Family Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know

Back in March, life as we knew it ground to halt, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. As much of the population sheltered at home, routine health care needs were temporarily shelved, from teeth cleanings to wellness exams. Now, nearly six months later, these needs should no longer go unaddressed, and we’re here to help.

At Lafferty Family Care, Dr. Scott Lafferty prides himself on providing comprehensive care for the entire family at our community practice. While COVID-19 may have temporarily overshadowed other health concerns, these needs should still be met.

With that in mind, here’s a look at how we can still provide your family with the same comprehensive and quality care we’ve always offered.

Accepting appointments

We’re currently open and accepting appointments and doing everything in our power to provide a safe environment. Our staff is outfitted with personal protective equipment like face masks, and we urge anyone coming in to do the same.

We’re also arranging our appointments so that you’re not lingering in the waiting area with other patients, and we’re sanitizing our practice in accordance with local regulations.

Telemedicine

If you’re hesitant about exposure, we offer telemedicine, which means you can get the care you need without leaving your house. Our system is fully HIPAA compliant, and we’re able to use technology to review your issues and come up with a treatment plan. 

Through telemedicine, we can still manage your health, ensuring that you have the ongoing support and treatments you need.

COVID-19 help

While we’re accepting appointments for routine health care, if you develop any flu-like symptoms, we urge you to call (479)464-0400 to get more information on COVID-19 screening and testing. 

Another resource is the Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas, which is nearest to our office. You can contact their regional screening center at (479)463-2055.

According to the CDC, the symptoms you should be on the lookout for include:

We’re doing our part to ensure a safe and sanitized environment when you come in, and you can do yours by monitoring your health beforehand. If you’re symptomatic, we recommend that you cancel your appointment so that you can get the care you need while minimizing the exposure to our staff and patients.

If you have more questions about your family’s health care during the COVID-19 crisis, please contact our office in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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