COVID-19 Protection at McLaughlin Care & Begin with Wellness Weight Loss
To my Dear Patients,
The health and wellbeing of our patients, staff, and community is our first priority. Amidst growing concern around Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are taking all the CDC and IDPH recommendations and precautions to prevent viral transmission to ensure your safety in our facilities. At this time our office is open offering limited services. We are following all mandates and recommendations of the CDC and IDPH.
What McLaughlin Care is Doing
McLaughlin Care & Begin with Wellness Weight Loss will be contacting all Patients prior to their scheduled office visits in order to reiterate and confirm a health status check as recommended by the CDC.
Patients presenting with COVID-19 symptoms - fever, cough and/or shortness of breath - will be rescheduled per CDC guidelines and their referring MD will be notified.
Those Patients who fall into a “high risk” category, including Patients who have traveled out of the country, will be asked to reschedule their appointment 14 days from the date of their current appointment.
Out of an abundance of caution, McLaughlin Care & Begin with Wellness Weight Loss will be recommending that Patients over the age of 65, as well as Patients with known immunocompromised conditions such as Cancer and Diabetes, consider rescheduling their appointments as well.
McLaughlin Care & Begin with Wellness Weight Loss always follows the highest level of OSHA sanitization guidelines. We have enhanced these preventative measures in order to protect our staff, patients and the community at large against any additional risk factors associated with the spread of COVID-19.
Many musculoskeletal conditions can be evaluated and supported by a telehealth visit. If your appointment is canceled McLaughlin Care & Begin with Wellness Weight Loss will offer a scheduled follow up a consultation so that we can ensure that the continuity of your care is not completely interrupted.
Additional CDC Resources
McLaughlin Care & Begin with Wellness Weight Loss is providing the following information for you from the CDC and other reliable sources regarding COVID-19. These links are available so you can be informed and have the most current and relevant information.
We appreciate everyone’s support and understanding as we help care for you and at the same time keep our community healthy.
Dr. McLaughlin and Staff