COVID-19 is impacting how we all live, work, and stay healthy. There is a lot of information about this virus, often changing rapidly. The Everett Clinic is here to help you navigate this crisis and help keep you and your family healthy.
In accordance with public health guidance, we’ve made some important changes to our clinic operations to keep you and our staff safe.
Changes to upcoming clinic appointments
We may contact you to reschedule clinic appointments that are not urgent. This includes:
- Routine checkups or wellness visits
- Non-urgent specialty visits and surgical care
These appointments may need to be delayed until June. We will call you if we need to reschedule your visit. To serve the best interests of our staff, patients, and community, we are innovating with care delivery by developing video visits and telephone options.
Some appointments can’t be delayed or done via video. For those appointments, we are doing everything possible to keep you safe while delivering the care you urgently need.
As more people need care due to COVID-19, our clinics will become busier. If you need care, you may need to see a different provider than your primary care doctor. Or, you may need to go to a different clinic to get care. Our goal is to offer all patients the care they need when they need it.
Most importantly, we ask you to call first if you have a fever, cough or trouble breathing before you come into a clinic. For those who have mild symptoms, it is best to use our home care instructions.
Non-urgent surgeries and procedures will be delayed
The Everett Clinic will also postpone surgeries and procedures (operations) that are not urgent. This will begin March 18 and last until April 30. We will call you to let you know if a surgery or procedure needs to be rescheduled. We will begin rescheduling once the COVID-19 pandemic is under control.
Visitors to The Everett Clinic need to be limited
The Everett Clinic is limiting visitors who accompany patients in the following way:
- One parent for each child or minor
- One caregiver for each patient with a disability or cognitive limitations
- One caregiver for each patient with physical limitations or disability
- No brothers or sisters of a patient unless they have an appointment
- No visitors with a fever, cough, or breathing problems
How to take care of yourself and your family
Watch for symptoms. They can appear 2-14 days after you’ve been exposed. They include:
- Fever lasting more than 4 days, or fever returns after no fever for 2 days
- Coughing up blood
- Trouble breathing, chest pain or shortness of breath
- Extreme weakness
Call us if you think you have symptoms and need care. Talk with your doctor or a medical professional. They can help you determine how to get care while protecting yourself and others.
Be extra careful if you:
- Are over age 60
- Are pregnant
- Have a weak immune system
- Have diabetes or serious heart or lung problems
Protect yourself and others:
- Stay home, if you can
- If you must go out, stay at least 6 feet away from others
- Clean your hands often. Use soap and water or a hand sanitizer
We are one community, together facing a crisis that is leaving little of our lives untouched. One thing you can count on is The Everett Clinic’s commitment to keeping you safe and providing the highest quality care possible. We thank you for your flexibility and patience during these extraordinary times.
You can always find the most up-to-date information on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page, including links to important resources and fact sheets.