Health officials are reporting a rise in the number of positive COVID 19 cases, which has some clinics adjusting appointments. According to Cox Health, beginning this week, primary care clinics will be calling patients to reschedule some wellness and maintenance management appointments. A provider will review and approve any rescheduled appointments to ensure that all patients are receiving timely care.

According to Cox, rescheduling these appointments allows primary care physicians to add appointment times to treat patients who need symptomatic or emergent care.
At this time, CoxHealth’s urgent care facilities are operating beyond capacity, serving more than 700 patients per day, which is nearly double from last year. Cox Health patients who are ill and seeking care should call their primary care physician’s office first, rather than visiting urgent care. They can also use our Virtual Visits on Demand service to connect with a provider. In the coming weeks, hospitals, emergency departments, and urgent care offices are expected to be busy. According to Cox President Steve Edwards, nearly 95 percent of COVID Patients who are hospitalized are unvaccinated, so once again they are encouraging people to get vaccinated.