Current NIHA Status: 

3/28/20  Closed on Saturday

3/27/20  Closing at 2:45

3/23/20: 

  • Dr. Coy Roskosky is not taking appointments for the next 2 weeks. 
  • All other doctors will do telemedicine visits. Telemedicine has recently been approved by most insurance companies. Check with your insurance company to verify you will be reimbursed as if you came in for an office visit. 
  • Drs. Tapscott, Kannankeril and Voss are available for in-office visits if requested and are also doing telemedicine. 
  • LabCorp at NIHA is open and they are not testing for coronavirus so it is a good place to get your lab tests completed. Hours are 9-3. 

 

Information from the Practitioners to Help you Stay Healthy

What Dr. McClure Does to Stay Healthy

Dr. Gant's Preventive Support for Virus & Flu      

Dr. Cohen- Prevention & Wellness During COVID-19

 

Dear NIHA Patients,

We know this has been a very trying and confusing time for many and we want you to know that NIHA medical, dental and other services remain open with the intention of best serving you.  We care deeply about your health and are here to care for you.

National Integrated Health Associates is closely monitoring the evolving situation for the Coronavirus, COVID-19. We are vigilant for the safety of our staff and patients and conduct a risk assessment on patients prior to coming to the office.

Guidance for Appointments 

For the protection of our other patients and our dedicated staff, we are asking that all patients planning to come into our office stop before reaching the front desk to self-assess using the following questions:

 

SYMPTOMS

 

EXPOSURE

Have you had a recent fever OR symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g. cough or shortness of breath)?

AND

Any person, including health care personnel, who has had close contact with a confirmed
COVID-19 patient within 14 days of the start of symptoms.

Have you had a recent fever AND symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g. cough or shortness of breath) AND tested negative for influenza?

AND

A history of travel from affected geographic areas within 14 days of the start of symptoms.

Have you had a recent fever OR symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g. cough or shortness of breath) AND tested negative for influenza AND a respiratory panel was negative?

AND

A history of residing in a nursing home or long-term care facility within 14 days of the start of symptoms.

 

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and must include some exposure as above.

Any office visits that can be done via Skype, Zoom or telephone that do not require an in-person visit are encouraged.  If your insurance company normally reimburses your office visits, please check to see if they will cover telemedicine appointments as well.

For other services that require in-person visits, including physical examinations, chiropractic work, acupuncture, IV therapy, colon hydrotherapy or thermography, please be sure to let our staff know if you have recently traveled abroad, have come in contact with any suspected infected persons, or if you are experiencing any respiratory or flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and/or coughing.  If any of the above situations apply to you, or if you suspect you have the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we ask that you reschedule your appointment to keep you and others safe.

Our lab continues to be open at this time as well, for testing (both LabCorp and specialty testing) as well as for IV therapies. 

Coronavirus Testing

For anyone interested in Coronavirus testing, we are directing patients to GW’s Ambulatory Care Center at 22nd & I St NW (https://www.gwdocs.com/locations/downtown-2120-l-street/).

Protect Yourself and Others

We are following CDC guidelines at this time and encourage all patients to do the same. 

Thorough 20-second hand washing, social distancing and self-isolation remain the best ways to prevent transmission of this virus. 

Our staff is regularly sanitizing all surfaces in the office, including door handles, chairs, countertops, examination tables and bathrooms.

  • 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.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Do not share glasses, eating utensils, water bottles, etc. 
  • Practice social distancing and self-isolation as recommended by the CDC

It is important to keep your immune system as healthy as possible during this stressful time.  Focus on the basics of drinking plenty of water, getting plenty of sleep, eating a healthy diet low in sugar, getting moderate amounts of exercise, engaging in stress reduction (including meditation and deep breathing), and getting as much fresh air as possible given that we are all mostly indoors during this time.

If you have any questions about this virus, please see the CDC website for a wealth of up-to-date information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

If you have any further questions or concerns, please call us at 202-237-7000 to arrange an appointment (in person or via phone) with your practitioner.

As always, we are here to help and wish you and your family good health.

Sincerely,
The NIHA Medical and Dental teams

 

Stay informed with up-to-date information

John Hopkins Live Map (Global Tracking):Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV)
Washington, DC Dept of Health:https://coronavirus.dc.gov/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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