COVID-19 has disrupted lives in countless ways, but your health doesn’t have to be one of them. The health care providers in the MedQuarter Regional Medical District encourage you to seek care if you feel ill or are hurt.
The MedQuarter’s medical community is taking extra precautions to protect our patients and staff, including required masks, disinfection procedures and expanding medical services to virtual visits. We are here and ready to safely care for you.
Recent media reports have highlighted the problems with delaying health care. Putting off a health screening, for example, can mean disease reaches an advanced stage before it’s caught. Not seeking care at the first signs of a stroke or heart attack can be deadly.
So, please, take care of your health. It’s safe and it’s important to get the care you need.
Should I Get a Flu Shot?
Yes! This year it’s especially important because of the double risk. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says it’s likely both the flu and COVID-19 will be circulating this fall and winter. Protect yourself and your family with a flu shot.
The flu vaccine is recommended for anyone 6 months and older who can have it. Talk to your doctor if you’re not sure what’s right for you or your family member. In addition, your insurance plan may help with the cost.
It’s not too late. Flu vaccinations continue through January or even later, as long as the flu virus is spreading.
The Mask of Wellness Initiative
The MedQuarter is committed to the safety of our community. That’s why we are participating in the Mask of Wellness initiative.
The national program originated in Iowa City and promotes a strategic, safe approach to doing business in a pandemic world. The “COVID-conscious” guidelines call for:
- Masks worn in all areas of the work environment.
- Good hygiene for hands and surfaces.
- Signs of illness are recognized and screened for.
The MedQ encourages the district’s businesses to join the movement. Our goal is an 80% participation rate and the nation’s first COVID-conscious district designation.
Learn more and see the list of Mask of Wellness businesses in the MedQ.