7:30am to 5:00 PM M-F
8:00am to 7:00 pm M-TH
8:00AM to 5:00 pm F
10:00am to 2:00pm Sat
ESTABLISHED PATIENTS ONLY
You can now make telehealth appointments online!
We are accepting new patients.
Please call (303)771-3939
to get registered with our practice
and to schedule an appointment
If you have:
Fever, Chills, Cough, Sore throat, Headache, Diarrhea, Loss of smell/taste, and/or Shortness of breath
Please contact our office at (303) 771-3939 or schedule a Secure Online Video Appointment
by clicking the "Schedule Appointment" link above.
Please do not come directly into our office.
If you need a letter to be off work or return to work, please schedule a Telehealth Visit with a provider in our office.
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 are switching to Secure Online Video Appointments (Telehealth) for all sick visits and most of our regular visits due to concerns about COVID-19.
You can schedule by clicking on
Or by calling our 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.
Some insurance companies have waived co-pays and deductibles for Telehealth visits
Check with your insurance company for further information.
We have cleaning protocols in place and are open for in-office visits for people who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
If you are planning to come into the office, please wear a mask.
COVID-19 Antibody testing information (as of 05/01/2020)
For weeks it seems, we have eagerly been awaiting the availability of antibody tests for COVID-19. It was thought that with widespread antibody tests, we would have a better sense of how many have been exposed or infected with the disease, and more importantly how many are now immune. We, as providers, have heard numerous times, “I was so sick in January, I know it was COVID-19 and that I’m immune.”
Unfortunately, the reality is that antibody testing may not be very useful.
A few facts about the tests
Only 4 tests have been approved by the FDA. None of those are rapid, in-office tests. Many of the tests are actually very poor. For example, the advertised sensitivity of one test is pretty good, but the validation of the test was only conducted on <70 patients. Not great.
Typically, after a person is exposed to a disease, they will form antibodies in their blood. The earliest (and less durable) antibody formed is the IgM. IgG will then form. IgG is the more durable antibody response. For COVID-19, it appears that IgM forms about 7 days after infection, and IgG appears 14 days after infection.
Even if exposed, a negative test can occur if a patient cannot develop a strong enough immune response to create antibodies.
A false positive test can occur if the test cross-reacts with another similar molecule, for example, a different coronavirus.
DTC Family Health does have COVID-19 virus RNA test available
ONLY for those who meet the CDC criteria.
1. You will need to schedule a Secure Online Video Appointment (Telehealth visit) with one of our provider to determine if you meet CDC criteria.
2. Tests can only be ordered by providers in this practice.
3. We cannot accept outside providers' orders.
You must be evaluated by a provider in this practice.
At this point, we are planning on gradually opening the office starting May 4th. We will be taking every precaution to protect patients and staff from infection. We will only be seeing well care in our office.
Telehealth will still be available for both sick and well visits.
These will remain a significant part of our practice for the foreseeable future.
We will update with more details as we have them. Thank you for your patience as plans will need to be fluid based on guidance from the CDC and health department.
This has been a trying time for everyone, filled with uncertainty and fear. We all have concerns about our health and that of our loved ones. We are worried about our children and our parents. Added to this is apprehension about the economy, and concerns about job security. Many of us have been taken out of our comfort zones and thrust into a new world of telecommuting and Zoom calls. On top of this is the inability to do the things that normally make us feel better…going to the gym, hanging out with friends, traveling.
Those with no history of anxiety or depression are having to learn what these symptoms feel like and how difficult it can be to keep them under control. Those who do have a history of mental illness are struggling with worsening symptoms and are trying to develop new coping mechanisms.
Whichever group you may belong to, please reach out. If you are not sleeping well, cannot motivate, are having panic attacks, are losing your temper too easily with family or are just struggling with the anxiety about loosening our social restrictions we can try to help. Schedule a mental health checkup on the portal or call the office – You can schedule these by clicking “Schedule Appointment” on this website, on your patient portal or by calling our office at (303) 771-3939.
Stay safe and well,
DTC Family Health Providers and Staff
We continue to be in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control "CDC" and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment "CDPHE".
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, Chills, Cough, Sore throat, Headache, Diarrhea,
Loss of smell/taste, and/or Shortness of breath
Please contact our office at (303) 771-3939 or
schedule a Secure Online Video Appointment
by clicking "Schedule Appointment".
Please do not come directly into our office.
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.
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