Stay Informed About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Possible COVID-19 signs and symptoms include:
- Fever or shaking chills
- Respiratory issues
- Muscle aches
- Loss of taste and smell
- Sore throat
Getting Tested for COVID-19
Platte Valley Internal Medicine & Pulmonary does not offer COVID-19 testing in our office. There are several pharmacies in the Brighton area that offer these tests without a physician order. Platte Valley Medical Center provides testing with a physician order.
Platte Valley Internal Medicine & Pulmonary is unable to provide vaccines in our office. Follow the latest vaccine information here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html
Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19
Although information and guidance is constantly changing, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19, testing and your health.
Visiting Platte Valley Internal Medicine & Pulmonary During COVID-19
Platte Valley Internal Medicine & Pulmonary has implemented safety measures designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Our purpose is unwavering in that the care and safety of our providers, staff and patients remains our priority.
These eight virus prevention tips can help you stay healthy this season.
Sometimes, you just cannot help but catch a bug. But you can lessen your risk of coming down with the cold, flu, or COVID-19 by staying on top of the following recommendations:
- Wash your hands frequently for a full 20 seconds with warm water and soap. Or in a pinch, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Wear a mask.
- Avoid touching your face, mouth, and eyes.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing in the crook of your elbow.
- Avoid shaking hands.
- Disinfect high-contact surfaces frequently.
- Maintain at least six feet between other people for proper social distancing.
- Get your flu shot!
For the latest updates, research, and guidelines, check these resources: