WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE OFFICE
All health care facilities in Vermont must still follow the CDC and OSHA Covid-19 guidance. This includes continued social distancing, screening upon entering the building, and mask wearing inside the building regardless of vaccination status. We have patients that have medical conditions that put them at high risk of contracting the disease, despite vaccination. Our commitment is to provide high quality care for all of our patients in a safe environment. We will continue providing services via a combination of in-person and telehealth, which allows us to “see” you via video screen to discuss your medical concerns or issues. Our schedulers and nursing staff can help determine if a telehealth visit is appropriate for your medical concern.
- Patients who have tested positive and are still isolating per CDC or Department of Health guidelines will not be allowed in the office.
- Patients who have symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, other respiratory symptoms, new headaches, diarrhea, muscle aches, fatigue, or loss of taste or smell, will be offered a telehealth visit for their evaluation.
- Patient who have potential Covid symptoms should have two negative Covid tests separated by 48 hours prior to being seen in the office.
All persons entering Thomas Chittenden Health Center must wear a mask or cloth facial covering at all times, including while in the exam room.
There are a number of resources on our Patient Education Page. We are continually monitoring current recommendations from the Vermont Department of Health and the CDC. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we all navigate this difficult time.
Thomas Chittenden has a limited supply of Pfizer Covid-19 bivalent booster vaccine. We recommend you receive your booster vaccine at the pharmacy if possible. If vaccine is available at our office at the time of your office visit, however, you may receive your vaccine at that time.
For up-to-date general information on the Covid-19 vaccination, please click on the links below:
At-home Covid-19 Rapid Antigen tests are now routinely available. If you would like to be tested at the UVMMC Fanny Allen drive-through Covid testing site, however, you will need to contact our office to get an order placed, and then wait for UVMMC to contact you with your appointment information.
If you have a positive Covid-19 test, please review the current guidelines for antiviral treatment at the Vermont DOH Treatment Information page. If you meet the criteria for antiviral treatment, please call our office so we can prescribe it as soon as possible.