Please understand that our first priority is always direct patient care. We try to update the website as often as possible, but this may not happen daily or even weekly, depending on the needs of our established patients. Thank you for understanding.
We have created this resource to provide nformation about our practice policies as well as reliable sources of information about the virus and efforts to test, treat, and contain COVID-19.
Please visit the PA Dept of Health website for up-to-date reporting of cases in PA including a county-by-county breakdown.
Download the Pennsylvania COVID Alert App by clicking here.
Please visit the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource page for a global perspective.
Please visit the Commonweath of PA website for specific instructions about businesses, travel, schools, etc.
Online scheduling for our practice has resumed. Please visit familymattersdpc.com/portal for your scheduling needs.
Patients with any respiratory symptoms, fever, exposure to a COVID19 positive patient, or recent travel to affected countries are asked to call the office rather than scheduling online. This policy will ensure the safety of our staff and vulnerable patient population.
Patients with respiratory symptoms will be seen in the office or offered a phone visit or E-visit with their regular doctor, depending on the specific circumstances.
Patients with non-respiratory symptoms may be seen in the office. If the patient prefers, E-visits and phone calls will continue to be offered.
For the time being, we ask that anyone over age 3 who enters our office please wear a mask.
We do not have the ability to test for COVID-19 at FMDPC, but we would be happy to provide prescriptions or other guidance for COVID-19 testing based on your particular circumstances.
The CDC has a Coronavirus Symptom Checker, which is a brief online quiz.
If you suspect that you may have COVID-19 or have respiratory symptoms and are unsure what to do, please contact us first.
At a time when anxiety, depression, addiction, or other mental health symptoms are on the rise, many mental health-related services have had to close their doors due to social distancing. We have compiled a list of resources that are available, either online or at a physical location. [We do not endorse any particular resource listed here.]
Links patients with local psychiatrists and/or local or online therapists. Can bill insurance or cash-pay. Referral from PCP required.
As of 03/27/2020, Quartet now offers FREE online cognitive-behavioral therapy. This requires a physician referral. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Counseling & Wellness Center of Pgh (link for telehealth)
Alcoholics Anonymous online meetings in Pgh area (list of mtgs here)
Narcotics Anonymous regional helpline (412) 391-5247
Anyone experiencing a mental health crisis in Pennsylvania can text PA to 741741
At Family Matters Direct Primary Care, we want to educate our patients responsibly about coronavirus and prevent the spread of misinformation. Here is our list of verified resources patients can trust to provide accurate information about COVID-19.
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC):
Full coronavirus situation summary: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html
Quick COVID-19 fact sheet: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf
COVID-19 FAQ: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO):
Up-to-date news releases: https://www.who.int/news-room/releases
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:
ALLEGHENY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (ACHD):