What you need to know (Updated 3/3/2020)
Puget Sound Orthopaedics, part of Proliance Surgeons, takes the threat of the spread of Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, very seriously. We are monitoring the situation, staying in touch with public health officials, and we’re updating our processes and protocols accordingly.
It is important to know that 80% of COVID-19 cases are mild or without symptoms. Like the seasonal flu, COVID-19 infection is more severe in patients with chronic underlying health conditions and the elderly.
We will continue to update this post as we learn more and provide updated resources about COVID-19 as they become available.
Help Us Protect You
Please call us at 253-582-7257 to reschedule your appointment if you or anyone in your household have any of the following symptoms:
- a fever over 100F
- dry cough
- new onset of shortness of breath
- or feel sick
If you have visited, or come into contact with anyone who has been to the Life Care Center of Kirkland, please reschedule your appointment.
If you have visited China, Iran, Italy, Japan, or South Korea in the last four weeks, please alert our staff by calling before your appointment.
The information you provide helps our team better care for you and limit risk for others.
Helpful Coronavirus Resources
We are providing these links to up-to-date resources for your convenience.
» Washington Department of Health
» King County Department of Health
A new Washington call center can answer questions about the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), how it spreads and what to do if you have symptoms. Call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
You Can Help Prevent or Limit the Spread of COVID-19
- Do not go to the emergency room unless essential. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your regular doctor first. Be sure to call ahead.
- Stay home when you’re sick.
- Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including hand washing for at least 20 seconds. Please cough into tissue or elbow. Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay away from people who are ill, especially if you are 60 and older or have underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or a weakened immune system.
- Stay informed. Information is changing frequently. Check and subscribe to Public Health’s website (www.kingcounty.gov/COVID) or blog (www.publichealthinsider.com).