All of us have been affected by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. At Perlman Clinic we have made great efforts to protect the safety of or patients and staff by screening visits to determine (i) if the visit is essential, (ii) if the visit can put our staff and others in danger and (iii) if the patient is a candidate for a visit on PocketDoc , our mobile app for Video Visits.
If you believe you have symptoms of Coronavirus please download PocketDoc:
You can then check-in for a video visit with our first available provider. If you have any issues, you may call our office at 858-554-1212 and our team will assist you.
After your telemedicine examination, if one of our health care providers determines that you need to be tested for Coronavirus, we will send you to one of our local San Diego drive-by locations to be tested.
Perlman Clinic asks for all of us to work together and to:
A. Watch for Symptoms of Coronavirus: The typical symptoms are: Respiratory symptoms (coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath) and/or a temperature above 100.4 F).
B. Be Aware of Close Contact with Others. Social Distancing Helps Avoidance of Transmission to You and From You to Others. Remember, You Don’t Know If You or Others Are Infected with Coronavirus:
The virus is generally believed to be spread by person to person Close Contact:
1. Being within 6 feet of an infected person for a prolonged period of time (somewhere between 3 and 6 minutes); and/or
2. Having direct contact with infectious respiratory droplets (i.e., being coughed on). Droplets can land on the mouths or noses of people or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
C. Disinfect and Clean Surfaces:
According to the CDC, it may be possible to get Coronavirus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose or possibly your eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Irrespective, try to disinfect surfaces, especially surfaces you share with others.
D. Wash Your Hands Often:
Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your face. Although that seems easy, it takes an effort to change a normal habit. Shield coughs and sneezes with tissues, elbows, or shoulder (not the bare hands). Also, try to avoid unnecessary physical contact such as shaking hands.
AGAIN, IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS, PLEASE EITHER DOWNLOAD POCKEDOC TO SEE OUR FIRST AVAILABLE PROVIDER OR CALL US AT 858-554-1212 FOR HELP.