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Assessment Information - Interim 2-28-2020 Screening Guide
Alert from 2020-2-6
Alert from 2020-1-24
Alert from 2020-1-21
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Respiratory Infection Wuhan City, China & Snohomish County
Prepare to collect lower respiratory, upper respiratory and serum specimens. Stool and urine may also be collected. Specimens should be refrigerated. Public health will provide guidance and facilitation regarding specimen collection, storage, and shipping.
Among suspected cases, please collect specimens for influenza and viral respiratory panel testing through your clinical laboratory. Also prepare to collect upper respiratory (nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs) and lower respiratory (sputum or BAL) specimens for 2019-nCoV testing upon direction by public health. Such specimens should be refrigerated. SHD will provide further guidance and facilitation regarding specimen collection, storage, and shipping at the time of your telephone consultation with them.
* Note that this is a rapidly evolving situation. Information and guidelines are likely to change as time passes. Stay tuned for ongoing updates and guidance.
CDC Information for Healthcare Professionals on 2019-nCoV
CDC Travel Health Advisory poster for patients
You can find my recent health alerts posted on the Provider pages of our website.
Most physicians already see charity patients. However, since there is no system for providing support services for these patients, the physician often feels frustrated and the process is often inefficient and ineffective.
The Snohomish County Alliance for Health Access is designed to change that. Patients are screened for appropriate lab work, x-rays, and medications before the patient is scheduled with a specialty physician.
Referrals are carefully managed to ensure that caring for charity patients is shared fairly throughout the community. Physicians are recognized for their contribution, and most of them choose to continue year after year.