For everyone’s safety and health if you are sick, have a cough, fever, difficulty breathing or have traveled to a COVID-19 affected region we recommend you contact your primary care physician and reschedule your appointment with AAC.
Updated: Monday March 16th 2020
As this situation is fluid and evolving, we will update content as needed.
The health and well-being of our patients, staff, and community is our first priority. Amidst growing concern around Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are adhering to the CDC and IDPH guidelines to prevent viral transmission and to ensure your safety in our offices.
What AAC is doing:
• AAC will be contacting all patients prior to their scheduled office visits in order to reiterate and confirm a health status check as recommended by the CDC.
• Patients presenting with COVID-19 symptoms – fever, cough and/or shortness of breath – will be rescheduled per CDC guidelines and their referring MD will be notified.
• Those patients who fall into a “high risk” category, including patients who have traveled to known COVID-19 “hotspots”, even if they are asymptomatic, will be asked to reschedule their appointment 14 days from the date of their current appointment.
• Out of an abundance of caution, AAC will be recommending that patients over the age of 60, as well as patients with known immunocompromised conditions such as cancer and diabetes, consider rescheduling their appointments.
• AAC always follows the highest level of sanitization guidelines. We have enhanced these preventive measures in order to protect our staff, patients and the community at large against any additional risk factors associated with the spread of COVID-19.
• All offices will remain open and available for patients, for the immediate future. However, provider schedules may change with little or no notice to ensure adequate coverage.
• We advise immunotherapy patients currently on weekly injections to consider lengthening the interval between injections to every 3 weeks.
• Medication refills will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
• Many allergic conditions can be evaluated and treated with a phone call or a telehealth interview. We are currently working out the details to offer this service shortly.
Additional CDC Resources
AAC is providing the following information from the CDC and other resources regarding the Coronavirus and COVID-19. We are making these links available to provide you with the most current and relevant information.
• How It Spreads
• Prevention and Treatment
• Stigma and COVID-19
• Facts from the CDC
• Spanish Resources
• Prevención y tratamiento
This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as needed here and on the CDC website at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.
For general questions about COVID-19 and Illinois’ response and guidance, call 1-800-889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV.