Visiting Chico Breast Care Center

As always, our first and foremost priority is to ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care in the safest environment possible. As such, we are dedicating staff and resources to support this. As circumstances continue to shift and evolve, we’ll keep you informed. While COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is new, our response is not. We follow the CDC and DOH guidelines all day, every day for the health and safety of our patients and staff.

When assessing our environment, patients must consider the following before arriving to our facilities:

  • Do you have flu-like symptoms: fever (100.4 degrees F, 38 degrees C), cough, or shortness of breath?
  • Have you been in close contact with someone that was sick in the last 14 days?
  • Have you traveled to New York or internationally to China, South Korea, Iran, or Europe including the UK/Ireland in the last 14 days, or been in close contact with anyone who has traveled to those areas in the last 14 days?
  • Have you been on a cruise in the last 14 days?

I have an appointment scheduled, should I cancel it?

At this time, appointments will continue as scheduled. Should there be any changes to your appointment, we will notify you as soon as possible.

If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please stay home, limit your exposure to other people and monitor symptoms. If you are experiencing a fever and respiratory symptoms, please contact us prior to coming in.

If you feel very sick, with a high fever, shortness of breath or more severe respiratory symptoms and you or your care team feel you need to go to the ER, make sure you or your caregiver call ahead to let the ER know you have respiratory viral symptoms so they can prepare for your arrival.

What can we do to protect ourselves?

The same good health habits that prevent other viruses like the flu, also prevent the spread of COVID-19. They also decrease the risk of getting sick, which would make you more susceptible to COVID-19.

These include:

  • Stay home when you are feeling ill (fever, cough, cold).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze into your arm. If you use a tissue, discard the tissue in the trash and wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects (door handles, light switches) and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat healthy foods, and manage your stress to keep your immunity strong.

Since information about COVID-19 is being updated daily, we will be updating this page as we receive new information.  For more information, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Washington State Department of Health. Additionally, the Riverside County Medical Association has launched a COVID-19 Resource Center with helpful information and tools for the medical community you may find helpful.

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