Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) Safety and Prevention

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Safety Precautions 

MANA clinics are open and here for you. You can rest assured that MANA physicians and staff are taking every precaution to keep our patients safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We are following the recommendations of the American Medical Association (AMA), the Center of Disease Control (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  

  • Our physicians are offering in-person visits and Televisits.  A TeleVisit is a face-to-face visit with your doctor using your phone, tablet, or computer.
  • Same-day visits are available at several MANA clinics; however, we ask that you please call first. We are not accepting walk-in patients at this time.
  • To allow for social distancing recommendations, we are limiting the number of patients in the clinic at one time. 
  • To prevent the spread of illness, we have separated well and sick patient care at our clinics. We will ask you some questions before your appointment. If you have any symptoms, we will either see you by TeleVisit or at a designated facility. 
  • We ask that you come alone to your appointment if possible. Please do not bring anyone with you to the appointment unless you require assistance.
  • Please wear a face mask to your appointment. Our staff will also be wearing masks. If you do not have one, we will provide one for you.
  • You will be screened again at the entrance of the clinic for any symptoms. Many clinics are asking patients to check-in from their car instead of waiting in the lobby.
  • Exam rooms are disinfected after each patient, and we are frequently disinfecting high touch surface areas throughout the day. In addition, we are deep cleaning the clinic weekly using a fog machine and a powerful disinfectant.

Symptoms

  • Fever over 100.4 degrees
  • Unexplained Cough
  • Shortness of Breath or Chest Tightness
  • Sore Throat
  • Body Aches
  • Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Nausea, Diarrhea, or Vomiting
  • Fever/Chills/Sweats

Have you recently:

  • Been exposed to a known case of COVID-19?

If you have any symptoms, do not walk-in a clinic or urgent care center. Complete our online screening below or call our Fever Hotline at (479) 435-2500 during clinic hours to be screened by a medical professional at your doctor’s office and get instructions. 

Online COVID-19 Screening

Other hotlines and resources in Arkansas

  • UAMS HealthNow is offering a screening tool available 24 hours a day at UAMSHealth.com/healthnow. This service is for patients of all ages. 
  • Arkansas Department of Health 24-hour hotline: 1-800-554-5738
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital 24-hour hotline: 1-800-743-3616.
  • FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, CALL 9-1-1 and let them know your symptoms.

Prevention

Please help us prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

  • Wear a face covering when you are making necessary trips to the grocery, pharmacy, or anytime you may not be able to social distance six feet. 
  • Wash your hands frequently and practice good hygiene.
  • Clean high touch surface areas in your home with a disinfectant frequently.
  • Do not gather in large groups and avoid social gatherings with more than 10 people. 
  • If you are sick, stay home and away from others. Consider testing and isolation if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or believe you may have been exposed. 
  • Follow everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of the virus. 

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Testing at MANA

For more information and updates, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Website