DCH Family Medicine Clinics continue to take precautions

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DCH Family Medicine Clinics continue to take precautions as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. PHOTO BY ALLISON ULLMANN/THE PERRY CHIEF

DCH Family Medicine Clinics has taken many precautions as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. The safety of our patients, community and staff is our highest priority. Extra precautions that have been put into place include screening every individual that enters into the facility, scheduling necessary well visits during half of the day, spacing patients in the waiting room, seeing potentially infectious patients and well patients in separate parts of our facilities, implementing Virtual Visit capabilities and canceling the Sick Kids Clinic until visitor restrictions are lifted.

With the extra precautions, patients and vendors visiting should expect a pre-screening prior to entering the facility. This is to identify individuals who may be showing signs of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Following the prescreening, DCH is spacing patients in the waiting rooms and utilizing different areas of the facility to provide a safe place for all throughout the facilities.

Virtual Visits are now available at both clinic locations although some medical care visits do require in-person visits. To learn more about Virtual Visits, determine if a Virtual Visit is appropriate for your condition or to schedule an appointment, please call:

  • DCH Family Medicine Panora: 641-755-2121
  • DCH Family Medicine Perry: 515-465-3553

If there are general questions on COVID-19 and you have access to the internet or a phone at home, we continue to encourage the public to visit the Iowa Department of Public Health’s website or dial 2-1-1.