EHR UPDATE 8/1/2021
We have some exciting news at Guilford Medical Associates! On August 1st we are going live with a new, updated Electronic Health Record system. The new system will help your doctor & the staff continue to provide excellent care while employing the latest technology. As we continue to become more familiar and adjust our workflows to best leverage this new technology, please be patient. It may take an extra minute or two to fill in some additional information at first but it will be much more efficient than the old system.
Thank you for entrusting your medical care to the doctors and staff at Guilford Medical Associates, PA.
GMA COVID Update 7/29/21
It’s been awhile since our last update but with surging COVID cases locally and nationally and revisions to the CDC mask recommendation we wanted to provide some guidance to our patients. First and foremost, we strongly recommend that anyone 12 and older should get vaccinated. Vaccines remain SAFE and EFFECTIVE at preventing COVID, reduce the likelihood of spreading COVID to your loved ones and neighbors, and keep you from getting very ill from COVID. The latest data indicates that 94% of people who are testing positive have not been vaccinated. Moreover, 97% of hospitalized patients with COVID and 99% of people dying from COVID have not been vaccinated. Clearly, vaccines work so please get vaccinated as soon as possible and encourage your unvaccinated family and friends to do the same. We continue to offer Moderna vaccines to any current GMA patient age 18 and older in our drive through clinics. Please call 336-621-8911 to schedule your appointment. Walk-in vaccines are also available at most CVS and Walgreens locations. Additional options to receive the vaccine are listed below.
Secondly, with the highly contagious Delta variant representing 85% of cases nationwide and recent surge in cases, the CDC is advising everyone to wear masks again when in crowded indoor spaces in areas of high COVID spread. This currently includes Guilford County and most of NC. We support this recommendation as we have recently seen positive cases with mild symptoms in vaccinated patients and in patients with prior COVID infection. It appears that vaccinated people with asymptomatic infection may also spread the Delta variant more easily than with earlier, less contagious variants. So, until we see cases declining significantly again we advise wearing a mask in higher risk indoor settings. This is particularly important for unvaccinated people and for those with compromised immune systems. Hopefully, with more precautions and increasing vaccination rates we can turn things back around soon but until then we agree with CDC guidance to be extra cautious. We will continue to require patients and staff to wear masks when entering our building.
Additional options to receive a vaccine include:
Guilford County Health Department:
- Visit www.healthyguilford.com
- Call (336) 641-7944 (Option 2) from 8:00 am-5:00 pm
- Call (336) 890-1188
Outside Guilford County:
Information for Health Departments in surrounding counties:
- Alamance- https://www.alamance-nc.com/healthdept/
- Forsyth- https://www.forsyth.cc/covidupdate/#vaccine
- Randolph- https://www.randolphcountync.gov/Departments/Public-Health/COVID-19
- Rockingham- https://www.rockinghamcountypublichealth.org/pview.aspx?id=42469&catid=0
For additional opportunities in NC visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines/find-your-spot-take-your-shot
For additional information on the COVID-19 vaccines visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines
Closings or Delays:
Changes to regularly scheduled hours due to severe weather conditions will be posted here and also on the WFMY News2 website under closings & delays.
The office will be closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Office hours are 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday.
After hours care is available Weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 7:30am through 6:00pm
For a non-emergency appointment please contact our office at 336 621-8911 or through the patient portal.