As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, please refer to the below for credible sources, BPC updates, and Burke County-specific information.
Update: COVID-19 Vaccines
Updated 02/22: The COVID19 vaccination program is being managed by the Federal Government in which Burke Primary Care is participating in the program, as soon as doctors' offices are allocated vaccines. Currently, Burke County Health Department is managing Phases 1 and 2. Due to limited supply, Burke Primary Care is encouraging everyone to get the vaccine where they can. In a few weeks, the State of NC will update doctors' offices on when they are progressing to the next phase of vaccination. Please check back for vaccine updates or check our Facebook page.
Get the facts
Refer to credible sources for COVID-19 info and avoid misinformation.
CDC (Center for Disease Control): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
WHO (World Health Organization): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
At Burke Primary Care, we strive to make our offices safe and our services available to all patients.
- In an effort to keep the infection from spreading and in-office patients protected, all potentially COVID-19 patients are tested via a drive-through clinic. Once negative, they may enter the building if needed.
- All staff and providers at BPC wear masks
- All staff and providers at BPC socially distance
- Shields have been applied to the front desks
- Temperature checks are given on entrance to the building
What to Know Before Coming In
Burke Primary Care continues to do our part in reducing the opportunity for spreading the virus.
- All patients should call ahead to make an appointment
- When entering the building, patients should wear a face mask
- When coming for a lab test, please call from your car to cut down on crowds in the building
What to Know on our Drive-Through Clinic
- COVID-19 tests are only provided for patients of BPC on their provider's order
- If you have any flu-like symptoms, please describe them to your provider before coming in the building
- BPC offers 3 types of COVID-19 tests, discuss with your provider if you are experiencing symptoms
- Read more about our COVID-19 testing
Our Procedure for Patients that Test Positive
- BPC informs the Health Department of all positive tests (required by Public Health Policy)
- The BPC Care Team stays in regular communication with the patient
- Keeping the patient informed of any appointments or schedule changes
- Advise on any next steps required
- Staying in touch with any changes in condition
- Virtual Visits with the patient's provider are conducted regularly
Tips on Being in Public
Practicing public safety and responsibility will help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe.
- Wear a mask
- Practice social distancing
- Don't attend large gatherings (no more than 10 inside and 25 outside)
- If you have tested positive, stay isolated in an area of your household
- If you have tested positive, don't go out in public
- Wash your hands frequently
Commonly asked questions from Burke Primary Care providers
I am not a patient, can I get a COVID-19 test at Burke Primary Care?
Unfortunately no, we are not able to offer COVID-19 testing to non-patients at Burke Primary Care. We recommend calling your doctor and asking where you should go.
I think I have COVID-19 symptoms, but I also have allergies. What should I do?
Please refer to the CDC's listing on symptoms here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html. If you think you might have COVID-19, call your primary care provider for guidance.
I have the antibodies. Am I safe from getting COVID-19 again?
Since COVID-19 is relatively new, this is still an unknown. There have been cases of patients getting COVID-19 more than once. We recommend practicing all the safety precautions listed above and assuming it is possible to get it again.
My family member has COVID-19, and we live in the same house. What do I do?
Try to designate an area for that family member and practice social distancing. It is possible for one household member to get COVID-19 and not infect others. Keep an eye out for symptoms and call your primary care provider if you start to develop any possible signs.
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