Our office will continue to see sick patients through a Scheduled Video Visit. Please call or send a Portal message if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Thank you for your patience during this complicated time.
Masks are now recommended for vaccinated individuals in public indoor spaces to reduce the spread of the Delta variant. Unvaccinated people should continue to mask in all public spaces. See guidance on masks.
Notifications: Add your phone to Michigan's exposure notification system to receive alerts when you have been in close contact with someone who later tests positive for COVID.
Travel should be avoided unless it is necessary or you are fully vaccinated.
Indoor gatherings should be avoided with people outside the immediate household, unless you are fully vaccinated. See guidance for vaccinated individuals. Outdoor gatherings with masks and distancing are a safer alternative.
Schools can safely offer in-person learning only when these infection control measures are in place.
COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine is available in our office
We are currently offering the COVID-19 Moderna initial vaccination and Moderna Booster shots to our patients. Pfizer and J&J vaccines are available through your pharmacy. Please call today to schedule your vaccine. For more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and eligibility, please visit here.
Should I get a Booster Shot? If YES, what type?
NEW EVERYONE ages 18 and older should get a booster shot
COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are NOW available to those who completed a two shot series (Pfizer and Moderna) 6 months ago, or a one shot series (Johnson & Johnson) 2 months ago and are:
No matter what type of vaccine you received before (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson), you may receive ANY of the 3 COVID-19 shots as a booster.
Call today to schedule a Moderna booster. We are providing Moderna booster shots on Thursday's only at this time. Please call your pharmacy if you would like to schedule a booster sooner or on any other day. We greatly appreciate your patience.
Our Check-In Policy Has Been Updated
Please check in 15 minutes prior to your appointment at the front desk.
We continue to ask that our patients wear a mask at all times.
Thank you for your patience during these trying and complicated times.
F.A.Q. about Covid-19
Where can I receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
Where can I get tested for Covid-19 in the Grand Rapids area?
What is Covid-19?
COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. Because it is a new virus, scientists are learning more each day. Although most people who have COVID-19 have mild symptoms, COVID-19 can also cause severe illness and even death. Some groups, including older adults and people who have certain underlying medical conditions, are at increased risk of severe illness.
What are the symptoms of Covid-19?
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
How long after a Covid-19 infection do I have to wait until can I be around others?
If you test positive or think you have COVID-19:
- Stay home for 5 days.
- If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
- Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.
*Please note, loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.
When Is it Safe to Be Around Someone Who Has Recovered From COVID-19?
It's safe for those who have had COVID-19 to be around others when they can meet all three criteria above:
It’s been 10 days since their symptoms started.
They haven’t had a fever (without taking any fever-reducing medication) for at least 24 hours.
Their symptoms (like a cough and shortness of breath) have improved.