Chloroquine has not been approved by the FDA for prevention or treatment of COVID-19. It is not being prescribed by this office. Please do not request this prescription.
ESTABLISHED PATIENTS ONLY
You can now make telehealth appointments online!
We are accepting
to schedule an appointment
If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath and/or have been exposed to the Coronavirus
please contact our office at (303) 771-3939 or schedule a Secure Online Video Appointment by clicking the "Schedule Appointment" link above.
We are switching to Secure Online Video Appointments (Telehealth) for all sick visits
and most of our regular visits due to concerns about COVID-19.
We have cleaning protocols in place and are open for in office visits
for people who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Some insurance companies have waived
co-pays and deductibles for Telehealth visits
Check with your insurance company for further information.
You can schedule these visits by:
1) Clicking on the "Schedule Appointment" link above
2) Clicking on the "Schedule Appointment" in your portal account
3) Calling the office at (303) 771-3939
You will receive an email and text with the appointment connection information
several minutes prior to your appointment. In some situations, the appointment before you may run late. Please stay connected - we may just be late.
If you need a letter to be off work or return to work,
please schedule a Telehealth Visit with a provider in our office.
DTC Family Health is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and is preparing to treat the spread of the virus in several different phases, if necessary.
We continue to be in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control "CDC" and, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment "CDPHE".
Do you need a test?
Whether or not you are diagnosed with COVID-19, if you don’t need to be hospitalized, your treatment will be the same, no matter the test result. Ideally, everyone who wanted a test would be able to get one, but right now, that is not possible.
Why be tested for COVID-19?
For people whose symptoms are severe enough to need medical treatment in a hospital, a positive or negative test result is important. The diagnosis helps the hospital decide what interventions the patient needs and where they should be assigned to stay in the hospital.
The state lab currently must prioritize tests for critically ill people who need test results quickly, for people who work in health care and other facilities that serve high-risk populations, and when the state needs to monitor outbreaks in specific communities and long-term care or other facilities.
A number of Colorado hospitals either can or soon will be able to test for and diagnose COVID-19 in-house, without having to wait for results from the state or a private lab.
Some people may not need to be tested for COVID-19.
People with mild early, mild symptoms (might include a combination of cough, body aches, fatigue, and chest tightness, with or without fever): Self-isolate, and use over-the-counter medications to treat your symptoms -- like you would for a cold or other respiratory illness.
People with more definite COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath): Self-isolate, use over-the-counter medications, and, if you think you need medical advice, consider a telehealth visit or nurseline advice before seeking in-person care.
People with more serious symptoms, especially shortness of breath: Self-isolate, use over-the-counter medications and contact a health care provider if your illness becomes more severe. The provider may recommend you be tested for COVID-19, and should be able to instruct you on how to get a test.
If you need a letter to return to work,
please schedule a Telehealth visit with a provider in our office.
If you had symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you should isolate yourself for 7 days after symptoms started, and continue isolating yourself until you are fever-free (without the use of fever-reducing medications) for 3 days.
Public health is not requiring people to have a negative test to return to work. If your employer is requiring this, please schedule a telehealth visit with one of us to discuss this further.
KEY POINTS TO KNOW:
Infuenza A and B are still very present within our community and many of the symptoms are similar to those of COVID-19. If you have not been exposed to COVID-19, you are considered to be very low risk.
COVID-19 is primarily spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. People who have sustained contact within 6 feet of an infected individual at risk of transmission.
DTC Family Health cannot test for COVID-19 - We are only testing people who fit the above criteria
DTC Family Health is screening all patients at the time of scheduling and will not expose staff and patients to anyone who meets COVID-19 criteria.
DTC Family Health has prepared a preliminary treatment protocol utilizing our tele-medicine platform for patients with exposure to and symptoms of COVID-19
DTC Family Health has prepared an emergency COVID-19 plan for patients requiring medical attention should the virus become widespread.
COVID-19 is a virus and currently there is not an anti-viral medication on the market to assist in symptom relief. We can however, manage and treat symptoms in an attempt to control the level of respiratory distress.
Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine have not been approved by the FDA for prevention or treatment of COVID-19 and these medications will not be prescribed by this practice until the FDA recommends it. Please do not request a prescription.
If you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, but have not been around anyone you know has COVID-19, follow these steps to help prevent your illness from spreading to people in your home and community.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Should I go to my doctor and get tested for COVID-19?
Please visit the Colorado state health department website for information about priority groups for testing https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe/covid-19-testing
If you have a condition that may increase your risk for a serious viral infection, contact DTC Family Health and ask if you need to be evaluated in person or through our secure video appointment. We may want to monitor your health more closely or test you for COVID-19 and other respiratory infections like influenza. Higher risk groups include:
Older people (over age 60), especially those over 80 years.
People who have chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease, or diabetes.
Older people with chronic medical conditions are at greatest risk.
If you do not have a high-risk condition and your symptoms are mild, you may not need to be evaluated in person or tested for COVID-19. Contact us for guidance on the need for testing. There are currently no medications to treat COVID-19.
WHAT TO DO TO KEEP YOUR SICKNESS FROM SPREADING TO OTHERS
Stay home, except to get medical care. If you have a medical appointment, call ahead and tell them what your symptoms are. Otherwise:
Restrict activities outside your home.
Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
Practice actions that protect others
Monitor your symptoms
Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). Before seeking care, CALL our office or schedule an appointment online to discuss your symptoms. If possible, put on a face mask before you enter our office.
If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, tell the dispatch personnel what your symptoms are. If possible, put on a face mask before emergency medical services arrive.
Discontinuing home isolation
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are suspected to have COVID-19 but are not tested, you should stay home for 14 days after the onset of your symptoms.
People who are hospitalized for COVID-19, or people who are routinely around older people (over age 60), or people who have chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease, or diabetes may need to isolate at home for longer.
We will continue to update our website, If you have any questions, please feel free to call us or send a portal message. Enjoy the beautiful weather today and, stay healthy!
If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath and have been exposed to the Coronavirus -
please contact our office at (303)771-3939 so we can determine the next steps to take.
PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO OFFICE - Call first or schedule an Online Secure Video Visit
Arrival time for appointments
Please arrive for your appointment
at least 15 minutes early.
Should you need to cancel your appointment, we ask that you give us 24 hours notice
so that we may make your appointment available to someone else.
OUT OF OFFICE
Monday through Friday
7:30 am-4:30 pm
Closed every Thursday from 11:30 - 1:30
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Due to limited staff on Saturdays, we are not open for phone calls. You are welcome to leave a voicemail and your call will be returned the following business day.