visits. Patients are encouraged to wear a mask if they opt for a regular office visit. In addition, we are triaging in office patients over the phone to minimize contact as best we can. If you choose an office visit or car visit, please know you will only interact with the doctor.
In addition to these appointment options, office staff is wearing appropriate PPE and any surfaces patients touch. We have taken excessive measures to ensure the health of our patients and staff.
What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms?
If you have any of the following symptoms, give us a call. We will see you during regular hours in your car. Please indicate your symptoms when you call to make an appointment. Note: Testing will only be given after the doctor has determined that further testing is necessary.
What can I do to keep myself and others safe?
Because there is currently no vaccine for COVID-19, it is important that you take the following precautions from the CDC, to minimize your risk to the virus.
Wash your hands frequently.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Wear a mask and gloves whenever you leave the house.
Know where your age and/or health conditions place you in the at risk category.
Minimize travel, especially to other states/countries
Check with your state's guidelines and see what restrictions your area has in place.