COVID-19 Information

Attention all MD Now Patients

Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, if you have:

  • Visited one of the geographic areas where widespread community transmission of Coronavirus is occurring within the last 14 days -OR-
  • Been in close contact [within 6 feet for more than 1 hour] with a confirmed Coronavirus patient -OR-
  • Had community contact with a confirmed Coronavirus patient

CALL YOUR LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO DETERMINE IF YOU MEET THE CRITERIA FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING.

For the protection of other patients and our staff, WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT VISIT ONE OF OUR CLINICS IF YOU HAVE ONE OF THE ABOVE RISK FACTORS.

Geographies with widespread community transmission include:

  • China
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Europe, including the United Kingdom and Ireland
  • Parts of CA, MA, NY, and WA

Please note that the situation is changing rapidly and the geographic areas may have changed since this notice was posted. To stay up-to-date with the latest developments relating to Coronavirus, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Does MD Now offer testing or treatment for the Coronavirus/COVID-19?

    No – MD Now does not offer testing or treatment for

    No – MD Now does not offer testing or treatment for Coronavirus. Patients meeting the criteria for Coronavirus testing should go directly to their local Department of Health or Emergency Department if they are testing.

    The criteria for Coronavirus testing per the Florida Department of Health are:

    • Persons with a fever AND symptoms of lower respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath) who have traveled to one of the geographic areas where widespread community transmission of Coronavirus within 14 days of symptom onset. The geographies currently include China, Iran, South Korea, most of Europe and parts of CA, MA, NY and WA.
    • Persons part of an outbreak of suspected COVID-19.
    • Persons who have had close contact with a laboratory-confirmed Coronavirus patient within 14 days of symptom onset and have, or have had, a fever or symptoms of lower respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath).
    • Persons with symptoms who have had community contact with a laboratory-confirmed Coronavirus patient, are over 65 with chronic conditions or in an immunocompromised state, or those who are unsure if they meet the criteria for testing should call their local Department of Health for more information.
  • Does MD Now offer a vaccination for Coronavirus/COVID-19?

    No. There is currently no vaccination available for

    No. There is currently no vaccination available for Coronavirus.

  • Is it safe for me to visit MD Now?

    In addition to our standard infection control protocols,

    In addition to our standard infection control protocols, which include sanitizing exam rooms and tablets between patients and sanitizing common areas regularly throughout the day, we have taken additional steps to protect our patients and staff from Coronavirus which include:

    • Utilizing the triage and treatment algorithm released by the Florida Department of Health.
    • Requiring patients to cover any active coughs.
    • Utilizing JanPro’s EnviroShield® service to disinfect our clinics on a regular basis. EnviroShield® uses an environmentally friendly, medical-grade disinfectant to eliminate 99.99% of viruses and bacteria. It carries the EPA’s high grade for safety and is applied using a mist that reaches places that other systems cannot.
  • What are the differences between the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and the flu?

    The Coronavirus and flu have very similar symptoms.

    The Coronavirus and flu have very similar symptoms.

  • How does the Coronavirus/COVID-19 spread?

    The virus is believed to mainly spread from

    The virus is believed to mainly spread from person-to-person. We advise keeping at least six feet of distance from anyone who may be sick or showing early signs as this virus can be spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs and sneezes.

    Touching infected surfaces and objects then touching your eyes, mouth and nose may be another way that someone could become infected, however, this is not thought to be the main way this virus spreads.

  • What can I do to protect myself from Coronavirus/COVID-19?

    There are many precautions you can take to protect yourself

    There are many precautions you can take to protect yourself against the Coronavirus and the first would be to get a flu shot. Although a flu vaccine cannot protect you from COVID-19 directly, you are more likely to develop severe pneumonia if you were to contract both viruses simultaneously.

    Additionally, it is also important to frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available. Gels, rubs and hand wipes all work well as long as they contain at least 60% alcohol.

    Lastly, always be sure to cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or with the inside of your elbow, never your hands. Also try to stay at least 6 feet away from people who are sick and do not share water bottles, drinks, sports equipment such as mouthpieces, etc.

  • Does MD Now provide medical clearance exams for Coronavirus/COVID-19?

    No. We can provide a general medical clearance exam for

    No. We can provide a general medical clearance exam for communicable diseases if you do not meet the testing criteria for Coronavirus. However, we cannot provide clearance specifically for COVID-19, even for patients who do not have any symptoms or do not meet the Florida Department of Health’s testing criteria, since we are unable to perform the testing required to do so.

MD Now offers virtual visits so you can get superior care from home or in one of our clinics. If you are experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, our providers can help you determine what steps to take.