Coronavirus: What You Need to Know
At Harbin Clinic, the safety of our patients and community remains our top priority. We are continuously monitoring the development of the coronavirus in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Georgia Department of Public Health.
We encourage our patients and community to stay current and proactive in preventing the spread of coronavirus and any contagious respiratory illness.
If you’ve been exposed to Coronavirus, you likely have a lot of questions. Click here for frequently asked questions on what to do if you’ve been exposed.
Prevent the spread of illness
Tips on staying healthy:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Practice social distancing.
- Get plenty of rest.
Symptoms may include
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
What to do if you’re sick
In an effort to avoid spreading the virus, individuals should self-quarantine at home if they are exhibiting these symptoms and have had close contact with a person known to have the virus.
Individuals exhibiting moderate to severe symptoms, including worsening shortness of breath, should contact their physician by phone to determine the most appropriate next steps in the evaluation and treatment process. Harbin Clinic will coordinate your care with the Department of Public Health as well as the Centers for Disease Control. Harbin Clinic asks that you avoid showing up in either the office or hospital setting unannounced. Calling ahead will allow your care team to coordinate your evaluation and treatment while preventing potential spread to others.
As a reminder, Patient Portal account holders are able to communicate non-urgent clinical questions with your Harbin Clinic physician.
Visit Patient Screening & Visitor Restriction Updates to see the most recent information for those visiting our locations.
Helpful Tips for Prevention and Protection
We know you have questions about how to best protect ourselves from germs and respiratory illness. Hear from Jill Isabel, Infection Control Coordinator and Registered Nurse, as she walks through the importance of hand washing and other tips to prevent the spread of illness.
Social Distancing. We hear it a lot, but what does it really mean, and how does it impact our daily lives? Jill Isabel, Harbin Clinic Infection Control Coordinator, walks us through what social distancing is and why it’s so important.
At Harbin Clinic, the safety of our patients, employees and community are always our top priority. By implementing additional screening and precautionary measures, we can more efficiently care for individuals who might be contagious with the virus and help limit exposure to others. Jill Isabel, Harbin Clinic Infection Control Coordinator, walks us through what a patient can expect when visiting one of our locations.
For more information and regular updates:
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Georgia Department of Public Health