COVID-19 Information


 


COVID-19 – Coronavirus Disease Instructions for our patients

For the latest information about Coronavirus Disease in the Stanislaus County and instructions, please visit the Health Services Agency website:

 

Are we seeing any patients at the clinic?

Per the guidelines from the local health officials, we are asking all adults over 65 years of age to STAY HOME and avoid travel.  We are canceling all in-person appointments for patients over 65 years of age.

We are open and are seeing patients for regular medical conditions and follow-ups. If you have general concerns about your health or need to speak to Dr. Gangupantula,  please contact us at the number below.  Our staff will schedule a time for Dr. Gangupantula to speak with you over the phone to help with your concerns.

Ways to contact the clinic:

What are the COVID-19 symptoms you need to look for?

Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

In some cases, COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness

What do you do if you have the symptoms?

  1. First and foremost, please quarantine yourself away from your family wherever you are living. This will prevent others in your family from getting the virus.

 

  1. If you have mild symptoms, drink plenty of water, eat healthy foods, take your vitamins, if you are our patient and have questions, please call our clinic at (209)497.4677 so we can provide you with appropriate instructions.

 

  1. For the patients who have severe symptoms, please call the Stanislaus County’s Health Services Agency immediately at (209) 558-7535, so they can provide you with the information and help you get tested.

 

  1. If your symptoms are not severe or you are not able to reach us at the clinic, please call 911 or go to the nearest Urgent care facility or Emergency room.

How can you protect yourself?

Practice everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.