Numerous concerns have been raised about what someone would do if they felt unwell during the pandemic. Getting to the hospital physically might be unsafe and increases the risk of getting COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 41% of American adults have avoided or experienced delayed medical care during the pandemic citing concerns about possible exposure to COVID19.
Many people wonder about how they can safely access medical care with the situation presented by the pandemic in case they are due for their routine screening or treatment for any other condition not related to COVID-19 or emergency care. You need to keep up your routine appointments during this time because the routine follow-up appointments and exams are vital for your continued health and disease prevention. In case of any questions about whether to go to the clinic, you need not to worry, because ShotHealth will bring the clinic to you. When you call in, inform your nurse of any health condition you have that increases your risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19.
If you are experiencing a minor injury or illness, call us. Minor injuries include strains, sprains, and burns. Minor illnesses include sinus infections, gastrointestinal viruses, sore throats, and colds. Depending on your condition, your nurse will schedule an in-person house call or a virtual visit.
The World Health Organization recommends calling your nurse and booking home appointments if you experience any symptom of illness to minimize the risk of infection with COVID-19. But not all facilities would assure you of a prompt and safe house-call. ShotHealth helps you stay safe and healthy at home by the following:
- Our team of qualified nurses are available to take appointments at the convenience of your home.
- Once you make a call requesting an appointment, we assign a dedicated nurse who follows up on you and ensures that you are attended to
- Prior to entering your home, our nurses adorn full personal protective equipment (disposable gowns, face masks, and eye gear), protecting you, and themselves from any potential infection.
- Before and after the visit, the nurses will use hand sanitizers to ensure safety of whatever they touch
- Whenever possible, we will ask you to sit six feet from the medical teams and wear a mask
- The appointments are fulfilled in well-ventilated private spaces
- The medical equipment our team uses are sterilized before and after every visit using alcohol.
These measures have been set in place to provide our clients with quality, convenient, and safe care at the comfort of their homes.
Previous clients have these to say regarding ShotHealth house calls during the COVID-19 pandemic“At the start of the pandemic, I was worried about getting to the hospital for my regular appointments. Not anymore! I now call from home and get the best quality service out here. ShotHealth has given me complete peace of mind.” – Kate