Our Family Practice will remain open during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Office hours will not change, and all providers will be available. Persons entering the office are required to wear a mask (they are available at our front desk free-of-charge). Patients coming for blood tests are asked to call the front desk for instructions before entering the office. We offer telehealth appointments (computer or smartphone video appointments) for patients wishing to avoid an in-office visit. Most people who get COVID-19 will recover fully within 2 to 3 weeks without need for hospitalization. Although antibody treatment is available for people NOT being hospitalized, it is still experimental and available locally only by going to the emergency room. Current measures in place to keep the virus from spreading (working at home, avoiding public gatherings, avoiding travel) are designed to protect the most vulnerable among us - the sick and elderly.
Vaccines for COVID-19 are now being distributed to local hospitals and nursing homes, and should be available at no cost to the general public by February 2021. The vaccine will be available at Our Family Practice and many other local healthcare provider sites such as pharmacies and health clinics. The COVID-19 vaccines currently used by the State of New Jersey are safe and effective. They represent our best chance eliminate the threat of infection and to get everyone back to work and school.
For more information on COVID-19 see the CDC website.