A casualty of COVID-19 that can be just as dangerous as coronavirus itself is neglecting to visit the doctor when you need to. Due to fears of contracting coronavirus, people are suffering at home for critical needs, some that result in worsening conditions, and sadly, even death. Doctors around the country have reported substantial decreases in the number of patients coming in for critical concerns such as cardiac issues that lead to heart attacks or strokes.
As the CDC notes, “A consequence of the pandemic has been the under-utilization of important medical services for patients with non-COVID-19-related urgent and emergent health needs.”
Currently, the CDC especially recommends that you do not delay seeking medical care for the following:
- Signs/symptoms of stroke or heart attack
- Dental emergencies
- Acute abdominal pain
- Treatment for certain cancer diagnoses
- Well-child visits for newborns
However, we also want to make sure you’re taken care of for health needs that don’t require the emergency room, such as sprains, allergic reactions, children’s injuries, or other medical concerns.
Our objective is to keep our clinics COVID-19-free for the health and safety of our community and our staff. Those with COVID-19 symptoms cannot be seen in our clinics, but can utilize our convenient telemedicine service by clicking here.
Telemedicine is also a great option for those who just want the added convenience of seeing a doctor without leaving home!
Our own Dana MacCorquodale recently appeared on the Hampton Roads Show to encourage people that there is care waiting for them at In and Out Express Care, either in office or virtually.
If you have a medical concern, contact one of our four convenient urgent care locations in Hampton Roads. We’re here for you, providing medical service to our community in the safest way possible!