North Atlanta Primary Care

COVID-19 Update Article

Coronavirus Update #2

Posted on March 17, 2020 by Physicians and Staff at NAPC

NAPC is receiving numerous questions on our patient portal. We will continue to communicate with you to provide you the best advice in receiving treatment in our clinics during this challenging time.

Question: When should I consider getting checked for COVID-19?

I have mild symptoms: If you are experiencing mild symptoms of seasonal cough, runny nose, itching eyes and sore throat please stay home and manage with OTC medications that you may obtain from your local pharmacy. Going to the ER is not advised.

I have more serious symptoms: If you are experiencing both fever and a cough you should call our offices. Patients with significant fatigue and body aches or patients with serious underlying health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes are more at risk and should consider making an immediate appointment. Please call our office first. We will direct you to the appropriate clinic that is fully staffed for handling infectious cases.  

When should I go to the ER: If you are experiencing shortness of breath, extreme weakness and low blood pressure you are best evaluated in the hospital ER. Call 911 for transportation if symptoms are extreme. You should call the ER prior to showing up. Please wear a mask or obtain one immediately at admission.

Do I need to be tested? Please keep in mind if you do not have fever you probably do not have coronavirus. Drive through testing at Walmart and Walgreens will be available soon. NAPC has limited testing kits available now. Results may take 1-2 days to return. Do not go to ER for testing if you are asymptomatic.

Lastly, our 12 offices remain open. As of March 16th we have no positive COVID-19 patients or employees. We will continue to provide care to you during this challenging time and we will protect the health of our staff and patients while in our offices.

Alpharetta: 3400-C Old Milton Parkway, Suite 270, Alpharetta, GA 30005
Braselton: 1255 Friendship Road, Suite 130, Braselton, GA 30517
Cumming: 1800 Northside Forsyth Drive, Suite 450, Cumming, GA 30041
East Cobb: 1121 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 450, Marietta, GA 30068
Johns Creek: 4235 Johns Creek Parkway, Suite A, Suwanee, GA 30024
Sandy Springs: 1150 Hammond Dr., Building E, Suite 310, Atlanta, GA 30328
Sugar Hill: 4700 Nelson Brogdon Blvd., Suite 250, Buford, GA 30518
West Paces: 3200 Downwood Circle NW, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30327
Woodstock: 250 Parkbrooke Place, Suite 300, Woodstock, GA 30189

All locations: 770-442-1911