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COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing at PPA

  • PPA has a dedicated testing center that is separate from our normal office space to limit exposure
  • All patients must contact our office to be tested at our testing center. If you have symptoms or a known COVID-19 exposure, you will be asked to schedule a Video Visit with a provider prior to testing.
  • Once you have scheduled your COVID-19 test, please refer to our Testing Center Instructions for what to do next.

Monoclonal Antibody Treatment For COVID-19

  • If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, within the last 10 days, please contact the office for a virtual visit.   You may meet the criteria for Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19.  If you meet the criteria your provider will make the referral to one of the Monoclonal Antibody Treatment centers in the State.  

COVID-19 Vaccine

We know many are anxiously awaiting the availability of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Potomac Physician Associates has registered with the state of Maryland to obtain and administer vaccine. We are not currently keeping a waiting list for vaccination, as we do not know when the vaccine will be made available for distribution to the general public. Please refer to our COVID-19 Vaccine Information page for further details.

Reopening Phase II

Potomac Physician Associates has continued to monitor the COVID-19 situation daily during Phase I of reopening plan. With guidance from the Maryland Department of Health, we are announcing the progression to Phase II of our reopening plan. This includes modifications to in-office visits. At this time, for your health and safety and that of our providers and staff, you are still encouraged to schedule a Video Visit, and it is the preferred option for concerns that do not require a physical exam. However, you will now be able to schedule in-office visits based on our Phase II criteria below. The health and safety of our patients remains the top priority of PPA, and we continue to take steps to ensure your in-office experience is safe and adheres to all current social distancing guidelines.

 

Required in-office visits


  1. Pre-op visits
  2. Patients with conditions requiring examination or in-office tests, lab work, or procedures (pap smear, injections, biopsies)

Recommended in-office visits


  1. All well child visits
  2. Most visits for chronic conditions (diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, COPD, heart conditions)
  3. All adult physicals with specific concerns or if unable to take blood pressure at home

Required Video Visits


  1. Patients with symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, short of breath, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell)
  2. Asymptomatic patients with possible COVID-19 exposure

Recommended Video Visits


  1. Mental and behavioral health visits
  2. Visits for high blood pressure if you have a blood pressure cuff at home
  3. Visits for chronic conditions if lab work can be done in advance and you have a blood pressure cuff at home
  4. All adult physicals with no specific concerns 

All Medicare Wellness Visits, if you have a blood pressure cuff at home


 

If scheduling a Virtual Visit, in-office follow up may be required and scheduled by your provider

What PPA Is Doing To Keep You Safe

1.    Only certain patients are being offered in office visits. See below for more details

  1. All patients are screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and have their temperature checked upon arrival
    1. All staff are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and have twice daily temperature checks
  2. We have limited the number of people in our waiting rooms to adhere to social distancing guidelines
  3. All staff wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment, which may include, gowns, masks, gloves, and face shields
  4. Enhanced cleaning procedures have been implemented in waiting rooms and exam rooms

What You Should Expect From Your Visit

  • You will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 upon check-in and have your temperature taken
  • You will be taken to an exam room promptly after check-in to minimize time in the waiting room
    • Strict social distancing guidelines are followed in our waiting room including limiting capacity
  • All providers and staff will be wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment

Resources For More Information

 

Potomac Physician Associates, P.C.

Chevy Chase - 8401 Connecticut Ave., Penthouse Suite, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Bethesda - Camalier Building, 10215 Fernwood Rd., Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20817

(301) 969-2772

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  • Shady Grove Adventist Medical Center - 19735 Germantown Rd., Suite 100, Germantown, MD 20874 Phone: (301) 528-9272
  • PPA - 8401 Connecticut Ave., Penthouse Suite, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Phone: 3019422212

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