2401 Village Professional Drive
Opelika, Alabama 36801
Effective immediately, we are returning to our normal business hours - including our night and weekend hours. We'll be answering our phones from 730 am to 730 pm Mon-Fri, Saturdays 8-430, and Sundays Noon to 430. We lock the doors at 800 pm during the week and 500 pm on weekends.
We're doing some telephone / telemedicine visits with our doctors, as well. These visits are covered by most insurances and treated the same as a visit in person through 6/30/2020 - copays and deductibles apply per individual policies.
We will accept walk-ins, but we prefer that you call before you come so we may evaluate your risk more appropriately - and avoid any unnecessary wait times. for now - Call 334.749.8121, and we'll screen you for the most appropriate care.
COVID19 - UPDATE 6/8/2020
****COVID19 should be considered an ongoing threat - especially for those with certain medical conditions. New positive cases continue to rise for our area, and we expect that will continue as the governor has removed some of the restrictions.
We provide COVID19 lab testing for those who meet criteria, but we are screening all patients for exposure in order to identify & reduce risk for all concerned.
YOU SHOULD CALL 334.749.8121 BEFORE YOU COME TO THE CLINIC SO THAT YOU MAY BE SCREENED ADEQUATELY.
EMERGENCY VS. MILD -
If you are experiencing serious complications Call 911, go to the Emergency Room, or call 528-SICK as appropriate.
"If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning."
*END of CDC guidance
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING MILD SYMPTOMS DO NOT COME TO THE OFFICE, please self‐quarantine, and CALL us at 334.749.8121. We will help you evaluate your risk.
-DO NOT COME TO OUR OFFICE IF YOU HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID19 - call for instruction FIRST -
-IF ANYONE IN YOUR IMMEDIATE OR EXTENDED FAMILY, CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, COWORKERS, NEIGHBORS, CLASSMATES, ACQUAINTANCES, CONTACTS, ETC. HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID19, IS BEING TESTED FOR COVID19, OR SUSPECTED IN ANY WAY OF HAVING COVID19, please notify us when you call and DO NOT SEND THOSE PERSONS TO THE OFFICE WITH THE PATIENT. ***WE ARE EQUIPPED TO SEE PATIENTS OUTSIDE IF COVID19 IS SUSPECTED.***
Also, in order to reduce exposure, we are asking that you only bring one adult for your child's appointment AND leave kids who aren't being seen at home with another parent or a sitter. Also, please go to the bathroom before you come. Since we're not utilizing our waiting room, it may make your visit a little more pleasant.
In addition, we have a mandatory second drive up screening.
We are also observing a no-waiting room policy.
You will be instructed to park, and we will call you when it is your turn to enter the building.
Those who exhibit symptoms and risk factors for COVID19 will be evaluated OUTSIDE in a separate area of our parking lot.
We have testing capability, but not all patients will be tested. We will screen you for testing appropriateness. There is a medical criteria for ordering the test that has expanded over recent weeks.
If you have a mild respiratory illness and are not in distress, you and your doctor would discuss whether or testing is appropriate.
Again, call 334.749.8121 before you come so we can help you decide the appropriate measures to take.
Also, in addition to the extra cleaning measures, we're trying to split our well & sick patient visits in the following ways:
‐We are scheduling our well visits and vaccines earlier in the day (before 1:30 pm) - or in specifically reserved sections during other times of the day.
‐We are scheduling sick visits in the late morning and afternoon - away from our patients receiving well exams or vaccines.
Please see the Alabama Department of Public Health and CDC websites for more information on things you can do to prevent the spread of COVID‐19.