COVID-19 Vaccine Information



6/28/2021 Vaccine Update


At this time we are not ordering any more vaccine until further notice. We are required to order 150 doses at a time and no longer have that patient volume.


If you are still looking for the vaccine, please connect with your local county or go to the MN Vaccine Connector website.





COVID-19 (Coronavirus)





A Message to our patients about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Parkview Medical Clinic is open and operating under normal business hours. We are continuing to care for our patients with additional screening and facility measures in place.


If you are a patient who is experiencing any of the symptoms listed below or if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, we require that you schedule a video visit.


The FAQs below are subject to change based on the receipt of more current information. The information on this page is subject to modification, pending guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).


COVID-19 Resources

Minnesota Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control


FAQs


Screening

We are screening for the following symptoms. If you have ANY of these symptoms, we require you to have a video visit and ask that you not come in the building.

- Fever

- Chills

- Cough

- Difficulty breathing

- Shortness of breath

- Fatigue

- Bodyaches

- Headache

- New loss of taste or smell

- Sore throat

- Congestion or runny nose

- Nausea

- Vomiting or diarrhea

- Close contact/exposure to someone with Coronavirus

- Your or immediate family member tested for Coronavirus

- You have been told to home quarantine


NEW PATIENTS

If you have never been to Parkview Medical Clinic, or if it has been more than 3 years since your last visit, you need to register at our Telemedicine New Patient forms link found at https://www.parkviewclinic.com/telemedicine-new-patient-forms.html


We will also require a video visit before we can test you for COVID because each patient and scenario is unique. We cannot schedule a video visit for a new patient until we have received ALL pieces mentioned at the link above.


Can I bring my children and family members/caregivers to my appointment(s)? Please avoid bringing non-patient children to the clinic at your appointment, if possible. We also ask that you bring only one additional person to your appointment(s), if needed.


What should I do if I have cold or flu symptoms?

We will require that you call us at 952-758-2535 to set up a video visit with a physician. Please do not walk into clinic unannounced.


Are patients screened for respiratory symptoms?

Yes, all patients are being screened for symptoms of respiratory illness on the phone and at the entrance to the clinic.


Should I wear a mask in the clinic?

Yes, masks are still required in healthcare facilities. If you have your own mask, please wear it to clinic. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one to you. If worn correctly, masks can help decrease the spread of respiratory viruses and bacteria.


If I have fever, cough and/or respiratory symptoms, can I walk into clinic?

At this time, we require that you call 952-758-2535 to schedule a video visit.


Is Parkview testing patients for COVID-19?

Parkview has the capability to test patients for COVID-19. It is up to the physician if a rapid test or a send-out test will be performed. This is also based on our ability to obtain rapid tests. Send-out result turn around time is out of our control and is at the discretion of the outside laboratories we work with based on national testing demand.


Testing is done in the patient’s car in our parking lot, when possible, limiting the flow of people throughout the building. Our doctors will decide which patients need to be tested. This may change based on test processing supplies and guidance by the Minnesota Department of Health.


After having a video visit, if the physician determines testing is necessary, they will have you connect with reception to get a time for parking lot testing. Please do not show up to our parking lot if we have not given you a designated timeslot.


Can I get tested elsewhere?

You can check with the MN Department of Health or your local county for alternative testing options.


Is there anything I can do to keep myself, my family and friends safe?

The most important steps to take are the same as for every cold and flu season:

• Stay home when you are sick

• Practice good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe

• Plan how you will take care of sick family members. Make plans for childcare if you are sick or if your child is sick. Have a thermometer at home so you can check for fever if you or a loved one feels ill.

• Try to get a few extra months’ worth of your prescription medications, if possible

• Stay informed, check the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website regularly for new updates


Does Parkview Medical Clinic offer e-visits?

Parkview Medical Clinic is offering video visits (telemedicine), Follow My Health and AskYourDoc.


Video Visits (Telemedicine)

If you would like to have a video visit, please call us at 952-758-2535 during business hours to schedule this. We will give you more information when you schedule. These are scheduled like a regular appointment, but you do not have to come in to clinic. The platform may vary depending on the provider you are doing a video visit as well as your phone capabilities.


Follow My Health

Follow My Health is an online medical record for our patients where you can request appointments, prescription refills and send messages to your doctor. This also allows you to see your basic health information online or through the Follow My Health app. You must be an existing patient to be able to enroll in Follow My Health. If you are an existing patient and do not have a Follow My Health account, you can call us at 952-758-2535 and we can send you an invitation. You can send messages to your doctor in lieu of coming in for an appointment. Please note, depending on the situation, the service provided via Follow My Health may be billed to your insurance (i.e. new medical conditions addressed or responding to medical questions, etc.).


AskYourDoc

AskYourDoc is an app you can download and have an e-visit with one of our providers. You can find it at Google Play and the Apple Store. AskYourDoc does not bill insurance, but there is a small, up-front fee prior to starting your e-visit. AskYourDoc is a 3rd party vendor, if you have questions or issues pertaining to AskYourDoc, please email support@ask-your-doc.com


Thank you to our patients and employees during this time. We appreciate your support.