As COVID-19 becomes more and more prevalent, it is important to keep our office safe for both our staff members and the patients who need to be seen but are not sick. We are therefore, for the time being, no longer seeing sick persons in the office but are instead offering them a way to consult with our providers via phone or computer. We simply text or email you with a link (inviting you to a secure video meeting) which you can then click on. After that, a prompt will appear on your device asking you to type in your name. Once you enter your name, the provider will begin the tele-medicine visit.
The visit will be billed to your insurance as it would a normal office visit. A few insurance companies are even covering the cost of the copay.
Finally, if you do not have a smartphone or a computer, there is still the option of getting a telephone call consultation (also billed to your insurance) with our providers.
We now have rapid tests available for COVID-19 testing. In combination with a tele-medicine visit, we are planning to swab people in their cars and they will know in about 15 minutes whether or not they have COVID-19. During the visit we can also evaluate patients for Strep and Flu. Please call for more details.
Please know that we continue to be open for your routine medical and primary care needs, preoperative physicals and DOT physicals.
Albany Office: (518) 869-9692
Latham Office: (518) 785-2662