AAPHC Launches Telemedicine Visits for Patients
The best part? You can see a Doctor or Advanced Provider from the comfort of your own home. (Even right from your couch!) To find an AAPHC office, please visit our web site here: www.AAPHC.org. Ask about our Telemedicine appointments today!
- If you have symptoms of a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please contact your Provider's office immediately.
- If you have these symptoms and have a Dental, OB/GYN, Podiatry, Vision Care or Behavioral Health appointment, please cancel this appointment and go immediately to your PCP office.
- If you call your PCP office with these symptoms, you may be routed to our Northwest Family Medical and Dental office for an appointment.
- This is to take strain off of our PCP offices and ensuring you see a provider quickly.
- Effective immediately, we have staff members taking each patient's temperature as they arrive at the office.
- If a patient has a temperature 99F or higher, they will be asked to wear a mask before entering the building.
- Effective March 19, we are launching a "No Visitors" policy within our offices to reduce risk of possible exposure to our staff and patients in the office.
- If you have a guest, they will have to remain in their car.
- There are some exceptions to this policy, including if the patient is under 18, needs assistance during the appointment, cannot be left alone or needs assistance communicating.
- Please speak with the staff at the office if you have questions.
- Effective March 19, we are suspending visits from all pharmaceutical representatives until further notice. There are no exceptions to this COVID-19 policy.
What To Know Before Your Next Appointment:
For All Upcoming Primary Care Appointments:
For all Upcoming Dental, Podiatry, OB/GYN, Pediatrics and Behavioral Health Appointments:
Please do not proceed with your appointment. Immediately contact your Primary Care Provider and notify the check-in team of your symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions
Call your doctor’s office and schedule an appointment, but make sure to let them know that you are coming in for a fever and a cough. When you arrive for your appointment, make sure you tell the front desk team that your symptoms include fever and cough. Then, follow the next steps from the office staff and you’ll be ready for your appointment with the provider!
Will I have to wear a mask in the office?
We may ask certain patients to wear a mask in the offices. We ask that all patients follow the instructions from their provider’s office at all times.
What if I just don’t show for my appointment?
We ask that you never “no show” for an appointment. Please call and cancel your appointment with your provider’s office. This will open a space on the schedule for someone who truly needs to see the doctor. We would come to your appointment, but understand that sometimes things happen. In those situations, please always cancel than be a “no show”.
Totally understandable! Patients are now able to make online bill payments right from our Web Site. Just click here: http://aaphc.org/payonline. Please make sure to have your recent statement or account number available to proceed with the online pay option.
You can find the latest information about Coronavirus on the CDC web site here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
How does a person get infected with COVID-19?
By close person-to-person contact from droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person. Close contact is defined as being within six feet of another person. The risk of contracting COVID-19 is low. After exposure, symptoms may show up 2-21 days later.
What Are The Symptoms?
Shortness of breath,
What Should I Do If I Have Symptoms?
Please contact your Provider’s Medical Office and let them know the following:
That you are experiencing symptoms similar to a respiratory illness or COVID-19,
Follow the instructions given to you by your Provider’s office,
Stay home and limit your exposure to others until your appointment,
Follow the instructions from your Provider or Health Department Official after the appointment.
Should I Be Worried?
Please don’t panic! While this seems scary, many Americans seem to be recovering from COVID-19 relatively quickly. If you are 60 or older, please follow the instructions from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and talk with your Provider to reduce your risk for exposure to COVID-19. Also, keep washing your hands! Proper hand hygiene is the No. 1 way to fight germs, including COVID-19.
Where Can I Access More Information?
To access information directly from the CDC, please click here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
We’ll continue to update this Web Page as more information becomes available.