ehe owned clinics safely re-open

a letter from the ceo, 5/18

EHE Health’s CEO, Dr. David Levy, shares safety protocols for how we will re-open our clinics to ensure the safest possible experience for both our patients and our employees. Some highlights include:

  • Daily screening for all EHE clinic employees
  • EHE Employees to wear relevant Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Patients are required to be pre-screened for COVID-19 in designated ‘safe’ area, separate from our main facililty
  • Patients required to wear EHE Health provided surgical mask
  • COVID-19 Anti-body testing included in all preventive health exams

Read the full letter addressing EHE Health’s new safety protocols by clicking on the button below.

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Rise & THrive with EHE health: Episode 5 – opening safely for patients

May 28, 2020 

A panel of EHE Health experts, who have made it possible for our clinics to re-open, discussed how we’re safely resuming clinical care and helping patients adapt to a “new normal.” Watch our live stream on Facebook. Not on Facebook? Watch on Zoom here.

    EHE Health Updates

    APRIL 22, 2020

    EHE Health has announced the launch of its Safe-at-Work Management System, designed to help employers keep their essential workforce on the job and plan for the process of re-starting their non-essential worksites in the future. Read more here. 

    We remain focused on helping our members, their families, and the community stay as safe as possible during the COVID-19 outbreak. Our offices and clinics remain closed in accordance with public health guidance. We will reschedule patients—this includes appointments at our clinics and at network provider locations—when it’s safe to do so. In the interim, we will be providing updates and digital resources here to help you stay healthy during this challenging period.

    Are you an EHE Health client partner? Download our COVID-19 toolkit here. 

    Keys to Better Time Management in COVID-19 Era

    As the COVID-19 era continues, we’re all still figuring out how best to navigate this “new normal” of more common remote work, physical distancing, and unfamiliar schedules.

    Effective time management can make all the difference in ensuring that we stay productive while giving necessary time and attention to our personal lives.

    Let’s look at some of the keys to good time management as it relates to our current situation.

    Prioritize your “to-do” list.

    Working remotely can introduce all kinds of distractions compared to working in an office. To ensure that tasks don’t fall through the cracks amid the chaos, it’s essential to be meticulous and consistent in keeping a “to-do” list. Make a point of prioritizing everything on the list, too. Besides helping you stay on track it can also reduce the stress of trying to remember or rush at the last minute.

    Identify your most productive time.

    Without as much structure as we used to enjoy, time can start to blur, and with it, your sense of when you’re being most productive. Try to be aware of when during the day your productivity level peaks. Schedule the tasks that require the most focus for the times when you’re most capable of accomplishing them. 

    Make use of time between meetings.

    If you’re in frequent remote meetings or phone calls, the time between those collaborative sessions can often go to waste. Avoid the lull. Use that time to complete smaller and less focus-intensive tasks on your to-do list.

    Housebound Activities That Aren’t Work or Netflix

    Keep yourself entertained without watching TV

    Keep a journal of your thoughts

    Finish or start a project you’ve been putting off

    Tips for a Safer Workday

    As public places begin to reopen following COVID-19 closures, it’s important to navigate our “new normal” as safely as possible.

    If you’re concerned about the morning commute on public transit, what to do about lunch, participating in meetings, or other aspects of returning to the workplace, we have useful advice.

    COVID-19 and comfort foods

    Jeannine McGown, registered dietitian and EHE Health Mentor, shares suggestions for modifying fave comfort foods.

    EHE Health Answers Your Questions 

    Can I help prevent infection by rinsing my nose with saline?

    There is no evidence that rinsing with normal saline will prevent infection. It is helpful to clear the nasal passages when you are fighting a cold, but it will not prevent a respiratory illness.

    Will influenza or pneumonia vaccines protect me at all?

    Vaccinating for influenza or pneumonia will not protect against contracting COVID-19. However, for individuals who may be immuno-compromised (such as the elderly or patients with respiratory disease), it is recommended that they receive vaccination against influenza and pneumonia to make them less susceptible to disease in general.

    Can I get COVID-19 from my pet?

    There is no current evidence that companion animals like cats and dogs can get or spread COVID-19 to humans. However, since all animals can carry germs that can make people sick, it’s recommended that you practice good hygiene habits like washing your hands after interacting with pets. If you’re ill, it’s advisable that another household member care for pets while you recover. 

    Will COVID-19 be less dangerous when the weather gets warm?

    It is currently not known whether temperature impacts the spread of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The common cold and influenza spread more during cold weather months, and flu season typically subsides in March and April. However, since COVID-19 is a new virus, nothing should be assumed about its relationship to weather. 

    Will a face mask protect me?

    On April 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new recommendation that Americans, whether or not they’re experiencing symptoms, wear a cloth face covering in public settings. The use of these face masks is intended to complement (but not replace) physical distancing guidelines. Most people can make homemade masks from their own materials. Surgical masks and N-95 respirators should be reserved for healthcare workers.

    Is ibuprofen not safe for COVID-19 symptom treatment?

    It is recommended to take acetaminophen (Tylenol) for high fever reduction and to prevent dehydration. There is no evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including ibuprofen, are unsafe. However, some COVID-19 patients who took NSAIDs experienced side effects, and it is believed that these medications can negatively impact a patient’s immune system.

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    If you have any questions, please call our COVID-19 hotline at 844.258.1820, open Monday–Friday 8AM–8PM EDT and Saturday–Sunday 10AM–2PM EDT. The hotline is operated by EHE Health doctors and nurses trained in COVID-19 guidelines per CDC. After hours, please email COVID-19@ehe.health.