The CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
Following are informational links which you may find helpful.
For the latest City of Lawton updates: https://www.lawtonok.gov/news/covid-19-information-preparedness
WellFast Urgent Care is following strict guidelines from the CDC. Our priority is to help contain the spread of the virus and to minimize the risk of exposure in patients and staff. We are screening all patients to determine the appropriate course of action. Please call (580)357-4200 before coming in. Our staff is ready to assist you.
Please be aware that there is no treatment for COVID-19 at this time. We are currently not able to conduct any testing.
This is an unprecedented situation affecting the whole world. It is imperative that people remain calm and follow instructions provided by the experts. Dr. Delarosa, Medical Director, urges patients with mild symptoms to stay home, treat fever, remain hydrated and be vigilant about developing complications. The CDC states: “If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Most patients with COVID-19 will have a mild to moderate illness and should be able to recover fully without complications at home. Staying home avoids the further spreading of this highly contagious virus.
COVID-19 will affect everybody. Let’s all do our part to help contain the spread of this disease and hope that it will be over soon.
This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.”