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           An important message from Mayda Antun, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Dear Patients,

I hope this letter finds you healthy and safe. There is no doubt that the uncertainty of the Coronavirus has created concerns, but IMC Health is actively working around the clock to ensure we continue to uphold the highest level of care, in the safest environment possible. Our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of our patients. Even during these unprecedented times, we are prepared to provide quality patient care for all current and new patients. We have instituted strict clinical protocols following all of the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to optimize care and minimize the impact of this virus, while continuing to deliver excellent quality of care to our patients.

IMC Health is here for you and we want you to know that we will remain open to best serve you. We offer a variety of options to connect with our clinicians. A call to our appointment scheduling line, (786) 254-0544, will determine the best option of either in person or a telephonic appointment.

Not only are we concerned with your clinical care, but we are also concerned with you as individuals. Here are some of the services that we provide that we feel are important to your health and wellbeing:

• IMC Health is now providing over 750 daily hot meals to our patient’s homes. If you are in need of a meal, please call us at (786) 254-0544.

• Our center Access coordinators are also still available to help you with the following services:

o Recertifications

o Food Stamps

o Temporary Cash Assistance

o Public Housing.

Please call (786) 453 – 9040 for information on how to receive access to these public assistance services.

• Over the coming weeks, we are also going to launch several other new programs. While we      will proactively notify you of these programs, for updates on these new programs or information on COVID-19, please visit our web page, www.imchealth.com or visit our Facebook page - @IMCHealth

If you need these additional services, or have any family, friends or neighbors that would benefit from IMC support, we can and will help!

Finally, remember that frequent handwashing, staying in place at home, and social distancing are the best ways to avoid COVID-19. If you have concerns about contracting COVID or are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

o Fever

o Cough

o Difficulty breathing

Please call our COVID-19 hotline at 786-254-0544, where you will be connected to one of our healthcare professionals. They will be able to best guide you as to the next steps to take.

In addition, please feel free to check the CDC website, https://www.cdc.gov/ for more information about the spread and prevention of COVID-19. Our healthcare professionals can also provide written guidance on how to manage symptoms, disinfect your home and help care for someone who is sick.

IMC Health continues to prioritize patient care and your well-being during this crisis. Your health and safety are our number one concern. As a final reminder, please make sure you follow our social media accounts on Facebook (IMC Health) and Instagram (@imchealthmc) as information is being updated and shared daily.

Thank you for trusting IMC Health as your preferred medical provider.

Sincerely,

Mayda Antun, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

IMC Health

 

Information from the CDC regarding Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine for the Treatment of COVID-19

IMC Health’s clinicians follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  The care of patients with COVID-19 is centered on improving the patient’s symptoms and preventing further spread of the virus. 

At the present time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved drugs specifically for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 who are not hospitalized.  Around the globe, physicians and scientists are conducting studies with investigational drugs and drugs that are approved for other diseases.   There is no current information available to guide the use, dose or duration of treatment with hydroxychloroquine for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19.

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are approved for the treatment of malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.  When these medications are prescribed to patients that may not benefit from them, then persons with chronic conditions are not able to get the medicine they need. 

The physicians and advanced practice registered nurses at IMC Health are available 24 hours/ day, seven days a week to assist you.  Your primary care provider (PCP) will discuss your possible COVID-19 symptoms with you on the phone and arrange for an appointment with a clinician at one of our testing sites for a physical evaluation.

At IMC Health, we believe that no matter your age, you have a lifetime of dreams and memories left to make with those you love. Our mission is to help you achieve and maintain your best health so you can make those dreams and memories come true.

IMC Health serves as the comprehensive patient centered medical home for your family, with access to treatments for routine medical issues, support for ongoing complex and chronic health conditions, and preventative programs to help patients stay healthy. IMC Health has convenient locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Orange Counties where we serve Medicare Advantage, Medicare Medicaid Dual–Eligible, Medicaid, Florida Healthy Kids ACA Exchange plans and Commercial insurance patients.

Let our IMC Health family care for yours. Learn more about our accomplished care team, our state-of-the-art facilities and our high-quality services. Please call us today to find out how to make IMC Health your patient centered medical home: (305) 558-9855.

The IMC Health Team is here to serve you with

  • 24-Hour / 7-Day a Week access to a clinical professional
  • Complimentary transportation to and from appointments and other services
  • English, Spanish, French, Haitian Creole and Patois speaking Physicians and Staff
  • Walk-in visits and same day appointments
  • Medical and Diagnostic Services:
    • Primary Care
    • Pediatrics
    • Women's Wellness Services
    • Cardiology
    • Pulmonology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Neurology
    • Urology
    • Joint Injections including PRP
    • Vision Services
    • Podiatry
    • Lab Testing/Collection Services
    • Dental - comprehensive services, including implants
    • Nutrition Services
    • Massage Therapy
    • Acupuncture
    • EKG, X-Ray and Ultrasound
Please call us to find out more about making IMC Health your patient centered medical home: (305) 558-9855.

IMC Health offers Complimentary Transportation for patients to and from

  • Primary Care Appointments
  • Specialist Appointments
  • Ancillary and Diagnostic Appointments
  • Ambulatory Facility Appointments