A letter on COVID-19

From The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

 Dear Valued Patient, 

The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorder is committed to the health and safety of our patients, staff, and community. 

As we continue to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we offer you reassurance that we are taking every precaution necessary to ensure your safety. We are following standard cleaning protocols and precautions as well as taking guidance from state and national entities around COVID-19. 

If you are on active treatment and are having symptoms, please call our office and speak to a TRIAGE NURSE so that we can determine how to support your care and treatment needs. Our office phone number is: (817) 759-7000. 

If you are having symptoms and have a scheduled appointment with us, please call our office and speak to a TRIAGE NURSE prior to your appointment at: (817) 759-7000. 

Please avoid bringing family or caregivers that have symptoms to the clinic. Out of precaution, any companion with symptoms will be asked to remain in the car. 

What should I do if I’m experiencing symptoms? 

Remember the guidance coming from the CDC and the local Health Department: If you’re sick with mild symptoms and don’t have an underlying chronic condition, stay home. If symptoms worsen or you have trouble breathing, call your primary healthcare provider. Your primary healthcare provider will work with the local Health Department and CDC to determine whether you need to be tested for COVID-19. 

Remember, the CDC recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent exposure: 

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick 
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth 
• Stay home when you are sick 
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash 
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe 
• 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 travel to countries with travel health notices related to COVID-19. 

Thank you for your understanding during this time, 
The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorder Team 

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