Millhouse Integrative Medical Centre March 24 Update. Please note this update supersedes the one sent out yesterday.
Dear Valued Millhouse Patient,
We as a nation are now moving from ALERT LEVEL 2 to ALERT LEVEL 4 where more stringent controls are necessary to contain the COVID-19 virus, and it is even more important now that your health and safety is protected.
During this time when you must stay at home and educational facilities are closed, travel is severely limited and only essential services remain open, you can be assured that Millhouse Integrative Medical Centre will continue to remain your 'health care home'.
We are available to:
• consult with you by phone, email and video (more on this in the next update) whenever possible.
• provide flu vaccinations at 130 Millhouse; in the first instance priority will be given to those who are eligible for funded vaccines.
• see patients 'in person' when necessary; call Reception to book.
If you are unwell with symptoms that include any of fever, sneezing, sore throat, cough or breathing difficulties (respiratory infection)
please call Healthline 0800 358 5453
or during the weekday Millhouse Reception on 537 4980.
You will be directed to the Community Drive-By Testing, next to East Care A&E in Botany Road, Millhouse will not be viral swab testing.
Remember the advice to:
Stay at home, and take simple, common-sense steps to avoid close contact with other people as much as possible, as you would with the flu.
Limit your contact with people other than the family/whanau with whom you live, or if you live alone, one companion with whom you arrange to exercise.
Avoid face-to-face contact with others.
Use Respiratory Etiquette at all times by washing hands thoroughly to prevent viral transmission, exposing all skin surfaces to soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. Then dry your hands on a disposable paper towel, as wet skin aids the transmission of the virus. Remember to carry a small sanitiser bottle (60-90% alcohol) with you to disinfect your hands when washing is unavailable.
When Coughing and Sneezing use your armpit, elbow or handkerchief to prevent release of infected droplets over others and avoid touching eyes, nose, mouth area with your hands.
This is a challenging time, but we are resilient; determine to be both courageous and kind over coming weeks.
Yours in good health,
Dr Richard J Coleman