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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Georgia Osteopathic Care Center

The health and well-being of our patients is our top priority. At this time, out of an abundance of caution, the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center remains closed. All non-essential, routine appointments are canceled. Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the office via email at GAOMM@pcom.edu or by calling 678-225-7485 and we will get back to you as soon as possible. All calls will be routed through our answering service, there is no one physically in our office at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus. A coronavirus can cause a wide range of illnesses, from the common cold to severe pneumonia. The novel coronavirus (sometimes referred to as Wuhan coronavirus for the place where it was first detected) at the center of the current epidemic has been named SARS-CoV-19, and the illness it causes has been named COVID-19 (abbreviation for coronavirus disease 2019). This is a new strain of coronavirus.

What do I do if I come in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or if I have tested positive for COVID-19?

Please follow the CDC precautions if you have come in contact with someone who has been confirmed to have, or is being evaluated for COVID-19.

Should I be tested for COVID-19?

If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, stay home and call your healthcare provider. Older patients and individuals who have severe underlying medical conditions or are immunocompromised should contact their healthcare provider early, even if their illness is mild. If you have severe symptoms, such as persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips of face, contact your healthcare provider or emergency room and seek care immediately. Your doctor will determine if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and whether you should be tested.

*Taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)