Bellingham Natural Family Medicine is closely following updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak from the CDC (U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and local and state public health organizations.
We are now offering telemedicine visits via video conferencing to our patients. This allows us to provide care for patients who are best served by staying home while keeping our clinic safe for those who must be seen in person. For telemedicine visits, a smart phone or computer with camera is needed. We are also able to schedule phone visits as needed.
Telemedicine can be used for many different types of visits, including cold and flu symptoms, minor injuries, rashes, medication review, general follow-up, etc. In-office visits may need to be scheduled when physical exam is necessary. Our public health organization is recommending that we continue to schedule well child visits with no interruption to childhood vaccine schedules for families who are comfortable coming in.
If you have symptoms that may be related to the COVID-19 illness, please call the clinic during regular business hours to schedule a telemedicine visit with one of our physicians. We continue to test established patients for the coronavirus at the clinic and refer to Whatcom County Public Health drive-through testing as needed.
At this time, our front office staff are working from home to respond to patient needs during our regular business hours Monday through Friday 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm.
To schedule a visit or pickup supplements, please contact the clinic at (360)738-7654. For supplements, we will make arrangements to provide pickup outside the clinic.