MANA physicians and staff are taking safety precautions to protect the health of our patients to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
To protect our patients and staff and stop the spread of COVID-19, 100% of our physicians are fully vaccinated and all staff members are required to complete COVID-19 vaccinations by September 30, 2021.
You can focus on getting answers to your health questions. We encourage you to not miss or delay important health screenings during the pandemic.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
When you visit a clinic, you can expect:
- Face masks are required to be worn inside of our medical clinics.
- Screening prior to your appointment.
- Visitors will be limited to the patient and, if appropriate, a parent or guardian.
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of exam rooms and equipment between appointments. Frequent deep cleaning with a disinfectant fogger.
- Waiting rooms arranged for social distancing and traffic flow changed to limit exposure.
- MANA Family Medicine South and Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics‘ lobbies are closed. Please call to check in from your vehicle when you arrive in the parking lot. A staff member will call you when it is time, and meet you at the door to take you to the exam room.
- MANA Urgent Care College lobby is closed. Please check in at the door when you arrive then wait in your vehicle. A staff member will call you when it is time, and meet you at the door to take you to the exam room.
Please be patient with our care team and know that your appointment may take longer than usual. We are doing our very best to stay on schedule and provide important health maintenance services while keeping our patients and staff safe.
In addition, many physicians offer telehealth visits.
Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
Most MANA clinics are offering the COVID-19 vaccine and we encourage everyone who is eligible (12 years and older) to get the vaccine as soon as possible. The COVID-19 Vaccine prevents serious illness, hospitalization, and death from the virus. Ask us about getting the vaccine at your appointment, or call us now (479) 571-6588 to make a vaccine appointment.
COVID-19 Screening and Testing
If you have a fever, cough. or other respiratory symptoms or believe you have been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19, stay home and call your doctor’s office for instructions. MANA offers COVID-19 testing at several locations. If you have symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, DO NOT ENTER THE CLINIC.
If you have been exposed, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
- fever 100 degrees or greater
- shortness of breath
- other COVID-19 symptoms
If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, waiting on test results, or have tested positive, you should quarantine.Quarantine Instructions
What You Can Do To Protect Your Family
Follow everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19 and influenza.
- Get a COVID-19 vaccine to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death. Getting a vaccine will not only protect your health, but it will also protect your children under 12 and anyone else who is immunocompromised and cannot be vaccinated. Call your MANA doctor’s office to make a vaccine appointment now.
- Wear a face mask when you are in public and around others outside your household.
- Wash your hands often with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based (greater than 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer.
- Watch your distance. Keep six feet between yourself and people outside your household.
- Stay home when you are sick. If you have symptoms, isolate and get tested for COVID-19.
- Avoid crowded places and unnecessary travel.
- Be extremely careful with people at high risk for COVID-19.
Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are changing rapidly. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak.