Waterville Family Practice
We are now seeing patients for routine care, acute care and chronic illness checks. We ask that all patients wear masks for the entire visit in the office; we will call the day prior to your visit to pre-screen for any symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms may include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, vomiting and diarrhea and a loss of taste or smell. We will also ask if you may have been exposed to a person that is confirmed COVID-19. If you do have any COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 person, your visit may be handled differently (such as a Telehealth or a phone visit). Providers will be consulted in order to decide how best to handle your visit. Rest assured that you will be cared for safely even if you do have symptoms. Additionally, if you have traveled outside the state of Maine (with the exceptions of NH and VT) in the last 2 weeks, you may be asked to postpone your visit or convert to a Telehealth visit.
We do offer Telehealth visits when appropriate. If you are concerned about being seen in person, this may be an option for you. We are taking extensive precautions to keep our patients safe with careful and frequent sterilization of surfaces and chairs, moving patients quickly out of our waiting room and keeping sick patients out of the waiting and our usual exam rooms. Additionally, all of our providers and the majority of our staff have been vaccinated which will reduce your risk of contracting the virus from anyone in our office.
Due to State of Maine prohibitions, we will not be able to vaccinate patients in our office for COVID-19. However; our providers unanimously agree that everyone who qualifies for the vaccination should be vaccinated when it is available to them. The only definitive contraindication for COVID-19 vaccination is an allergy to this vaccine. A prior severe reaction to another vaccine might be a reason to exercise additional caution with COVID-19 vaccination and we encourage you to call and consult with your provider if you are not sure if you can safely receive the vaccine.
Vaccination is available through Maine General, Northern Lights Health, Maine Health, Redington Fairview and at select Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies. Click on the following link for phone numbers and websites to sign up for a vaccination appointment:
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Maine is currently vaccinating Maine residents who are 60 years of age and older.
Call Us: 1.207.873.1181