Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
At Ingham Community Health Centers, we are closely monitoring developments around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to protect our patients and staff, we want to provide you with helpful information and resources to keep you and our community safe.
Ingham Community Health Centers is requesting anyone who is ill or experiencing symptoms to Call their healthcare provider or facility before seeking care. For contact information, visit our Locations & Hours page.
Symptoms of coronavirus may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. They include:
Shortness of Breath
Prevention is KEY and Ingham Community Health Centers is working to limit the spread of illness through:
Continuous, thorough cleaning and sanitizing of exam rooms, lobbies and frequently touched surfaces at all facilities.
Making masks available for patient use, hand sanitizer and tissues available in all waiting areas.
COVID-19 is caused by a new respiratory virus. In December 2019, the virus began circulating in humans. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus and it has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia. Reported illnesses thus far have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: Everyone can help prevent the spread of coronavirus and other infectious diseases by practicing everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick and covering coughs and sneezes.
SCHOOL BASED CLINICS: Sexton, Eastern, Pattengil, Gardner and Everett are closed and will tentatively reopen Monday, April 13th.
DENTAL: We encourage our low-risk patients to keep their dental appointments as long as you do not have any of the symptoms.
MDHHS Coronavirus Hotline
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) launched a public hotline to answer health-related COVID-19 questions. The hotline will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136.
For the latest developments, prevention tips and risk factors, please visit the following pages on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website: