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.
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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.