At Clinical Renal Associates we are taking steps to ensure the wellbeing and safety of our patients, community, staff, and providers. We are taking aggressive steps during this uncertain time caused by the Corona Virus (COVID -19) global pandemic to ensure that we will continue to provide the highest level of care for all of our patients. With many of us being confined to our houses because of the need to quarantine and social distance ourselves, Clinical Renal has launched—a telemedicine platform to ensure continuity of care. This audio and video technology allows you to interact with your provider and address and discuss all medical concerns and questions from the safety of your own home. We do understand that telemedicine may not be a viable option for some of our patients, and for those of you, we will ensure you are seen in the safe and clean office environment. Our office staff will be reaching out to all of our patients who have scheduled appointments to discuss the options that is most comfortable and safe for them, and for those of you who just have questions or want to talk to their provider, please call or refer to this website as well. For our patients who do come to the office, we will work with you on scheduling to guarantee you are seen in with low patient crowds in the waiting room and seen in a relatively quick manner. This may require adjustment in days and hours—but we will make sure this accommodates you and your loved ones.
We thank you for your understanding during this time and we want to ensure that you are aware that we are doing our best to help you address your medical needs. If you have further question please contact us at our offices.
From PA Department of Health:
Help Stop the Spread
Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands is one of the most important steps you can take in staying healthy. When you wash, make sure you:
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them. Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations.
- If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
Cover Your Mouth and Nose
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend the routine use of face masks and respirators in the community. Most often, the spread of germs from person-to-person happens among close contacts (within 6 feet).
Avoid Touching Your Face
Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces — especially when someone is ill.
Practice Social Distancing
- Stay home as much as you can
- Avoid public spaces
- Keep at least 6 feet between you and others if you must go out
- Don't attend or host large gatherings
- Avoid using mass transit