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Due to Covid restrictions if you have an appointment in office you are not allowed to have anyone attend the appointment with you unless it is medically necessary.  This will stay in effect until further notice under Covid restrictions

Please speak to office staff with questions.   

Welcome to 

Wheat Ridge

Internal Medicine

303-422-2343

wrinternalmed@wrimdocs.com

COVID VACCINE INFORMATION

 

     We’re receiving a very high volume of calls and electronic messages with questions about COVID-19 vaccination. We are posting the best available information here and will keep it updated. We respectfully ask that you not contact the office seeking different answers.

 

     As COVID-19 vaccines are approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration, nationwide military distribution of the available inventory via “Operation Warp Speed” occurs on a rolling basis in proportion to each State’s percentage of the overall population. Once vaccine supply arrives in Colorado, it is handled by the National Guard according to priorities and policies coordinated by the Department of Public Health and Environment (which decides the “who, when, and how” of getting this all done). The basic structure of their overall plan can be seen in the blue "Phase" diagram below.

 

     At this time, we are unable to offer vaccination directly to our patients. So far, we have not received any vaccines for use in our clinic – and it is unclear if or when this will change in the future. For these reasons, we do not have a “waiting list.”

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MOST RECENT UPDATES INCLUDE:

 

12/20/2020  Governor Polis announces the beginning of Phase 1B, and the addition of individuals over the age of 70 to that recipient group. 

1/06/2021  Colorado establishes a centralized online resource to provide information on where and how eligible individuals can seek vaccination. The initial providers include several hospitals and health-systems, with more to be added as they become available. Click here to open the link, and scroll to the middle of the page to view details:

 

                                                Vaccine for Coloradans | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

1/08/2021    Governor Polis announces:

 

(1)  a goal of vaccinating 70% of Coloradans  age 70 and older by February 28.
 

(2) a supply allocation plan distributing vaccines to providers across Colorado, helping ensure fair and efficient administration - with specific targets of:
 
          * Hospitals: 50%
          * Federally Qualified Health Centers: 20%
          * Community Partners and Local Public Health Agencies: 20%
          * Retail Pharmacies: 10%

(3) an updated "flowsheet" demonstrating when different groups can expect to be eligible for vaccination:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONGOING     Since the State will ultimately enlist "chain” pharmacies (like Walgreen’s, CVS, WalMart, King Soopers, Safeway, Target, etc) and/or County public health departments to provide the actual “shot in the arm” service to large numbers of the population, patients can try calling some of these entities in their local area or checking their respective websites - to determine if they will eventually be participating in these efforts, and to ask how to sign up for alerts, notifications, or waiting lists ahead of when these programs actually go live.

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* We will continue to post verified new information here as soon as it is available.

* Please check back frequently for updates.

* In the meantime, additional reliable information from public health authorities is online at:

COVID-19 vaccine | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

Vaccines | CDC

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC

* Until vaccines are truly widely available, the virus will probably keep spreading in the community - so it is VERY important that you continue to protect yourself and others as best you can: wear a mask; practice social distancing; wash your hands frequently and try not to touch your face; avoid unnecessary travel; remain home as much as possible.

* Stay safe, stay informed, stay vigilant.

COVID-19 update:

As our communities start to reopen, rest assured that WRIM is here to safely serve you and your family.

If you are unsure about what types of healthcare you can or should access during this time, please remember:

  • Do not delay seeking emergency care. Chest pain, strokes and other serious conditions should never be ignored. Call 911 if you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency.

  • If you have a new symptom or health concern which is not an emergency, we can evaluate your condition in our adjacent free-standing exam unit – which allows us to see acutely ill patients on our premises while avoiding their direct contact with the well patients in our main clinic area.

  • We are currently offering PCR-based testing for the “novel Corona virus” to identify cases of active infection.

  • We are not currently recommending testing for antibodies against the “novel Corona virus” to identify cases of prior infection.

  • Due to the shortcomings of antibody testing, it is currently not possible to “clear” a patient to return to work,  to “approve” a patient for unrestricted social engagement, or to specify a patient as “immune” from COVID-19.

  • Continue getting treatment for chronic conditions. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, COPD, or high blood pressure, it is important to continue following your care plan and stay in touch with your provider.

  • Take advantage of new virtual care offerings. Many non-urgent conditions can be treated safely and easily with telemed video visits.  Call us for information.

  • Schedule in-person appointments by calling our office for triage and scheduling.

New Patient?

Please take a moment to download and complete WRIM's new patient forms prior to your appointment

 Holiday Hours 2020

05/25/2020 - Closed

07/03/2020 - Closed

07/04/2020 - Closed

09/07/2020 - Closed

11/26/2020 - Closed

11/27/2020 - 8am - Noon  Urgent Care

12/24/2020 - 8am - Noon  Urgent Care

12/25/2020 - Closed

12/31/2020 - 8am - Noon Urgent care

01/01/2021 - Closed

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