At Carpinteria Clinic, we have been contacting our patients who have had scheduled routine “non-essential” appointments and are postponing these visits so we may have the capacity to see those in the community who may have become sick as a result (or not) of the COVID-19 virus.
Please call ahead and let us know you wish to visit, and we will be ready to serve you and prepared to protect other patients and staff. Triage personnel who can quickly evaluate you for flu-like symptoms will be greeting patients at the front entrance of our clinics. Our staff are fully trained in the precautions and measures needed for a pandemic and we are committed, as always, to caring for our patients.
Our clinic hours have not changed, and we are in the process of developing ways to care for our patients remotely by phone or teleconferencing. If you are interested in this type of visit, please call your health center, as we need to sign you up for MyChart (our electronic portal) beforehand. We are also accepting new patients who become ill and need assistance.
For the latest news regarding county activities and updates surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, visit publichealthsbc.org or you can direct your questions to our call center at 1 (833) 688-5551.
As always, we are here for you. Call ahead if you do not feel well so we can help you decide what to do. Per the CDC guidelines, please do not come to the clinic without calling first. As the local situation changes, you may be offered a visit by telephone or video instead of visiting the clinic to keep you healthy. Please keep healthy friends and family members home rather than joining you for your appointment. Children and adults with caregivers should have only one adult with them.
All our county health care centers have been partnering with all county medical providers to make sure our partners are up to date on all the breaking information on the pandemic from local, state and national sources. Our staff has been trained extensively on sanitizing our facilities, and clinicians and their support staff have been trained in the use of personal protection equipment (PPE). Masks have been fit-tested to provide the safest level of security in the outpatient setting while adequately evaluating at-risk patients.
We are here for you.