Clinic Adjustments for Coronavirus/COVID-19
Mobile Care Chicago Asthma Vans are still accepting new patients and are conducting follow-up patient appointments. Any patient who would like an appointment with their Asthma Van provider can call our appointment line at 773-247-9736
For the convenience and safety of families during the period of social distancing, Asthma Van appointments will be done via telehealth. It is important that all patients communicate regularly with the Asthma Van, and continue to take their medications as prescribed.
It is believed that CoVid19 is more dangerous for people with asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases. We recommend that Asthma Van patients take extra precautions at this time. More information is listed below.
All dental appointments have been cancelled through March 30, in alignment with Illinois State Dental Society guidance.
Mobile Care Chicago monitors information on Coronavirus/COVID-19 daily. Any patient with questions about how Coronavirus may affect their health should call our appointment line at 773-247-9736. We are also proactively reaching out to all patient families to ensure you have the medications and instructions needed to keep their children healthy.
Information about Coronavirus/COVID-19
What is Coronavirus/ COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new virus that is part of a family of viruses called coronaviruses. COVID-19 causes respiratory illness and was first identified in late 2019. Since then it has quickly spread across the globe. As a new virus, there is still a lot we have to learn about COVID-19. Mobile Care is in regular contact with public health officials to minimize the risk to patients and families while continuing to provide essential medical care.
What are the symptoms?
For many, especially children, symptoms are mild. They can include fever, dry cough, and, sometimes, difficulty breathing.
If you have these symptoms, please call the Asthma Van (773.247.9736) so we can help determine whether they are asthma symptoms, or something else.
How is it spread?
- Coughing and sneezing produces respiratory droplets that can spread through the air
- Close personal contact with someone infected
- Touching an infected surface and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
Are people with asthma at greater risk?
As far as we know, people with asthma are not more prone to contracting COVID-19, however, it is believed that people with underlying respiratory conditions, like asthma, will experience a higher level of disease severity if they contract COVID-19. It’s important to follow the advice of health officials, who recommend eliminating unnecessary travel and gatherings, frequent washing of hands, as well as keeping 6 feet of distance between yourself and other people.
How can I keep my family safe from COVID-19?
The CDC website is the best place to get recommendations for protecting your family from COVID-19. Click here to be redirected there.
A summary of their recommendations include:
- Wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds. (It may help to tell your child to sing happy birthday or two rounds of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”)
- Avoid touching your face, nose, and eyes.
- Social distancing: avoiding close contact with other people unless necessary
These are recommended for all people, but are especially important for people with asthma.
For more information, we highly recommend the CDC website on COVID-19 found here.