SaVida Health remains committed to its patients and will continue to provide treatment while we navigate the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease outbreak. The safety and care of our patients and team members is our top concern.
COVID-19 is a respiratory virus spreading globally and in the United States. The outbreak in the U.S. is an evolving situation.
SaVida Health is here to take care of our patients safely. SaVida Health is monitoring and adhering to the guidance set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments. SaVida remains committed to providing high-quality addiction treatment throughout the outbreak. At this time, all of our centers remain open.
We will update this site as new information and resources become available.
In the meantime, the best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family is what you would do to help prevent the seasonal flu:
- Wash your hands well and often. VIDEO
- Keep your distance (6 feet) from those who are coughing, sneezing or have flu-like symptoms.
- If you have such symptoms, keep your distance from others.
What is SaVida doing?
- Uninterrupted access to Care
- Clinical triage. This process is designed to enable us to provide care to any potentially infected patients and to protect other healthy patients and our staff from exposure to infection. We take the temperature and ask every patient about symptoms upon arrival. We then isolate those patients as soon as they are identified and we continue their addiction treatment.
- Separating the sick. Patients will be instructed to wait in their vehicle, a separate room or stay at home so we might use telemedicine to serve them remotely if they are sick.
- Enhanced cleaning protocols. We have implemented strict cleaning regimens that include frequent disinfection of door handles and other hard surfaces in our waiting areas and treatment rooms to help reduce and mitigate possible contamination. Hand sanitizer is available and frequent hand washing is encouraged.
Should you keep your treatment appointment?
If you are struggling with addiction, you should still seek or continue treatment. Starting or continuing treatment can also help your body regain strength and improve your overall health to better resist illnesses. However if you feel sick or are showing symptoms, please call the center ahead of your appointment. We will work with you to provide treatment remotely to limit the risk of infection for others.
What should I do if I am sick?
If you are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms, please stay home and contact your primary care provider. If you have an appointment at a SaVida Health Treatment Center, please call instead of coming into the center. We will work with you to provide treatment remotely to limit the risk of infection for others.
For more information about what to do to keep yourself and others safe when you are sick, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear within two to 14 days after exposure and include:
- Dry Cough
- Shortness of breath
How do I protect myself from the COVID-19?
To protect yourself from COVID-19, the CDC recommends: • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth • Staying home when you are sick • Practicing hand hygiene • Regularly disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using household cleaning sprays or wipes
For full prevention and risk management guidance, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The information provided on this page is intended for your general knowledge and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose COVID-19 or other respiratory diseases or illnesses without consulting your health care provider. Please consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease 2019 situation summary page.
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