Getting Back to Business

Getting Back to Business We, at Hilltop Medical Clinics, have responded to the Covid-19 Pandemic as quickly and efficiently as possible.  This continues to be an ongoing challenge as we learn more everyday about this virus, how it spreads, what the testing really means, the use of antibody tests, how to protect our medical staff as well as keeping patients safe and informed.  The middle of March 2020 marked a swift change in the way we were going to be practicing...

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Covid-19 Antibody Testing

April 29, 2020 HEALTH NEWS UPDATE! *QUEST DIAGNOSTICS IS NOW OFFERING COVID-19 Immune Response Testing. UPDATE ON COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING! Do you need a doctor’s order? No you don't. However, for insurance to be billed you might, so this still needs to be discussed with the lab itself.  Quest Direct on line purchase of the test. What is the Cost?             $119.00 Does it assure me of immunity?             The not so great news, thus far, is that we can’t conclude the antibodies equal...

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Temporary Changes

As we are all faced with a new normal that seems to change daily, and we find being decisive in our adaptations necessary. These changes are temporary so please check back to the website frequently for updates. For now, the clinic on Hilltop Drive will serve as the Covid-19 Testing site for anyone who qualifies based on the Public Health Dept criteria; Experiencing Fever, Cough, Shortness of BreathHave been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 EAST...

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Going Out Safely

In California we now have a State Of Emergency with a Shelter In Place recommendation. First, let's talk about what is "shelter in place"? This means you stay home. This means YOUR HOME, not the neighbors, friends, people in other towns or cities who are also staying home. It means you lock down your CCP and stick to that small number of contacts. The reason for this is to minimize those for whom YOU could unknowingly expose. We are trying...

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When To Isolate?

How to know when you need to completely ISOLATE. First, a reminder about the term “CCP” (Read more...Consensually Consistent Pod).  A CCP is a small group of people (generally those you live with) who have all agreed to maintain strict physical distance from all others and will exercise extra careful personal hygiene.  How we can each do our part to minimize the spread of CoVid-19 is to know WHEN we need to lock the CCP down and totally ISOLATE from...

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Covid-19 Testing Guidelines

Who Gets Tested Now? After You've Been Tested After you’ve been tested for Influenza or Covid-19 (Coronavirus). These are both highly contagious viral illnesses and you must understand your responsibility to yourself, house mates (CCP- Consensually Consistent Pod) and your community. Until you get your test results back, assume you have the viral illness.DO NOT TRAVELPut yourself into quarantine for 14 days or until you get a negative result. Until you get a negative test, or if POSITIVE for either...

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Clinic Use UPDATE!

We, at Hilltop Medical Clinics, are remaining open to help serve your medical care needs. In order for us to continue to do so, and in order to keep you and our staff as safe as possible, we ask you to follow these new guidelines until we state otherwise. NOW MANDATORY! REGISTER ONLINE FOR ALL CLINIC OR TELEMEDICINE VISITSALL PATIENTS MUST CALL CLINIC ONCE REGISTERED FOR VISIT!You will be assessed for the possibility of a TELEMEDICINE visit.If you need medical...

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Pod Power Part 4

POD POWER - Part 4 What we are re-learning through this Pandemic. Covid-19 VS Influenza According to annual reports, the influenza virus causes 3–5 million severe cases which result in 250,000 to 350,000 deaths worldwide. Vaccination is the most important preventive strategy against influenza, with the crucial expected outcome being antibody production, although it is still not sufficiently effective to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with influenza in humans. [i] “What we are doing with the Coronavirus pandemic, we...

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