With coronavirus (COVID-19), the safety of Asheville Endocrinology Consultants patients remain our top priority.
Asheville Endocrinology is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in partnership with our local and state health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you call and reschedule your appointment or request a Telehealth Visit. See below for testing site availability.
We are taking extra precautions including increased cleaning schedules with FDA approved anti-virals that last on surfaces for 24 hours.
Due to COVID-19 we are enforcing the following restrictions:
- No one exhibiting cough, fever or flu-like symptoms will be seen in the office. You may call your doctor’s medical assistant if you need prescription refills. Contact Buncombe County Health Department at (828) 250-5000 for mobile testing facilities.
- No children under the age of 12 allowed in the building.
- Anyone entering the building must wear a facemask or cloth face covering at all times.
- Only patients and essential caregivers are permitted to enter. If you have someone accompanying you, please have them wait in your vehicle. They will be asked to remain outside.
- There is hand sanitizer at the check-in desk. Please use liberally.
- For questions regarding COVID-19, call our main number at (828) 670-6812 and dial option 8.
- Thank you for your understanding. We value your health and safety as well as the health and safety of our staff.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:
- Shortness of breath
What can I do to protect myself and others?
Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
For additional information and ongoing updates on COVID-19, please refer to local and state health departments and the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) hub.