Don’t Delay Medical Care During COVID-19

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak.

A poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation in May of 2020 found that almost half of Americans skipped or postponed medical care due to the coronavirus outbreak. Of the 48 percent of respondents who said that they or a family member delayed seeking medical care, 11 percent said that their condition worsened as a result of postponing care.

The COVID-19 pandemic is still a public health crisis, but it’s important that you do not delay seeking medical care, especially for urgent or emergency care.

Your health is our priority

MANA clinics are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our patients and staff during the coronavirus outbreak.

Our clinics follow the recommendations of the American Medical Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

We are limiting the number of patients in clinics to allow for social distancing. We have also separated well and sick patient care at MANA clinics.

MANA clinics — except for MANA Urgent Care Clinics — are not currently accepting walk-in patients; we ask that our patients call ahead to schedule appointments. Please do not bring anyone with you to your appointment unless you require assistance. This helps limit the number of visitors in our clinics.

Wearing a face mask helps prevent the spread of COVID-19, and it helps keep our community safe. MANA staff will wear a mask, and we ask that our patients wear a mask to their appointment. We will provide you with a mask if you do not have one.

All patients will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at the clinic entrance. MANA clinics are frequently disinfected throughout the day, and each exam room is disinfected after each patient.

MANA TeleVisits

Coronavirus is still highly infectious, potentially fatal, and very much present in our communities in Northwest Arkansas. It is reasonable to be concerned or worried about seeing your doctor or seeking medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, MANA clinics are taking the virus seriously and doing everything that they can to keep patients and staff healthy and safe.

If you aren’t comfortable meeting with your doctor, MANA offers an alternative to in-person medical visits. TeleVisits allow you to meet with your primary care physician remotely using your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

These are real-time, face-to-face appointments with your doctor or nurse for both acute care and wellness visits. Most major insurance plans cover TeleVisits during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Don’t postpone necessary medical care. Call your doctor’s office for any questions about medical care — or to schedule an appointment — during the COVID-19 outbreak.