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COVID-19 Updates & Vaccination Information

We will be updating this page on a daily basis to help keep our patients and the community informed on the COVID-19 virus. Please check back for up to date information.

Valued Rancho Family Patients,

As the Covid-19 vaccine is currently in high demand, we want to assure you Rancho Family understands the importance of patient access and we have begun administering doses to our patients.  These first 2000 doses will be administered to those at the highest risk level, based on a health risk formula. We recognize everyone 65+ is at a higher risk and therefore, once we receive additional doses, we will be rolling them out in tiers and contacting patients once vaccinations are made available.

Rest assured, you will not need to contact us to verify your risk status, instead, RFMG will be contacting each patient individually, starting with the highest risk class.
We appreciate that many of you have been eager to receive this vaccine and we are no less eager to get them to you in a timely manner. At this juncture, we are not certain of the timeline we will receive our allotments of the vaccine, but will continue to contact patients individually with each new arrival.

In the meantime, Riverside County has vaccination distribution centers that require a Valid ID (for proof of being 65+) and pre-registration. You can register to receive your vaccination from Riverside County here: https://www.ruhealth.org/covid-19-vaccine
NOTE: You do NOT have to receive the Covid-19 vaccination from your doctor’s office.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

We are proud to announce we have received and started to administer vaccines to our patients! Click below to find out more information. 

Video Visits

we are here for you

Easy & convenient

Video chat with your doctor from the comfort of your own home.

Many appointment types

At this time, we are accepting most appointment types to be completed via Video Visits with your provider.

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If you are Experiencing Symptoms

follow these steps below

1. Stay home

Stay home if you arent feeling well. If others live in your house with you, they also need to stay home.

2. Call your doctor

Call your primary care physician and explain your symptoms. If you do not have a doctor, call us at (951)676-4193

3. Follow instructions

Your doctor will instruct you to either stay home or go to the ER based upon your symptoms.

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COVID-19 & Rancho Care

During these unprecedented times, it is important to know your doctors are here to treat your needs and keep you safe.  Our offices are taking every precaution to ensure patients are safe during their in-person visit appointments.

Yes, we have testing available Monday- Friday first thing in the morning. Call Today for an appointment. (951) 676-4193

Yes, however you must first have a phone consultation with one of our providers ensuring you meet specific criteria for testing. Once your need of being tested is confirmed, you can schedule a time to come through our drive through testing site. Call Today for an appointment. (951) 676-4193

Typically, results are in your chart within 24-48 hours. If your test results are positive, our staff will reach out upon receiving your results.

We use the nasal swab that is less invasive than the typical test.  Call Today for an appointment. (951) 676-4193

Our drive through testing site is at our Single Oak location in Temecula. Call Today for an appointment. (951) 676-4193

Yes, however you must first confirm you are COVID symptom-free when you speak to our appointment staff. We are not allowing COVID appointments in-person out of an abundance of safety for our staff as well as other patients. 

Yes, absolutely. If you still prefer to avoid coming into the clinic, many appointment types can be done over video or phone. When you call for an appointment, let the staff know you prefer one of these options.

WHAT IS COVID-19:

In late 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV-2, was identified as the cause of an outbreak of acute respiratory illness in Wuhan, a city in China. In February 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the disease COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019 **1

Helpful Information

The information below is based on current facts from the CDC

Spread is thought to occur mostly from person-to-person via respiratory droplets among close contacts. Close contact is defined as being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a person with COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time OR having direct contact with infectious secretions from a patient with COVID-19. Infectious secretions may include sputum, serum, blood, and respiratory droplets. **2

Thought to be within 14 day following exposure, with most cases 4-5 days after exposure.

Fever, Fatigue, Dry cough,  Myalgias, Dyspnea.

Individuals of any age can acquire COVID-19, although middle-aged adults and older are most susceptible. Older age is associated with increased mortality. 3 Symptomatic infections in children appear uncommon and is usually mild if present. 

No vaccine or specific treatment for COVID-19 is available; care is supportive.6

–Based on the person’s case, the decision is made to initiate home care/isolation or be managed at the hospital.

-Expected Course: Recovery times appear to be ~2 weeks for a mild infection and ~3-6 weeks for severe disease.**9  

Call your primary physician’s office if you are experiencing symptoms and have encountered anyone who has tested positive. 

-The best prevention remains taking regular health precautions such as covering your mouth with a tissue or your elbow if you sneeze or cough, washing your hands with soap and water, and staying home if you are sick.

— The California Department of Public Health, along with the CDC, does not recommend that healthy people wear masks at this time. However, masks are recommended to limit the spread of disease for people who are exhibiting respiratory symptoms.

Illness due to COVID-19 infection is generally mild, especially for children and young adults. However, it can cause serious illness: about 1 in every 5 people who catch it need hospital care. It is therefore quite normal for people to worry about how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect them and their loved ones.”

–“We can channel our concerns into actions to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. First and foremost among these actions is regular and thorough hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene. Secondly, keep informed and follow the advice of the local health authorities including any restrictions put in place on travel, movement, and gatherings.”

Pregnant women: Minimal information is available regarding COVID-19 during pregnancy. The intrauterine or perinatal transmission has not been identified

–Breastfeeding women: It is unknown whether the virus can be transmitted through breast milk; however, droplet transmission could occur through close contact during breastfeeding.

Links & Resources

  1. McIntosh, K. (n.d.). coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19. Retrieved March 11, 2020, from https://www.uptodate.com/contents/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19#H3392906512
  2. What Healthcare Personnel Should Know about Caring for Patients with Confirmed or Possible COVID-19 Infection. (2020, March 10). Retrieved March 11, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/caring-for-patients.html
  3. Wu Z, McGoogan JM. Characteristics of and Important Lessons From the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in China: Summary of a Report of 72 314 Cases From the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. JAMA 2020.
  4. Wang D, Hu B, Hu C, et al. Clinical Characteristics of 138 Hospitalized Patients With 2019 Novel Coronavirus-Infected Pneumonia in Wuhan, China. JAMA 2020.
  5. Interim US Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Persons with Potential Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Exposures: Geographic Risk and Contacts of Laboratory-confirmed Cases. (2020, March 7). Retrieved fromhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk-assessment.html#t26.
  6. Interim Guidance: Healthcare Professionals 2019-nCoV. (2020, March 4). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/clinical-criteria.html
  7. Home care for patients with suspected novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and management of contacts. (n.d.). Retrieved March 11, 2020, from https://www.who.int/publications-detail/home-care-for-patients-with-suspected-novel-coronavirus-(ncov)-infection-presenting-with-mild-symptoms-and-management-of-contact
  8. Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected. (n.d.). Retrieved March 11, 2020, from https://www.who.int/publications-detail/clinical-management-of-severe-acute-respiratory-infection-when-novel-coronavirus-(ncov)-infection-is-suspected
  9. WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 24 February 2020 https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-opening-remarks-at-the-media-briefing-on-covid-19—24-february-2020 (Accessed on February 26, 2020).
  10. nCoV2019. (n.d.). Retrieved March 11, 2020, from https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx
  11. Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19). (n.d.). Retrieved March 11, 2020, from https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
  12. Stigma and Resilience. (2020, March 3). Retrieved March 11, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/related-stigma.html