Our Regular Hours
8:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 2:00pm
Holiday Hours 2021
05/31/2021 - Closed
07/05/2021 - Closed
09/06/2021 - Closed
11/25/2021 - Closed
11/26/2021 - 8am - Noon Urgent Care
12/23/2021 - 8am - Noon Urgent Care
12/24/2021 - Closed
12/25/2021 - Closed
12/30/2021 - 8am - Noon Urgent care
12/31/2021 - Closed
01/01/2022 - Closed
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COVID-19 : GENERAL CARE RECOMMENDATIONS
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.
COVID-19 : NO VISITOR POLICY
Current public health orders require that we limit the number of people in our building at any given time in order to maintain appropriate distancing, limit exposures, and maximize safety.
Therefore, until further notice, patients should not bring visitors, family members, or companions with them to their appointments unless the presence of those individuals is "medically necessary" - to provide or receive clinical information, to assure the safety of patients with cognitive impairment, or to assist with the mobility of patients with physical challenges or limitations.
If you have questions about this policy, please speak with our office staff prior to arriving for your appointment.
COVID VACCINE: GENERAL INFORMATION
We continue to receive many 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 or "better" information.
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 conveyed by the National Guard according to priorities set by Governor Polis and policies coordinated by the Department of Public Health and Environment. The logistics of administering these vaccines is being centrally managed to make sure that the process is efficient, coherent, and fair across the State.
Additional detailed information on Colorado's approach to COVID-19 vaccination strategy and planning is available at the following State webpages:
Colorado has also established a hotline to provide updated vaccination information by telephone:
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE COVID-19 VACCINE, PLEASE CALL:
1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926)
Available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
Answers available in multiple languages.
COVID VACCINE: PHASED ADMINISTRATION PLAN
Colorado has established a "phased" plan for administration of the COVID-19 vaccines
The most recent version of the basic framework and projected timeline is shown in the diagram below:
COLORADO IS CURRENTLY IN
OF THE VACCINATION PLAN
COVID VACCINE: HOW AND WHERE PATIENTS CAN GET VACCINATED
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.
We do not know if or when we may have vaccines available in the future.
For these reasons, we do not have a “waiting list.”
The initial rollout of vaccines in Colorado has been coordinated by the State using a network of multiple partners - including major hospitals, health systems, select clinics, community organizations, local health departments, and major chain pharmacies. Patents who are eligible to receive vaccine in the current phase as shown in the diagram above, or patients who wish to sign up now to receive information/notification when they become eligible in future phases, can use the quick-reference contact list below:
Denver Health - call 303-436-7000 or visit denverhealth.org/CovidVaccine
Centura Health - call 866-414-1562 or visit centura.org/vaccine
UCHealth - call 720-462-2255 or visit UCHealth.org/covidvaccine
Kaiser Permanente - call: 303-338-4545 or visit kp.org/covidvaccine/colorado
Boulder Community Health - call 303-415-7777 or visit bch.org
Vail Health - call 970-328-9750 or visit vailhealth.org/covid-19/vaccines
SCL Health - call 1-833-762-0141 or visit sclhealth.org/covidvaccine
HealthONE - call 303-453-2477 or visit healthonecares.com/vaccine
Salud Family Health Centers - visit saludclinic.org
Banner Health System: Please take the survey online to determine if you are eligible to receive the vaccine. Banner encourages people to schedule appointments online as they are receiving a high number of requests.
Center Summit View in Weld County:
Fort Collins Lady Moon in Larimer County:
Banner Family Medicine-Brush in Morgan County:
Banner Health Family Care Clinic in Logan County:
Or call: 1-844-549-1856
Walmart and Sam's Club - COVID-19 Vaccine Locations - Walmart and Sam's Clubs - Colorado
More detailed, extensive, and specific county-by county information on vaccination resources can be found on the following State webpage:
Patents may also check an integrated online resource to locate vaccine providers closest to them at the following site::
COVID VACCINE: INFORMATION ON THE VACCINES THEMSELVES
Current, reliable information about COVID-19 vaccine safety, side effects, design, and mechanisms of action, is available on the following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) webpages:
COVID VACCINE: INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN VACCINATED
If you have already been vaccinated, you can use this link to enroll in the CDC's "V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker" to provide personalized health check-ins and to help the CDC track any side effects:
COVID VACCINE: TIMELINE OF IMPORTANT EVENTS
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.
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:
1/25/2021 Colorado establishes a toll-free hotline to provide updated vaccine information by telephone.
1/29/2021 Governor Polis updates the Phase plan, and announces that:
(1) Phase 1B.2 is projected to begin on February 8th, 2021.
(2) Colorado is currently one of the top states in the country when it comes to administering the vaccine by consistently exhausting its weekly supplies and letting no dose go to waste.
2/8/2021 Providers are authorized to begin Phase 1B.2, although not all of them are ready to do so immediately.
3/5/2021 On the one-year anniversary of the first diagnosed case of COVID-19 in Colorado, the State enters Phase 1.B.3 of the vaccination plan. An additional one million people are now eligible to be vaccinated.
3/19/2021 Colorado enters Phase 1.B.4, making an additional 2.5 million residents eligible for vaccination. According to the current distribution strategy, this is the last "restricted" stage before vaccine is ultimately authorized for the general public sometime in the next several weeks.
4/02/2021 Colorado opens Phase 2 of the vaccine distribution plan, making the general public age 16 and over eligible to be immunized as supply allows. The intent of this classification is to vaccinate any Coloradans who were not included in earlier phases because they have lower risk of exposure or are less likely to have severe outcomes from COVID-19 . This marks a significant milestone in the ongoing effort to control, and eventually end, the pandemic.
COVID VACCINE: TAKE-HOME MESSAGES
* We will continue to post verified new information here as soon as it is available.
* Please check back frequently for updates.
* 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.
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