INFORMATION

Information about COVID-19 Coronavirus


A Letter from BAHC to our Patients

January 19, 2021

COVID-19 Information and Vaccine Update

The physicians of Bay Area Heart Center are in agreement with the American Heart Association regarding the usage of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The American Heart Association on the COVID-19 vaccine: ‘We urge everyone to get vaccinated’ “Some people have expressed concerns about taking the vaccine,” the AHA wrote. “However, after review by science and medical experts, the association is confident the benefits of vaccination far exceed the very small, rare risks.”

While we are not able to make appointments or approve your eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage you to contact the County Department of Health. 

o Pinellas County residents can go to https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/vaccines/ or call (844) 770-8548 for more information.
o You may pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine at https://www.patientportalfl.com, which signs you up for alerts when the next State shipment arrives. There are no vaccines available for residents without appointments, and there is no waiting list.
o For state-wide COVID-19 information, visit https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/.

Below we have outlined the COVID-19 safety procedures we are currently taking in the office:

• All providers, staff members and patients will be subject to temperature checks upon entering Bay Area Heart Center office locations.
• All providers, staff members and patients are required to wear masks at all times.
• Our office will be cleaned routinely throughout the day. Exam rooms will be cleaned in between each patient visit.
• In order to comply with social distancing guidelines, only one visitor or companion will be allowed per patient. Both patients and approved visitors will be screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. We have temperature check points at the entrances of all offices for this screening.
• We are offering in vehicle waiting. After your screening and temperature check, you may wait in your personal vehicle until your physician is ready to see you.
• We ask that patients do not arrive more than 15 minutes early to their appointment, unless asked, to create distance in our waiting rooms.
• Our office areas have been marked for social distancing where possible. We ask that you adhere to the signage and keep 6 feet distance while in the office, until the exam portion of your visit.
• We will continue to offer telehealth appointments, if allowed by your insurance carrier.

For more information on COVID-19 please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

If you have any questions or concerns about our safety precautions or your cardiac care, please don’t hesitate to ask. Your health and safety is our priority. Please call us at 727-544-1441.

Sincerely,
The Physicians and Staff of Bay Area Heart Center


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