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Health Advice From Our Healthcare Professional

Start leading a healthier lifestyle today! Receive useful health tips from our healthcare expert at Compassionate Care Clinic in Searcy, AR. Check out our featured health advice from Holly Bunn on living a healthy, fulfilled life.


Background information:

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in humans and in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and now with SARS-CoV-2.


Published and early reports suggest spread from person-to-person most frequently happens during close exposure to a person infected with COVID-19. Person-to-person appears to occur similar to other respiratory viruses, mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths, noses, or eyes of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.  Although not likely to be the predominant mode of transmission, it is not clear the extent to which touching a surface contaminated with the virus and then touching the mouth, nose, or eyes contributes to transmission.


Compassionate Care Clinic will be screening patients using the tool (Persons Under Investigation form PUI) from Arkansas Department of Heath    https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/covid-19-guidance-for-healthcare-providers  .  You are encouraged to check this website twice daily for updated information regarding COVID-19 in Arkansas.


Those individuals with positive PUI screening will be asked to competed the online screening form to see if they require testing at https://uamshealth.com/healthnow/  This screening will direct you to testing or no testing.


Compassionate Care Clinic will utilize all precautions including seeing clients one at a time, keeping the waiting room closed and using cell phone check in, and staff will wear mask and gloves.  We strive to build a healthy community one individual at a time.