Family Health Care hosts the metro-

COVID-19 Information Line 913-396-7070 for providers and the general public 9AM-Noon Mon-Sat

Testing for the Corona virus is available. Due to overwhelming response, FHC restricts our testing to individuals who live and/or work in Wyandotte County, Kansas. (If you are not from Wyandotte- Please see referral numbers below.) FHC has test-kits and is testing people who have a history consistent with infection. Please do not come to the clinic for testing unless you have a prescription number from the COVID-19 phone line. You may be assigned a number by calling the information phone line- 913-396-7070 from 9-noon Mon-Sat,  Testing is by appointment at the drive-through site at the corner of Southwest Boulevard and Rainbow. (Behind the FHC Clinic building.)

If you are Short of Breath, and you have a fever...

Please call before you go to the ER.

 

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What if you are sick with a flu-like illness?

 

 

# 1. Check your temperature.

Our bodies react to some illnesses by raising our internal temperature. Slightly increased temperature is not considered a fever and actually helps us fight off some cold viruses, etc. Higher temperatures >100.8 are often our body's first response to even a mild infection, but if it is very high (>101) or persistent (more than 24 hrs), a fever can indicate a more serious infection such as the flu, or in today's world, COVID-19. 

 

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# 2. If you have other symptoms, call your primary care provider.

A cough is another Corona virus symptom, which is also a symptom of a cold, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, etc. Please call before you go to see your doctor.

 

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# 3. Protect yourself and others with good hand washing. Sneeze or cough into a tissue or your elbow, etc.

 


 

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Treatments- Do not use cleansing products in your body. Lysol, Bleach, Rubbing Alcohol etc. are not safe to drink. These products are useful for disinfecting on surfaces, not inside your body (despite what anyone may say).
Do not use hydroxychloroquine because you may develop a heart arrythmia or your heart may stop, expecially if you are also taking azithromycin.

 

CDC, FDA guidelines:

 

When can health workers with COVID-19 go back to work? (CDC)...

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What to do if you feel sick...

Qué hacer si está enfermo...

   

Click here to self check your symptoms (WyHD)...

County: What's happening in Wyandotte County now...

Region (&KU): From the University of KS Hospital System and Medical Center...

State: From the State of Kansas...

National: CDC daily updated information about Corona virus

   

Please consider giving to Help Us Help-

 

What can you do when you are feeling better after COVID-19 illness?

Collecting plasma from Covid-19 survivors to use in treatment of sick individuals- 

"Convalescent plasma is an antibody-rich product made from blood donated by people who have recovered from the disease caused by the virus," said Stephen M. Hahn, MD, FDA Commissioner of Food and Drugs in a statement. "Prior experience with respiratory viruses and limited data that have emerged from China suggest that convalescent plasma has the potential to lessen the severity or shorten the length of illness caused by Covid-19. It is important that we evaluate this potential therapy in the context of clinical trials, through expanded access, as well as facilitate emergency access for individual patients, as appropriate."

The Donate Covid-19 Plasma website explains that, in order to donate, "individuals must have had a prior diagnosis of Covid-19 documented by a laboratory test and meet other donor criteria," and their symptoms must have been resolved for at least 28 days prior to donation, or have a negative lab test and be symptom free for at least 14 days.

Individuals can donate by contacting the local blood center.

 

Listen here to a song from 1965 sung by a group in 2016...What the World Needs Now...

I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor washing hands for 20 seconds...