At this time, a case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Maine. It is important that you have up-to-date information from us on what to do now that the virus has arrived in our state.
We understand that any kind of cold or flu-like symptoms could provoke anxiety during this time. It is important to know that the vast majority of people infected with the virus experience it as they would a common cold or the flu and make a full recovery.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are: cough, fever, or shortness of breath.
If you experience these symptoms in a severe way, are otherwise concerned about your symptoms, or have reason to believe you were exposed to someone known to have COVID-19, please call our office at (207) 303-3300 before coming in. We can help determine the right course of treatment for you, and limit the spread of infection.
Please also note that effective immediately, for the safety of patients, only one adult visitor per patient - if needed - will be permitted at office and treatment visits. We respectfully ask that children do not come to our offices during this time.
Our teams are working with other healthcare organizations and state officials to closely monitor the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation.
You can find the most up-to-date Coronavirus information on the CDC website.
If you have any questions about your care, please call us at (207) 303-3300.
Coronavirus is making headlines across the country, but there are steps you can take to minimize your chance of contracting the virus. Here are precautionary steps recommended by the CDC:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, especially when out in public;
Avoid contact with people who are sick and stay home if you are sick;
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away;
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects (like your cell phone) and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe;
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend the general public wear a mask to prevent COVID-19.