Wellington Physicians Urgent Care Now Offering Telehealth Visits

Wellington Physicians Urgent Care has launched its new telehealth service, enabling virtual visits for fast access to care, from the comfort of your home. Telehealth allows patients to receive high-quality care from a clinician, while also keeping them safe during this uncertain time. Telehealth utilizes a user-friendly, HIPAA-compliant platform that fosters connectivity.

Wellington Physicians Urgent Care reminds the community to follow this guidance: If individuals develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a positive COVID-19 test result, seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office or urgent care clinic. For more information regarding the coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) web site at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

In the interest of protecting the health and safety of patients, staff and the community, the following actions have been implemented at Wellington Physicians Urgent Care:

• The clinic is fully operational and serving the needs of the community. The clinic is taking proactive steps to keep patients and team members safe, including screening all individuals upon entering the facility.

• The clinic has enabled telehealth to serve patients. To make an appointment, call (561) 333-4000. Where possible, the clinic strongly encourages the use of telehealth virtual visits to access healthcare.

• The clinic  is actively monitoring and responding to all recommendations made by the CDC and local regulatory and health authorities.

• The clinic has implemented additional training for all employees on handwashing and hand sanitization, and strict employee and client compliance with washing/sanitizing hands thoroughly and often.

• The clinic has increased the frequency of the required cleaning and sanitization of the facility, including intake rooms, surfaces and common areas.

The CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures:

• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.

• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60 to 95 percent alcohol.

• Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

• Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms.

• Practice “social distancing”: in an effort to avoid spread of the virus. Do not meet in groups larger than 10 persons and maintain personal space when engaging in in-person interactions.

Wellington Physicians Urgent Care serves patients from Wellington, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach and surrounding areas with extended hours for patients seeking care for minor emergencies, illnesses and injuries. The clinic also provides a wide variety of diagnostic and screening services including basic labs and x-rays.

Learn more at www.urgentcarewellington.com.