Due to the constant changes in the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to deliver the care our patients need in a safe way. We will update this page with new information as it is available to us.
Vaccine Availability and Eligibility:
Effective 3/29/22, the CDC expanded eligibility for an additional booster dose for certain individuals who may be at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19. People over the age of 50 can now get an additional booster 4 months after their prior dose to increase their protection further. This is especially important for those 65 and older and those 50 and older with underlying medical conditions . The CDC, in collaboration with FDA and our public health partners, will continue to evaluate the need for additional booster doses for all Americans.”
R&B Medical Group has not received any of the Covid-19 vaccine to give to our patients. We are encouraging patients to visit coronavirus.health.ny.gov to find local vaccine sites across WNY and confirm your eligibility.
Safety Guidelines When visiting our Offices:
To keep you and our staff safe, we have put the following safeguards in place. Please follow these when in our office, to help us all stay safe. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Patients will be prescreened prior to their visit to ensure anyone with symptoms consistent with a risk of COVID infection do not come to the office.
Everyone must wear a face mask the entire time you are in our office. This includes the waiting room, and exam rooms. If your provider needs you to remove your mask, you will be instructed to do so.
Patients will have their temperature taken and answer additional Covid-19 specific questions upon arrival.
If you require a companion at your visit, please make sure only one person accompanies you and is also wearing a facemask.
Our office is continuing our regular practice of sanitizing each room after patients are seen.
Our staff is wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure everyone’s safety.
Hand sanitizer stations are located at our entrance, and throughout the office.
Keep a safe space (6 feet) between yourself and others while waiting in line, sitting in our waiting area and waiting for and riding the elevators.
New & expanded virtual care (telemedicine) options:
If you are unable to come into our office you may be able to convert your appointment to a video visit. Call your provider’s office to determine if this would be an option for you.
Symptoms of Covid 19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
What to do if you’re experiencing symptoms:
- Locate a testing site and get tested
- Remain home
- Limit contact with family members
If you test positive for Covid 19:
- Isolate from your family members
- Quarantine at home form 5 days if fully vaccinated, 10 days if not
- Continue to wear a mask after 5 day quarantine for an additional 5 days
- Seek medical treatment if you have:
- shortness of breath
- chest pain
It is important that you do not put your healthcare needs on hold. Whether you have a specific health concern or it is time for an annual wellness visit, we’re here to provide you with the care you need in a safe environment.