CoronaVirus (COVID 19)
Due to the number of emerging COVID 19 cases TAK Center for Mental Health is now offering all New and follow up patient visits via Telehealth services (Video). Physicians and staff are working hard to continue providing the best Psychiatric care without patient contact during this stressful and trying time. If you have questions or need assistance please contact our office via telephone or email.
Our phone number is 978.728.4957 and email is email@example.com
What can I do to prevent COVID-19?
Good hand hygiene is the best way to prevent transmission of COVID-19. This means washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer throughout the day. Do not touch your eyes, nose, mouth, or face with unwashed hands. Stay home when you are sick and avoid visibly sick people in the community. Cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands. Clean frequently touched surfaces on a daily basis. CDC Hand Hygiene Guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/hand/handwashing.html
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are cough and fever. Worrisome symptoms are shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. Runny nose, congestion, and sore throat.
Should I wear a mask in public?
Yes. We now know from recent studies that a significant number of individuals infected with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
For additional information regarding COVID 19 You can dial 211 from any Massachusetts phone to reach DPH for additional answers to questions.