COVID-19 RESPONSE

MHC Healthcare Patients – What you need to know:

  • If you have an appointment scheduled 
    • Please limit your visit to our health centers to yourself and no more than one other person if possible.
  • If you have a Dental appointment or need to schedule one
    • MHC Healthcare Dental is currently only open for Emergency visits in efforts to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • If you need to have a routine well visit, physical or check-up
    • Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the need to protect healthy patients, we are postponing any routine well visits, physicals or check-ups at this time.

Patient Communications

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please reach out to the MHC Call Center at (520) 682-4111.

Here’s what we know so far

The impact of COVID-19, (formerly known as the Coronavirus) when widespread, will look something like a severe flu season. Though the virus is quite contagious, the vast majority of infections are mild – sometimes asymptomatic- and not typically lethal. COVID-19 is most dangerous for many of the same people who are most at risk for the flu: older adults and those with chronic disease(s). Symptoms of COVID-19, include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. People who have recently come in close contact with someone infected or traveled to an infected area are at a higher risk of getting COVID-19.

Things you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Like the flu or the common cold, COVID-19 is spread person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes and respiratory droplets are inhaled. It may also be possible to contract COVID-19 by touching a surface where the virus is present and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Keep your hands away from your face
  • Avoid sick people, if you can
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover your cough and sneeze into a tissue, then toss the tissue in the trash. Wash your hands again 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched areas 

What should you do if you feel sick

If you are feeling ill, call us at (520) 682-4111 to discuss symptoms and options. MHC Healthcare has nurse triage phone services available during business hours. Our team will help you determine if you need to be seen, evaluated or tested. COVID-19 testing supplies are currently in short supply across the country. At MHC Healthcare, we do not have test kits on site. For symptomatic, high suspicion cases with a negative influenza screening test, we can collect specimens to be analyzed by our health partners who are doing lab testing. We have medication for flu, but treatment for COVID-19 at present is supportive treatment.

We are continually learning more about COVID-19. MHC Healthcare is working closely with the Pima County Health Department and other health partners. MHC Healthcare is part of the Pima County Task Force for COVID-19. Pima County Health Department has established a webpage with information about the illness and how to protect yourself and your family.

 Be Alert, Not Anxious!

Need more information? Call us at: (520) 682-4111