UNITY MEDICAL CENTER
MURFREESBORO MEDICAL CLINIC
Murfreesboro Medical Clinic is dedicated to the well-being of our well and sick patients. We are working tirelessly to stay current with updates from the Tennessee Department of Health and CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). Currently, we are continuing appointments as normal, however, we are working to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by taking the following steps:
• Currently, we are not routinely testing potential cases of COVID-19. As of today, we are asking all patients and visitors a short questionnaire and evaluating symptoms. From there we will evaluate if COVID-19 testing is necessary. Resources for testing are extremely limited. As a result we are only testing those that meet the recommended CDC guidelines to be tested. Our hope is that in the coming weeks we will be able to provide more broad-based testing to our patients and community.
• If patients or visitors are symptomatic when they arrive at the clinic for any appointment, lab work or imaging, they will be issued and required to wear a mask at all times. When entering our clinic, staff may be seen wearing a mask. This is a measure put in place to protect our patients and staff.
• We ask that patients refrain from bringing any nonessential visitors to our clinic. This is for the safety of our patients and staff.
• Patients who are in a higher risk category – age 70 and up, or immunocompromised (weakened immune system) – and have previously scheduled appointments or procedures are encouraged to contact their provider (via MMC & Me Online PatientPortal or call) to discuss potential alternative options.
• MMC is working to rapidly implement telemedicine capabilities. As of today, we have limited capacity to conduct some types of appointments through telemedicine (videoconferencing). Please contact your provider to see if they are able to conduct video visits. This will hopefully be more widespread in the coming days. Note, this will be considered an official visit with your provider.
• Right now, we know there is no antiviral treatment for COVID-19*. For mild symptoms it is recommended to self-isolate unless you are experiencing a medical emergency.
*See fact sheet from CDC for more information: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and you
• As of today, symptoms include: fever, cough, shortness of breath and/or sore throat. [LINK]
• Are you at Higher Risk according to the CDC?
• To stay up to date with the latest information from the CDC, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
Tips to keep illness from spreading
• Practice proper hand washing
• Cover your cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. Then wash hands.
• Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
• Stay away from people who are sick.
• Stay home if you are sick and contact your primary care provider for further instructions.
• Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces regularly.
• Practice Social Distancing
• Leave home only for essential reasons. Thereby limiting your exposure to others and their exposure to you.