COVID-19 UPDATE, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

 

First Choice Primary Care is a participating provider in COVID-19 vaccination efforts with the Georgia Department of Public Health. At this time, we are offering vaccinations to prioritized individuals according to the guidelines set forth by the GA Department of Public Health (below). If you are eligible to be vaccinated, please follow the steps below for registration information.

 

Copy of COVID-19 UPDATE

 

 

 

COVID-19 vaccines will be available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 

 

Due to high demand and constrained vaccine supply, COVID-19 vaccinations are by appointment only. If you are interested in being put on the waiting list please click the button below. We will only make appointments when the vaccine is available. Vaccination date, time, and location will be provided when your appointment is scheduled.

 

**Vaccine suppy is currently limited. Waiting list registration does not guarantee you will be vaccinated**

 

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 Please DO NOT call our office to follow up on appointments as this slows down operations.

 

 

 

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QUESTIONS REGARDING THE COVID-19 VACCINE?

 

The COVID-19 Vaccines have been proven to be highly effective in preventing COVID-19. We encourage everyone eligible for vaccination to do so. Below you will find some links to various sources to help you answer any questions you may have. The Georgia Department of Public Health has also published a series of educational videos to help understand the vaccine and vaccination process. You can view them below.

 

Covid-19 Vaccines - Developed by Dedicated Scientists

 

 

Covid-19 Vaccines - Safe and Sound Science

 

 

 Covid-19 Vaccines - Side Effecs: Normal, Mild, and Temporary

 

 

 

Additional Questions?

 

Covid-19 Vaccine General Frequent Asked Questions 

Additional Information for Individual Worried About the Covid-19 Vaccine

 

 

 

 

 

Unable to connect with the doctor because of a technical issue? Our staff is here to help you troubleshoot the potential issue. Call our office if you have any issues, otherwise, send us a message through the Patient Portal. 

 

Device Instructions:

 

iPhone/iPad

1. Use the native SAFARI browser (NOT IN PRIVATE MODE) to avoid technical issues.

2. Close all other apps on your phone. 

3. Make sure you are not actively using the camera or microphone for another app such as Skype or Facetime. 

4. Make sure you are not in private mode. See info here. 

5. Make sure you are not in "zoom" mode. See info here. 

4. "Allow" the use of camera and microphone by your device. See steps here. 

Checking in using iPhone/iPad

Android Device/Tablet

1. Use the Chrome Browser (NOT IN PRIVATE MODE) to avoid technical issues. Chrome icon looks like a Green, Red and Yellow circle.  

2. Close all other apps on your phone. 

3. Make sure you are not actively using the camera or microphone for another app such as Skype or Google Duo

Checking in using Android Device

Laptop or desktop (make sure you have a camera and microphone)

1. Restart your computer before a call.  

2. Make sure you have a microphone and camera and "allow" them both within a Chrome browser.Click here for instructions on allowing camera use for your browser.

3. Use headphones if possible to reduce feedback/noise.

4. Only use a Chrome web browser. Here is a video for how to use Chrome to connect. Your provider will be sending you their "Waiting Room" link via Text Message, email or phone before your visit begins.

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 COVID-19: What You Need to Know

 

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In addition to doing a COVID-19 screening and temperature check before entering the building, all patients will be required to wear a mask or face covering. For those opposed to wearing a mask, we will offer a Telehealth visit from the convenience of your vehicle.

First Choice Pharmacy customers are encouraged to use curbside delivery. We now offer Home Delivery for most medications, call our pharmacy for more information. 

If you are interested in getting a COVID-19 test, please call our office  at 478-787-4266 to schedule an appointment during one of our testing days. 

For COVID-19 Vaccine Information Click Here

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PROTECTING OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF

First Choice Primary Care is working hard to to protect our patients and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. We continue to work together with other health systems in central Georgia to monitor the coronavirus pandemic. As we begin to move away from the restrictions that COVID-19 has brought upon us, we are taking certain measures to ensure we are providing our patients, providers, and staff the safest environment possible.

 

ACTIONS WE ARE TAKING

In order to keep you safe at home or if you are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory infection, fever, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, we will ask you to complete your visit through telehealth. Our staff will be happy to assist you in this process. It is very easy and you can connect directly with your provider. 

 

Social Distancing

To prevent the spread of disease we will ensure everyone maintains 6-feet between each other at all times. In some cases, we may have patients wait in their car until being called in for their appointment.

Fever Checking and  COVID-19 Screening Questionaire

All staff and patients will have their temperature checked  and will complete a screening questionnaire as their enter our facilities. Anyone with a temperature above the threshhold set by management will have to wait in their car until checking with a provider on next steps. We also are asking more questions to anyone scheduling a preventative measure to ensure patient safety. 

Wearing Masks at All Times

Our staff will wear masks at all times and we are asking all patients to wear face coverings inside the building. If you have a medical mask, homemade cloth mask, hankerchie, or scarf at home, please bring it with you. 

TeleVisits

We will continue to champion virtual Televisits for any condition and/or syptoms that do not require in in-person exam. YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN TELEHEALTH VISITS IF YOU HAVE PATIENT PORTAL ACCESS AND/OR HAVE A SMART PHONE WITH A CAMERA. To learn more about Televisits click here

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

Source: CDC

For up to date information:

https://dph.georgia.gov/

https://cdc.gov/

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In order to keep you safe at home during the COVID-19 Global Pandeminc, we are offering Televisits. A Televisit is a video call with your provider on your smartphone, tablet or laptop computer. Please note there are some requirements for proper set up. Sometimes a televisit is not appropriate for certain medical conditions and and in-person office visit may be required. We will let you know. Please review the information below to see if any apply to you and to help you be prepared. You will get a call on the day of your appointment to obtain necessary information. 

 

If you would like to schedule a Televisit with your provider please call our office at 478-787-4266 or send us a appointment request via the Patient Portal.

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There is NO APP needed. use any smartphone, tablet, or computer/laptop (with camera and microphone). 

 

Our Mission

The mission of First Choice Primary Care is to improve the health of the medically underserved in Middle Georgia. 

 

Our Vision

A high quality, affordable medical home for every Middle Georgian.

 

CONTACT US

 

 First Choice Primary Care Inc.

4363 P.O. Box 4363

Macon, GA 31208

478-787-4266 (Phone)

478-787-4199 (Fax)

 

 

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