We continue to monitor the ever-changing situation. We are working closely with the Georgia Department of Public Health to execute guidelines put forth by the CDC. Below is important information regarding DHC's response to the COVID-19 crisis.



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At Diversity Health Center, we want to assure each of you of our commitment and dedication to continue serving our community and providing high quality care to you, our patients.


DHC continues to monitor the threat of COVID-19 through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health and all communications from State and Federal leaders.

WHAT WE ARE DOING

DHC has implemented screening locations at every clinic for every patient and visitor.  Be on the lookout for signs at the clinic(s) to direct you to those screening areas. This effort is to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and is for your safety and protection, as well as everyone receiving care in our clinics. Please see a DHC team member upon arrival. We are following the CDC guidelines to screen incoming individuals.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

1. During the current state of national emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no guest or visitors will be permitted into our clinic(s) unless medical surrogate/care giver. For pediatrics, one adult will be permitted with the patient. Each visitor (patient or non-patient) will be screened prior to entry to limit potential exposure.

2. Watch for symptoms, noting the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever of greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

3. If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, seek emergency medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include (This list is not all inclusive- Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning):

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face


The CDC recommends simple actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • Call before you go: Call your healthcare provider if you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and returned from international travel or a cruise in the last 14 days.
  • Wash for 20 seconds: Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or longer (or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol).
  • Avoid touching your face: Avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces.
  • Practice social distancing: If you are around other people, keep 6 feet between you when possible. Avoid hugs, handshakes, large gatherings and close quarters.