Matthews-Vu now offers COVID vaccines for patients 12 years and older. Patients ages 12 -17 must be accompanied by a legal guardian to receive the COVID vaccine. Vaccines will be administered by appointment only at individual Matthews-Vu locations (8/2/21).
Matthews-Vu can perform Rapid (15 minutes) Covid-19 Nucleic Acid Detection tests at all clinic locations. Additionally, we have the capability for Covid-19 PCR testing with a typical turnaround time of 24-48 hours. (8/2/2021)
Matthews-Vu is excited to see the strides our community has made towards the fight against COVID-19. As a healthcare organization, we continue to require all patients and staff to wear masks while indoors. #Don'tWaitVaccinate
Coronavirus Variants and Vaccines - JAMA, 4/7/2021
Matthews-Vu now offers a dedicated COVID vaccine hotline for pre-registration. This line will be monitored Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4 pm. The line will not be answered outside of these posted hours. The number is 719-474-7380. Please note... the staff is not able to answer questions beyond what the State and County have published and will not have specific information on vaccine availability.
Matthews-Vu offers a variety of visit options during this time. If you will be visiting us in person, you will be required to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you upon check-in.
According to the CDC, patients with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19 may present with persistent fever and a variety of signs and symptoms, including multi-organ (e.g., cardiac, gastrointestinal, renal, hematologic, dermatologic, neurologic) involvement, and elevated inflammatory markers. (Updated 5/19/20)
According to the CDC, “people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness. This list is not all-inclusive. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.” (5/11/20)
Pediatric patients with COVID-19 may experience the following signs or symptoms: fever, cough, nasal congestion or rhinorrhea, sore throat, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, fatigue, headache, myalgia, poor feeding or poor appetite. (Updated 5/4/20)
Matthews-Vu now offers HOME VISITS. Our Population Health team will send clinical staff to visit patients in their homes. This will be done with guidance of the patients’ primary providers. (Updated 4/28/20)
Matthews-Vu has remained open to care for patients during this difficult time of COVID-19 crisis. As our community transitions to a “Safer at Home” philosophy, we would like to remind everyone that our practice continues to offer TeleHealth visits, in addition to in-person office visits. We remain focused on the health and safety of our patients and our staff. We will continue to follow all CDC guidelines. We look forward to seeing you again. (Updated 4/27/20)
Matthews-Vu now accepts appointments for ANTIBODY TESTING for SARS CoV-2. Because we do not yet know the full protective effect of these antibodies, it is critical that you continue to follow the guidelines for social distancing. ANTIBODY TESTING is not to diagnose active COVID-19 infection. (Updated 4/24/20)
According to the CDC, “People with COVID-19 and in home isolation should be advised to restrict interaction with household animals, in addition to following other prevention measures to protect others from COVID-19. Specifically, while a person with COVID-19 is symptomatic, they should maintain separation from household animals as they would with other household members, and avoid direct contact with pets.” (Updated 4/24/20)
We can test for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Matthews-Vu. CAR VISITS are available to evaluate and test adult and pediatric patients with possible symptoms of COVID-19. You DO NOT need to go to the Emergency Room for COVID-19 testing. (Updated 4/6/20)
During this COVID-19 crisis, it is essential to continue routine health care in order to keep yourself healthy. Routine visit with your healthcare provider can be conducted from your home by TeleHealth. (Updated 4/6/20)
CDC recommends Maintaining Childhood Immunizations During COVID-19 Pandemic. (Updated 3/30/20)
If possible, we ask that patients limit those accompanying them to visits.
As we continue to take care of patients, we ask that anyone visiting our office wear a mask if they have one.
Matthews-Vu will continue to see all patients.
Matthews-Vu will continue to see sick patients.
Matthews-Vu will continue cleaning and disinfecting rooms as always.
Both teammates and patients should continue to use good hygiene to limit the spreading of ALL illnesses.
Watch KKTV's interview with our own Dr. Adam Robinson and learn more about COVID-19.