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Dear EMG Patient,
We encourage you to continue practicing social distancing for your health and the health of others.
To keep patients safely at home, EMG started televideo visits in April 2020 and it has been very well received. If a physician or nurse practitioner visit can be accomplished without leaving your home or office, we highly recommend this new option. Our staff is happy to offer step by step instructions to set up the visit on your computer or smartphone. (See our website for more information on easy televideo set up).
But of course, we realize, at times, only an in-person office visit will do.
Our offices are open for in-person visits. For now, we have purposefully reduced our in-office appointment schedules to make visits safer for our patients. Our physicians will divide their time between televideo visits and in-person visits to allow for less patient physically streaming throughout our facilities. We appreciate your patience as we try to accommodate our office visits and navigate through these times.
When itʼs time for an office visit, you will notice the following changes in protocol to assure your safety when you return:
Please check our website for updates on our new office protocols and you can always call or send us a text with any questions to 714-965-2500.
These times are unprecedented, but our physicians and staff remain committed to providing the best care to our patients in the safest manner possible. We thank you for your patience and support as we make practice changes to safely care for you and our Edinger Family.
The Physicians and Staff of
Edinger Medical Group
Dear Edinger Adult Patients,
This important communication is an update on what Edinger Medical Group is doing to address the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic.
We are taking this health crisis very seriously. Our main priority remains the professional care we provide our patients. Every day, Edinger Medical Group welcome visits from both acutely ill patients, alongside healthy individuals presenting for routine exams. We feel it is our responsibility to safeguard the health of our dedicated staff and all our patients, including our most vulnerable senior patient population.
Due to abundant concern for COVID- 19 community spread in Orange County and the wellbeing of everyone:
Edinger Medical Group now offers telehealth visits (a scheduled phone visit with a provider) for all adult patients requesting an office evaluation for respiratory symptoms. This phone visit will require patient consent and be billed to your insurance with applicable copays.
By offering telehealth, we are able to handle both the significant influx of ill patients to the office with respiratory illnesses and prevent the community spread of infection.
A telephonic visit will be converted to an in office evaluation if deemed appropriate by the provider.
Edinger Telehealth was to be presented as a convenience option to our patients in the near future has now been expedited to fulfill an important current need.
For patient convenience, scheduled telephone visits with a provider may also be applied to other simple visit types and may be offered as appropriate by our schedulers based on Edinger triage guidelines.
Although we absolutely welcome all in office visits, we do recommend that healthy patients give thought to the necessity of any scheduled non urgent visits during this time.
We will remain proactive in our approach to this everchanging health care crisis. Thank you in advance for your understanding and working together with us to keep everyone safe. We hope our telehealth option offers the confidence and reassurance that we will continue to provide care to all keeping our offices as safe an environment for patients and staff.
The Physicians of Edinger Medical Group