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Meritus Medical Group Practices, Other Outpatient Services, Fully Open for In-Person Visits

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As the state of Maryland continues to reopen, the public is reminded that in-person appointments are available at Meritus Medical Group practices and other outpatient services of Meritus Health.

Patients who wish to have a visit with a provider must first call the practice directly to speak to a staff member and make an appointment. Phone numbers are available online at MeritusHealth.com.

Telehealth and e-visits will continue to be available as an option. These allow patients to discuss health concerns with a provider either through a video “virtual” visit or a phone call and became a natural addition to the continuum of care during the COVID-19 pandemic when patients had to remain in their homes. Health care providers discuss any potential need for an in-person follow-up visit with individuals during telehealth appointments.

Patients should be aware of new guidelines when coming to a health care practice for an in-person visit, including:

  • Masks must be worn by all patients upon entering the practice. If the patient does not have a mask, a face covering will be offered to him/her upon arrival.
  • All patients will have their temperature checked upon entering the practice.
  • Patients should significantly limit the number of support people they bring with them to the appointment. No one attending the appointment with a patient should be younger than age 18.
  • Please practice good hand hygiene before, during and after the appointment.
  • Please try and maintain the appropriate social distance to others in the practice – a minimum of six feet from other people. Appointments are being staggered in order to limit the number of people in the waiting rooms at one time.

“Our employees continue to follow all appropriate guidelines from the CDC and Maryland Department of Health for the current COVID-19 pandemic so that patients coming for in-person visits will remain safe in our health care environments,” says Douglas Spotts, M.D., FAAFP, chief health officer. “Our community can trust that our practices, other outpatient services and of course, our hospital, are safe and open for all of your needs.”

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