COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information
Your safety is our top priority
We know this outbreak is concerning and its implications for the health of you and your loved ones. Keeping our patients and staff safe is a top priority at the Center for Health & Wellbeing.
- The staff rotates through the practice hourly to clean waiting rooms, exam rooms, countertops and all surfaces throughout the office; this includes door knobs, laptops, telephones and elevator buttons.
- We screen patients over the telephone and when they come into the office to determine if they are at high risk.
- Our team established a triage station outside in our parking lot and we will be checking patient’s temperatures prior to entering our center.
- We will be monitoring the guidelines as directed by the CDC and will keep our patients informed.
- Our providers are following strict CDC guidelines including wearing n95 mask when seeing patients.
- We ask if you are not feeling well, that you reschedule your appointment or transition your in-person visit to a virtual appointment via Zoom or phone. Sign-up for Zoom!
It is important to protect yourself:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing in the fold of your elbow or with a tissue
- Do not shake hands and try to keep distance between yourself and other people
- It is best to avoid touching your face
- Use hand sanitizer when available
Anyone with suspected COVID-19: please reach out to (888) 261-8431 for further testing details and instructions. Please feel free to reach out to the San Diego Public Health Department at (619) 692-8499 for additional questions.
Free Resource to Manage Stress and Anxiety
The current public health crisis with COVID-19 has caused all of us to feel stressed and anxious. Worries about being exposed to the virus and getting ill, as well as the isolation that comes with social distancing, can be especially hard for anyone. We wanted to share a resource on mindfulness & compassion from our UCSD partners. We are all in this together!
5 Stress Management Strategies
- Be patient and compassionate.
- Relax. Listen to music, drink a cup of tea and watch a show or movie you enjoy or find comforting.
- Stay connected. Reach out to family and friends for support or even just to chat. Even if you aren’t going out to see family and friends, you can use your phone, email, FaceTime, Skype, social media and other ways to connect with your loved ones.
- Be active. Physical activity is important for your health and helps manage stress hormones. Go for a walk outdoors in your neighborhood or do an exercise video online. Or choose an activity like keeping a journal, reading a book or a hobby that keeps your hands busy and your mind engaged, like crochet or doing crossword puzzles.
- Try mindfulness. Relaxation and mindful exercises can help you slow down your breathing, which turns on the body’s relaxation system and helps fight stress. You can download apps like CALM, Insight Timer, or Headspace and check out the free resource HERE.
Our offices are currently open for regular business hours. To learn more about the Coronavirus you can go to the CDC website for the most up-to-date information. Do not hesitate to contact our office for questions or concerns.