Work Kare Clinics

Work Kare has continued to serve and advise the business community at all of our clinics during the pandemic. Like all clinics at Willis-Knighton, Work Kare is taking additional precautions to assure the safety of patients and our staff.

Screening –  Patients are screened when they arrive.

Appointment Scheduling  -- We are spacing appointments to limit the number of people at the clinic.

Social Distancing -- Waiting areas are configured to accommodate social distancing.

Masks/Face Coverings – Our staff are all masked. We encourage patients to wear masks when they arrive, as they are able. 

Sanitation & Cleaning – Our staff members use hand sanitizer/handwashing after all interactions with patients. They are carefully cleaning areas used in patient care throughout the day. Hand sanitizer is available in our clinics.

Discontinuation of Spirometry Testing – Because this is an aerosol-generating procedure, we have discontinued this service at the recommendation of the American College of Environmental Occupational Medicine.

FACTS ABOUT COVID-19

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

The most common symptoms that may appear 2 to 14 days following exposure to the virus are:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

Symptoms may also include at least two of these:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

COVID-19 RISK FACTORS

  1. Travel to an affected country/region
  2. Close contact (within 6 feet) with a person diagnosed with COVID-19

IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE COVID-19

If you suspect you have COVID-19 AND you have one of more of the risk factors, immediately call your primary care physician for instruction.  If you do not have a primary care provider, call the Louisiana Department of Health general information line (2-1-1) or your preferred healthcare provider (urgent care, emergency department) for instructions. 

DO NOT ARRIVE AT ANY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER WITHOUT CALLING FIRST TO GET INSTRUCTIONS. Arriving at a location without getting instruction risks exposure of others who do not have this virus. 

IF YOUR CONDITION IS LIFE-THREATENING, CALL 9-1-1, but be sure to SHARE YOUR SYMPTOMS and RISK FACTORS with the operator so appropriate measures can be taken when transporting you to a healthcare facility.

Avoid public areas.  Stay at home away from others if you are sick.

Limit contact with pets and animals. Since little is known about this virus, avoid contact with your pets. If you must care for a pet while ill, wash your hands before interacting with the pet and wear a facemask.

Cover your coughs and sneezes. Dispose of tissues in a lined trashcan. Wash your hands immediately.

Clean your hands often. Wash with soap and water at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom, and before eating or preparing food. If you do not have soap and water, use an alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your face.  Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Clean household/personal items daily. These include your dishes, cell phone, computer keyboard, door knobs, countertops, sink faucet handles, etc.