Covid-19 Updates from OIC

March 23, 2020 | Julie Luzarraga

We hope this finds you well and taking good care during this time.

When things feel uncertain and overwhelming, it is important to continue with your own self-care and sometimes even add some additional supports. Please review the below for information and options for taking good care.

Integrative Experience Team working remotely:

In order to help slow the spread of COVID-19, our Integrative Experience Team will be working remotely.  They will still be available through the patient portal (the preferred mode of communication) and phone. We look forward to seeing their smiling faces when we are on the other side of this.

Medical Appointments:

Our medical providers continue to see new and current patients in the office and via telehealth. For in-office visits you will be asked to complete a health-screening via phone prior to coming in.

Telehealth is an easy way to schedule your visit and is covered by the majority of insurance companies.  Some plans are waiving copays and deductibles for telehealth visits during this time.

Our priority is that you continue to have access to a medical provider and that your medical care is not interrupted.

Please visit your patient portal or call us at 402-934-1617 to schedule an appointment.

Therapy and Psychiatric Med Management:

As with our medical appointments, our priority is to provide uninterrupted care during this time. Our mental health providers and psychiatric APRNs are available for scheduling current and new patients in the office and via telehealth.  For in-office visits you will be asked to complete a health-screening via phone prior to coming in.

Telehealth is an easy way to schedule your visit and is covered by the majority of insurance companies.  Some plans are waiving copays and deductibles for telehealth visits during this time.

Please visit your patient portal or call us at 402-934-1617 to schedule an appointment.

Information about Telehealth:

 Telehealth visits use electronic information and telecommunication technologies — for example, video conferencing — to allow health providers in one location to deliver direct clinical health care to patients in a separate location. At Omaha Integrative Care, Telehealth visits are available for medical visits, psychiatric med management visits, and mental health therapy visits.

For more information, visit our FAQs about Telehealth.

Yoga/Mindfulness Classes:

Now is an excellent time to continue or even start a practice of yoga or mindfulness. This can be a healthy way to cope with working remotely and the stress of figuring out a new normal.

We have moved all of our classes to remote classes you can access from your phone or computer. Check out our schedule HERE. Our yoga and mindfulness teachers are also happy to schedule small group or individual sessions remotely. For more information, email Steph.

Questions about COVID-19:

 We want to make sure you have current and accurate information about COVID-19.

DHHS has developed a document for patients and the general public on what to do if you think you have COVID-19, testing, and what to expect before and after testing. This document also includes how to self-monitor, self-quarantine, or self-isolate.

DHHS opened a coronavirus (COVID-19) information line for individuals to get answers to general questions and share the latest information and resources to help keep Nebraskans informed. The number is 402-552-6645; hours of operation are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. CST, 7 days a week.

You can view updated information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HERE.

If you think you have been exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19:

If you think you may have been exposed and have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing

Please call the Methodist Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline at (402) 815-7425 (SICK).

The Methodist Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline is staffed every day from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Operators can address questions about the disease, connect you to your county health department, or discuss concerns about exposure.

*Exposure is considered to be close contact with a known carrier or travel to an endemic area.

 

Please take good care of YOU, and let us know if you have any questions. We are here to support you and your loved ones.

 

~ Your OIC Team

 

 

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