ehe owned clinics safely re-open

a letter from the ceo

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 14 – summer safety

August 6, 2020

This has been a summer like no other, but don’t forget to stay smart about safety during this long, hot staycation!

EHE Health’s Dr. Irina Weil and Dulcia Huang, hit on some of the big issues of summer safety, making sure you have what you need to be healthy and protected.

    EHE Health's safe at work

    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. 

    TIPS FOR A
    SAFER WORKDAY

    Once you’ve been cleared to return to
    your workplace through the Safe at Work™  program, it’s important to maintain
    good health by continuing COVID-19 preventive measures.

    Here are some tips:

    Commute

    If you use public transit, maintain as much distance as possible from other passengers.
    Wear a face covering. Use hand sanitizer after touching any surfaces or doors.

    Food

    If possible, pack your lunch at home and eat at your desk rather than in a shared space.

    Exercise

    While gyms near your workplace may be reopening, it’s safer to continue  working out at  home.  

    Office

    Do not shake hands. Hold virtual meetings when possible and limit in-person meetings
    to small, physically distanced groups. 

    4 TIPS FOR PARENTS COPING WITH COVID-19

    As the COVID-19 situation continues to disrupt typical family life, parents may be facing a different set of challenges.

    Whether your children are young and frightened about what’s going on, teenagers coping with the loss of what’s typically the season for prom and graduation, or even young adults out on their own but struggling with the practical realities of lockdown—parent-child bonds are central to moving through this period.
    Try these ways of helping your kids thrive despite COVID-19.

    why exercise is so important right now

    Exercise is always good for your health, but it’s especially important while many of us remain cooped up at home. 

    If you haven’t put exercise into your daily routine, now’s the time! No matter how you get moving, whether it’s an online class or push-ups in the middle of the day, the important thing is to get moving.

    Rise & Thrive with EHE Health

    Ep. 13: Getting Your Summer Treats

    A little self-care can make a big difference these days. Why not treat yourself to a special indulgence that’s simple and sweet?
    Join EHE Health’s Robbie Macaraeg and Tanorria Askew, the popular “MasterChef” alum and owner of Tanorria’s Table.
    They’ll show you how to whip up an incredible roasted peach dessert, the perfect summer confection to enjoy as we enter National Peach Month in August.

    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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    immediate help?

    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.