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⚕️UCF Health: We are happy to announce that we are expanding in-person visits to our clinics based on availability in addition to offering telehealth appointments. 

At UCF Health, your health is our top priority, so we are taking all CDC recommended safety precautions and adjusting to allow social distancing in our clinics.

  • Our front desk has a plastic barrier in place, but you can still see us and we will be waiting to greet you!
  • You can check-in with us at the front desk to let us know that you have arrived and then return to your car if you’d like to wait there.
  • If you provide us with a cell phone number, we can call you back in when we’re ready to start your appointment.
  • All of our new patient paperwork is available online, allowing you to complete it prior to your visit.
  • You will be charged your copayment by mail so you do not need to physically exchange anything during your check-in process.
  • There is a questionnaire that all patients will be asked to answer verbally at our front desk upon arrival. We are also conducting temperature checks.
  • We have a protocol in place for anyone who might be contagious in order to drastically limit unnecessary exposure to the rest of our patients and staff.

In addition, we are asking that you:

  • Please limit the number of people you bring with you to our Clinic to one family member (no children) or come alone if you are able to do so safely.
  • Please bring your own mask, if you have one, and wear it during your entire visit.

Call 407-266-3627 to schedule an appointment.

We are also offering telehealth appointments to NEW and established patients.  

Telehealth offers patients the convenience of meeting with your healthcare provider without ever leaving home. It also provides a way to get personalized care despite social distancing regulations and concerns related to COVID-19.

For new patients, telehealth gives you the opportunity to get established with our practice. 

Call 407-266-3627 to schedule an appointment.

⚕️AdventHealth Updates: As Florida embarks on a phased reopening, AdventHealth’s goal is to create an environment that is very safe for all. AdventHealth is unveiling sweeping changes and innovative services that will continue to safeguard patients, visitors, team members and the greater community as the health care system begins to reopen many of its services.

The changes outlined in the virtual new conference on Thursday by AdventHealth leaders will redefine how health care is delivered and experienced throughout one of the nation’s largest health care systems — from hospital inpatients to elective procedures to primary care visits.

Among the new safety measures announced:

  • All AdventHealth team members and physicians are being tested for COVID-19.
  • Every patient being admitted or in an observation status, as well as patients undergoing a procedure, will be tested for COVID-19. Only COVID-negative patients will undergo elective procedures at AdventHealth hospitals.
  • All team members and visitors must wear a surgical/loop mask when in an AdventHealth facility and will be temperature checked when they enter our buildings.
  • We will resume elective procedures beginning May 4, with time-sensitive cases taking precedence.
  • Beginning May 4, each patient will be allowed one visitor per day. Visitors will be given temperature checks and masks to be worn while inside the hospital.
  • Robust cleaning and sterilization/disinfectant processes have been enhanced, and more sanitization stations have been added across the hospitals.
  • Video visits and expanded telehealth services will be available immediately, as they have been during the pandemic, to lessen the burden on facilities and provide additional comfort and convenience for patients.
  • Social distancing, masking, and contactless services will become standard practice at AdventHealth Medical Group and Centra Care locations, as well as other outpatient offices. Instead of waiting in crowded offices, where social distancing may present a challenge, patients will use virtual check-in and wait in their vehicles or outside the practice until a room is ready. Check-out procedures may occur completely on a patient’s mobile device, but sometimes could occur in the exam room if there are extenuating circumstances.

🇺🇸The Orlando VA Healthcare System (OVAHCS) continues to support the Department of Veterans Affairs’ “Fourth Mission” in helping local Floridians during the COVID-19 outbreak.

🤸🏾‍♀️ IMX Pilates Lake Nona virtual schedule for the week of 4/27 - 5/3.

⚕️UCF Health is now offering telehealth visits – virtual visits via your phone or computer – to NEW and established patients.

Telehealth offers patients the convenience of meeting with your healthcare provider without ever leaving home. It also provides a way to get personalized care despite social distancing regulations and concerns related to COVID-19.

Safety, comfort and convenience – at UCF Health, we’re here for you. 

We are also expanding in-person visits based on availability and taking all CDC recommended safety precautions.

Call 407-266-3627 to schedule an appointment.

⚕️During the Orange County News Conference April 24, authorities released encouraging data about flattening the curve. According to Health Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Orange County Dr. Raul Pino, we are flattening the curve, and have seen a negative growth in cases over the past five weeks. Four weeks ago, Orange County had 273 new COVID cases. Last week, we had 61 new cases.

⚕️AdventHealth launched the coronavirus URL in Spanish here.

🏃🏿‍♀️ Ways to stay home and stay active can be found here.

🧘🏻‍♀️ Yoga moves to do at home can be found here.

🧠 Lake Nona Behavioral Health Services are offering FREE therapy sessions to healthcare workers. Call (407) 808-5773 to book your free sessions.

☎️ Florida Health COVID-19 Call Center is now open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 866-779-6121. You can also email questions to COVID-19@flhealth.gov. There are also informative resources at https://t.co/8YVYRW9Ap2.

⚕️AdventHealth Updates:

Visitor Policy Changes -

-Effective Monday, March 23, no visitors for socialization purposes will be allowed inside AdventHealth hospitals in Central Florida.

-Visitation will be continued for special circumstances, such as if the visitor is the power-of-attorney or medical decision-maker. Visitation will also be permitted in end-of-life situations. Other exceptions and additional guidelines include:

  • Patients under the age of 18 may be accompanied by one adult visitor (parent, legally authorized person or caregiver). No additional visitors or siblings allowed.
  • Obstetric patients can have one adult visitor.
  • Exceptions will be made for extenuating circumstances such as imminent end-of-life or unique patient needs for support.
  • In all circumstances, visitors who are sick will not be permitted to enter the hospital, unless they are seeking personal medical care.

Elective Procedures & Surgeries -

AdventHealth will limit the surgical care of patients to those whose needs are imminently life threatening, with malignancy that could progress or with active symptoms that require urgent care.

As a result, by Monday, March 23, AdventHealth will:

  • Postpone all non-time sensitive inpatient surgeries.
  • Postpone all non-time sensitive outpatient surgeries.
  • Postpone all non-time sensitive outpatient procedures in diagnostic centers.

📲 AdventHealth Coronavirus 24x7 Information Line: 877-VIRUSHQ (877-847-8747)

⚕️ AdventHealth Coronavirus Information Site: www.CoronavirusSignsAndSymptoms.com and CoronavirusResourceHub.com.

🦷NONA Dentists and Nona Kid’s Dentists will be here to serve the needs of the local community. They will be operating a more limited schedule at this time, Monday through Friday 8am till 5pm.
Please feel free to reach out regarding all your dental needs @ (407) 627-1235.

🤲🏼 Hand & Stone of Lake Nona will be closed through the rest of April.

 

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