Coronavirus (COVID 19)Stay up-to-date with information directly from the CDC as well as read our Patient Response Plan before you come to Stitches.
Last updated Wednesday, March 25th.
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COVID 19 Response Plan
Updated April 17, 2020
****PATIENTS PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING****
- Any patient wishing to be COVID tested may receive the test. State Lab testing is free for those who qualify. For those who do not qualify, prices vary based on insurance coverages. The cost for self-pay patients is $100 for the COVID test only. This fee is determined by the lab.
- Initiate a Stitches telemedicine visit (www.stitchescare.com/telemedicine) or download our app on Android or IOS. Call 307-514-9888 (CHEYENNE), 307-721-1794 (LARAMIE), or 970-825-7820 (WELLINGTON) if you do not have a smart phone or have difficulties connecting and we can check you in to the clinic. Please wait in your car until it is your turn to be seen.
- Patient COVID collections will be conducted in the patient vehicle.
- All people who enter our facility must wear a surgical face mask and wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap after entering.
- Any surface a patient touches will be decontaminated. This includes clipboards, pens, chairs, countertop.
- Patients with a fever and cough and are awaiting COVID 19 testing should self-quarantine until results. Their immediate contacts should self-quarantine as well.
- If you develop chest pain or shortness of breath please call 911 or go directly to the ER.
- Results take 2-7 days to receive results depending on where your lab test is sent.
You’ve been tested for COVID-19- Now what?
Updated March 25, 2020
- STAY HOME until you get your results. It is extremely important to quarantine yourself at home. Make every effort to not come within 6 feet of anyone else. If you must be around others for any reason, use a face mask to slow the spread of the illness. The exception to this is if you need to seek medical care. If you need groceries or supplies, ask others to bring them to you. If you live with others:
- Institute a schedule to wipe down common surfaces with bleach-based solution (or other solution that kills viruses) throughout the day. These include phones, computers, counters, door handles, TV remotes, etc. Also wipe down your car that you traveled in when sick.
- Cover any coughs or sneezes with a tissue and throw it away immediately. Do not leave them lying around.
- Try and designate a “sick” room(s) and have others stay out of these spaces.
- Avoid kissing, hugging and snuggling others as much as feasible.
- If you have pets: Assign someone else to care for them while you are sick.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer otherwise.
- Eat healthy. It’ s important to give your body good nutrition to help it heal. Choose fresh fruits and vegetables – soups and smoothies are great if you have a sore throat. Warm tea with honey, lemon, and ginger added in are also helpful.
- Drink lots. Staying hydrated, especially with a fever is also important. Choose beverages that have lower sugar contents or just water.
- You may use fever medications such as Tylenol and Advil, or Aleve although Tylenol is best in this situation. Do not exceed more than 3,000 mg of Tylenol, more than 500 mg of Aleve, or more than 2,400 mg of Advil/Ibuprofen in a day.
- Take any other medications as prescribed.
- Rest and sleep as much as possible.
- You should be hearing from us within 48 hours on the test results. If you test positive, you will be put in touch with the department of health for further directions. This may include letting others you’ve been in contact with know you tested positive.
- If you test negative it is best to wait to return to work until you feel completely healed and are no longer coughing. If you have pneumonia, be aware that the recovery process from this takes anywhere from 1-3 weeks. If you are still feeling short of breath, or have a lingering cough after 10 days, please call us.
If you have any of the following PLEASE COME BACK or call us via TELEMEDICINE (www.telemedicine.com/telemedicine)
- Worsening shortness of breath not relieved by medications
- Severe fatigue or muscle aches
- Fever that does not respond well to medications
- Any other concerns
If you have any of the following symptoms GO TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
- Severe shortness of breath or feeling like you are going to black out
- Unexplained bruising on your body
- Severe chest pain or abdominal pain
- Anything else you believe might constitute an emergency.
Our number is: 307-721-1794
Can’t make it to a clinic in person? No problem! Using telemedicine we can bring the clinic to you. Click here to start your telemedicine visit.
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 7:00pm
Sat 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sun 9:00am – 4:00pm
Address: 1919 Central Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: (307) 514-9888
Mon-Fri 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sat 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sun 9:00am – 4:00pm
Address: 3810 Grand Ave, Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: (307) 721-1794
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