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COVID Vaccine Information for 70+

COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Information

As promised, we are extending information to you about the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Beginning January 26th, you can call 307-766-8222 or visit bit.ly/ivinsonmhc to be placed on the vaccine waiting list for Albany County. These vaccines will be administered by a partnership between Albany County Public Health, University of Wyoming, and Ivinson Memorial Hospital. This round of doses will be the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and is allocated to individuals 70 years of age or older with priority being to those 80 years or older (following the CDC tiered guidelines).

Our providers are confident in this vaccine. There has been a lot of concern and questions about the vaccine. We want to ensure you that our providers have done the research and believe in the vaccine’s safety and efficacy for our patients. All the providers at Family Physicians of Laramie have already been vaccinated with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Our community becoming immunized is one big step toward getting life back to normal!

Respectfully,

The Providers and Staff of Family Physicians of Laramie

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Habel

Welcome to our practice Dr. Andrea Habel

Dr. Habel is a Senior Resident Family Physician who will be treating patients at our clinic throughout the month of August!  Dr. Habel attended the University of Washington School of Medicine (WWAMI Program) and is completing her residency at University of Colorado Swedish Family Medicine in Denver. She is also a current active member of the Wyoming Army National Guard.

Dr. Habel can see you or anyone in your family for all your healthcare needs including physicals (sports and wellness), procedures, women’s health, pediatrics, and older adults.

Schedule your Sports Physical Today

Throughout the current pandemic as well as every year, our providers suggest an annual physical for your children. During this visit we can also make sure that your child gets the proper form and clearance for their sport’s physical! Call out office today to get scheduled before the school year begins!

Telehealth is Here

How to get started with telehealth:

  • Fill out our telehealth signature pages
    1. Go to Patient Forms on our website
    2. Read and sign the Telehealth Consent
    3. Read and sign the first page of Telehealth Scheduling Forms
    4. Send/ Return both signature forms to our office
  • Make sure you have:
    1. Good internet connectivity
    2. Your computer/ phone has all the system requirements (see our form on this)
    3. A quite place to meet with us without distraction
    4. A photo ID
    5. A patient portal set up with our clinic
  • Call to schedule your appointment
    1. Our staff will send you a portal message with the video link
    2. Log in 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment
    3. Paste this link into your internet browser and hit enter
    4. Make sure your video and microphone are working before the visits starts
  • At the visit
    1. Your provider will ask to see you photo ID before the visit starts
    2. Be honest and have a great experience with your provider
  • After your visit
    1. Contact our office to schedule a follow up
    2. Follow any recommendations provided to you

COVID-19 letter to our patients

Letter to our patients concerning COVID-19- 3/19/20

All of us at Family Physicians of Laramie have always considered your health a top priority. This is no different with the recent COVID-19 outbreak.

 

To try and keep the viral situation contained, we ask the following of our patients and community members:

  • Practice good hygiene- Eat healthy, wash and sanitize hands regularly, get lots of rest, stay hydrated, cover your cough and sneezes, and clean all surfaces often.
  • Practice Social Distancing- Stay home from work, school, and other public places, avoid sharing personal items, and keep a distance of at least 6 feet from others if you must leave your home.
  • Be Courteous to Others- Pull together as a community and help those in need.
  • If you get sick- monitor your symptoms carefully, call our office or the IMH Nurse COVID-19 Triage Line (755-4750) to verify if you could have COVID-19, and follow any instruction given by the healthcare professional.
  • For Emergencies- Call 911. Be sure to inform the Dispatcher and EMS responders that you could possibly have symptoms of COVID-19 if this is the case.

Currently, our office will remain open for patients who require annual wellness, chronic disease follow up, and any other acute needs. We ask that if you are experiencing a COUGH, FEVER, and/or SHORTNESS OF BREATH that you CALL our clinic for instruction before you come in.

 

We are very close to having the availability of using Telehealth to see and treat our patients. Telehealth is the use of video conferencing technology to connect a patient and provider from a distance. Once we are up and running with this functionality, we will post on our social media platforms as well as our website.

 

Our Providers and staff continue to stay up to date, as the information on this viral outbreak is changing daily. For the facts and the most up-to-date information you can trust, we recommend visiting the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website and the Wyoming Department of Health website.

 

Most importantly, stay positive. We will get through this together!