COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE
What is Right Choice Health Group doing?
We are following CDC guidance and taking steps to protect our patients and staff to ensure we can continue to provide life-saving addiction treatment in a safe environment.
Cleaning protocols – We have implemented heightened cleaning and disinfection protocols at all of our centers.
Staying safe – We are working hard to keep our centers safe. If you feel sick, please call the center ahead of your appointment. We will work with you to fill prescriptions and provide continued treatment to limit the risk of infection for others.
What should I do if I am sick?
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19, please stay home and contact your primary care provider. ALSO CONTACT US BEFORE GOING OUT OF HOME.
Addiction claims thousands of lives each day. Beginning or continuing treatment, staying active, and being complaint in your health care can help your body regain strength, heal and improve general health so that you can resist and fight illness. If you are struggling with addiction, you should seek or continue treatment.
How can I protect myself and my family from the virus?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- To view the list of EPA-registered disinfectant products, visit https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2
Where can I learn more about COVID-19?
For updated information, visit the DPH website: www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus.
More detailed information and additional guidance is available from the CDC at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
The information provided on this page is intended for your general knowledge and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose COVID-19 or other respiratory diseases or illnesses without consulting your health care provider. Please consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.