As soon as vaccines become available, we will notify patients according to our wait list on a “first come, first serve” basis and schedule appointments. To be added to our Wait List, please call (225) 246-9240. Please note that we are following the State of Louisiana’s guidelines on distribution and when adding patients to our wait list.

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The Baton Rouge Clinic COVID-19 Updates


As our entire country continues to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic, we want to reassure our patients of our continued commitment to caring for those in our Baton Rouge community.  We want you to know that we will continue to very closely monitor this ever-changing situation, and we will continue to update our protocols to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of all of our patients and employees.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this evolving public health situation.  We’re grateful that the same thing that has kept us thriving for over 70 years will be the same thing that will get us through this pandemic:  our commitment– to our patients, to our team, and to this community.

We are in this together!

 

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Current Update: March 1st, 2021

Supplies of the COVID vaccine have been extremely limited, and all of the appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine have been filled.

As soon as vaccines become available, we will notify patients according to our wait list and schedule appointments. Patients will be called on a first come first serve basis. To be added to our Wait List, please call (225) 246-9240. Please note that we are following the State of Louisiana’s guidelines on distribution of the vaccine and when adding patients to our wait list.

Thank you!


 

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February 18th– The Louisiana Department of Health updated the edibility groups to receive the vaccine.

Qualifications to be eligible to receive the Vaccine or added to the Waitlist

    • Persons 65 and older
    • Dialysis providers and patients
    • Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
        • Behavioral health providers and staff
        • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
        • Community care providers and staff
        • Dental providers and staff
        • Non-emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) providers and staff
    • Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies)
    • American Sign Language (ASL) and foreign language interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind
    • Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
    • Schools of allied health students, residents and staff
    • Law enforcement and other first responders
    • Louisiana Unified Command Group
    • State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel
    • Some elections staff ahead of March and April elections
    • Teachers and any other support staff working on site in K-12 or daycare
    • All pregnant persons
    • Individuals ages 55-64 with at least one of the conditions listed by the CDC as placing them at an “increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19” These individuals must fill out the COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form, and bring it to their vaccination appointment.
        • Cancer
        • Chronic kidney disease
        • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
        • Down syndrome
        • Heart conditions
        • Solid organ transplant recipients (kidney, liver, lung, intestines, heart, pancreas) and are immunocompromised
        • Obesity
        • Sickle cell disease
        • Smoking
        • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Patients must show proof of age with driver’s license or proof of qualification such as Employee ID or name tag, pay stub, plan of care, transplant card, or COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form.

  • Eligibility Update as of February 5th

    The Louisiana Department of Health updated the eligibility groups effective on February 8th, 2021.

    • Patients:
        • Persons ages 65** years or older in the community
        • Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (Including patients with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies)
        • Dialysis providers and patients

    A patient must show proof of age with driver’s license or that they are receiving home-based care or receive regular dialysis care. The State has provided people with disabilities a qualification letter from the State Health Officer. Patient may also show the person’s Plan of Care for community and home-based services.

    • Provider Eligibility:
        • First responders to serve as vaccinators
        • Law enforcement and other first responders*
        • Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
            • Behavioral health providers and staff
            • Outpatient providers and staff
            • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
            • Community care providers and staff
            • Dental providers and staff
        • American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind*
        • Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
        • Schools of allied health students, residents and staff
        • State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel**
        • Some elections staff ahead of March elections**

    Proof of employment such as Employee ID or name tag, paystub, letter from employer, uniform, parking pass or any other ID acceptable to the vaccine provider.

    *This does not include interpreters working solely in education environments. They will be included in Phase 2 with school staff.

    ** Beginning February 8th, 2021

  • Eligibility Update as of January 26th

    The Louisiana Department of Health updated the eligibility groups for the COVID-19 vaccine. The following are the people and providers who are eligible to receive the the vaccine or be added to the Wait List under Phase 1b Tier 1.

    • Patients:
        • Patients 70 years or older
        • Home care patients and their providers- This includes people with disabilities over the age 16 who receive community or home-based care and their providers, as well as clients of home health agencies.
        • Dialysis patients and providers.

    A patient must show proof of age with driver’s license or that they are receiving home-based care or receive regular dialysis care. The State has provided people with disabilities a qualification letter from the State Health Officer. Patient may also show the person’s Plan of Care for community and home-based services.

    • Provider Eligibility:
        • Ambulatory care providers and their staff. This includes members of coroner’s, autopsy, or mortuary teams who have direct contact with corpses.
        • Urgent care clinic providers and their staff.
        • School Nurses and School Based Health Center staff.
        • Community clinic providers and staff. This includes staff of clinics designated as Federally Qualified Health Center and Rural Health Clinics.
        • Staff of home health agencies.
        • Staff providing community and home-based care to older adults and people with disabilities. This includes staff employed by home care agencies as well as staff who are hired directly by the person with a disability. This includes American Sign Language interpreters working in community- and clinic-based settings.*
        • Behavioral health providers and staff.
        • Pharmacist and pharmacy staff
        • Dental providers and staff. This includes all oral health providers.
        • Students, residents, faculty and staff of schools of allied health.

    * This does not include interpreters working solely in education environments. They will be included in Phase 2 with school staff.

    Proof of employment such as Employee ID or name tag, paystub, letter from employer, uniform, parking pass or any other ID acceptable to the vaccine provider.

  • Procedure Update on January 15th

    The Baton Rouge Clinic created a COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List. As soon as vaccines become available, we will call patients according to this wait list and schedule appointments. Patients will be called on a first come first serve basis. Please note that we are following the State of Louisiana’s guidelines on distribution of the vaccine and when adding patients to our wait list. Please call (225) 246-9240 and ask to be added to the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Wait List.

  • Appointment Update on January 12th

    At 8:00 AM, a limited number of appointments became available at The Baton Rouge Clinic for the COVID-19 vaccine on a first come first serve basis.

    As of 9:00 AM, all appointment slots available were filled. A notification list was created to notify any patients on the this list when new appointment slots opened. (This is NOT an appointment, only a notification)

  • Shipment Update as of January 11th

    The Baton Rouge Clinic received a small shipment of doses intended for the general public that meet the phase 1B criteria.

  • Distribution Update on of January 6th

    The shipment was distributed to front line health care workers.

  • Shipment Update on January 5th

    The Baton Rouge Clinic received a small shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine, intended for front line health care workers.

  • Eligibility Update on January 4th

    The State of Louisiana approved phase 1B of the vaccine rollout, allowing limited amounts of the COVID vaccine to become available to:

          • Persons ages 70 years or older in the community
          • Outpatient clinic providers and clinic staff
          • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
          • Community care clinic providers and staff
          • Behavioral health providers and staff
          • Dialysis providers and patients
          • Home health service providers and recipients
          • Dental providers and staff
          • Students, residents, faculty and staff of allied health schools (if not already receiving vaccine or in a plan to receive from their respective schools)
  • Distribution Update on December 14th

    The first doses of the COVID Vaccine begin to be distributed to front line health care workers in hospitals.


Symptoms:

The following symptoms have been known to present themselves between (days) after exposure.

      • Loss of taste or smell
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Fever or chills
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Headache
      • Fatigue
      • Sore throat
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Cough
      • Diarrhea

If you believe that you have been exposed to someone that has tested positive for COVID:

High-risk exposure: direct contact, for more than 15 minutes, less than 6 feet with neither person masked

  • Are you symptomatic? If yes, contact your PCP and get tested
      • If a positive result, help with contact tracing and inform those that you may have exposed directly.
      • Self-quarantine until fever-free for at least 72 hours and at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms.
      • If a negative result, you must still self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • If no symptoms, DO NOT get tested!
      • Self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor closely for symptoms.
      • Perform twice daily temperature checks and monitor for signs and symptoms of infection.
      • Why should I not be tested? If exposed but asymptomatic, a negative test does not exclude the possibility of infection and may give a false sense of security. Rather than having those exposed go back into the community and potentially expose others, it is recommended that you self quarantine for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.

Low-risk exposure: contact but both parties were masked

  • If no symptoms:
      • Simply self-monitor for 14 days, no need for self-quarantine.
      • Monitor twice daily temperatures, development of symptoms.
      • Seek care if symptoms develop.
  • If symptoms:

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