A message from doctors Bradley, Corse, and Gaskin
As Covid-19 continues to impact our communities, you can rely on BCG Medical Group to serve your health care needs.
We are OPEN, accepting appointments from patients and new patients. As of March 23, we are now offering “virtual visits” (click here to learn more). Additionally, we have enhanced our intake and screening process, as well as our in-office sterilization and sanitization procedures, in order to better protect our providers, our staff, and you.
Below, we discuss the changes at BCG and how you can stay clear of the coronavirus.
What is Covid-19?
COVID-19 is a highly-contagious coronavirus. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and infection may result in death. The following symptoms most often appear within 14 days after exposure:
- Shortness of breath
If you are having trouble breathing or experience persistent pain or pressure in the chest, please call 911 immediately.
The preferred source for information on the coronavirus and its spread is the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website. Click here to read CDC recommendations for how to protect yourself, and what to do if you think you are sick.
New Service: BCG Telehealth
As part of our coordinated response to Covid-19, BCG Medical Group is pleased to announce virtual visits with our providers. These virtual consultations are now covered by most insurance companies. (We ask that you please call your insurance company to confirm coverage.) Click here to learn more about virtual visits or to schedule.
Protecting Your Health
BCG Medical Group taking all possible precautions in order to protect the health our patients, providers, and staff. In addition to virtual visits, we have implemented the following enhanced intake and screening procedures.
- Every patient will be required to answer COVID-specific screening questions (as you would at the ER).
- Every patient will be provided with a face mask upon entry.
- We encourage vulnerable persons to wait in their car after checking in at the front desk.
- Our staff is disinfecting doorknobs and surfaces before and after every patient visit.
- As always, our providers observe the strictest hygiene and sterilization regimens.
We will continue to review and update these measures daily.
Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19
Please visit the CDC website to learn more about how to protect yourself from infection.
Principally, the CDC recommends that you clean your hands often:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
The CDC also advises that we avoid close contact with people who are sick, and that we put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
BCG recommends that you observe state and local guidelines as, together, we work to end the spread of COVID-19.