COVID-19 Updates from Family Care Specialists
Our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients. Based on the guidelines from the CDC and local and state public health departments, we want to ensure that we continue to deliver safe, quality care while limiting further spread of COVID-19 virus.
Please Call Ahead First:
If you are sick, and have symptoms you believe may be related to COVID-19 (such as fever, cough, shortness of breath), we ask that you please call our office for instructions before you walk in. If you have an emergency, please call 911.
Current Services & Safety Precautions:
We are able provide patient visits in our office, as well as out of office through telemedicine.
We are taking every necessary precaution to ensure that you feel safe about coming into our offices. Click here to see the list (in Spanish and English) of extra precautions we're taking to protect patients and staff.
Telemedicine for Urgent and Routine Care Visits:
We are grateful for a generous grant from Health Net to support the implementation of telemedicine. During the Covid-19 pandemic, telemedicine has supported our efforts for safety and effectiveness of patient care.
Telemedicine allows you to have a scheduled patient visit with your provider from the comfort of your own home via a phone call or video visit. We have same day visit options and can address many health issues through telemedicine.
If you have a chronic disease or a complex health issue, like diabetes, telemedicine visits are a great way for you to routinely connect with your doctor. Telemedicine will continue after the Covid-19 crisis and these visits offer a convenient way to stay on top of your health.
Please call our offices for Covid-19 testing options, referrals, and clinical advice.
The Covid-19 vaccine is free and available for everyone, regardless of immigration status. Locations for this and scheduling can be done at the website/phone number below.
Convenient for many of our patients, appointments for vaccinations noted below can be made at White Memorial Medical Center across the street from our Boyle Heights clinic locations.
Appointments can be made at www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) or Spanish (www.VacunateLosAngeles.com) or by calling 833-540-0473. Please note that you can go to the LA County Public Health website to get up-to-date information on vaccination eligibility and schedules for LA County residents.
Vaccination Educational Video: "Myths and Realities"
On March 11, 2021, FCS Medical Director, Dr. Hector Flores did a Covid vaccination "Myths and Realities" presentation for the community. Click here for this video on Youtube.