Seeing Your Doctor and Getting Your Medicine During COVID-19

It's important to continue managing your health during the COVID-19 outbreak. Although the risk can be scary or stressful, there are things you can do to get the care your need in a safe way. The following is a list of recommendations and guidelines to help keep yourself and others safe while getting the physician attention and medications you need.

Talk to your doctor online or by phone when possible

  • If available, use virtual care or communicate with your caregiver via email or phone.
  • If you have a non-emergent medical procedure planned, talk with your doctor about possibly rescheduling.

McLarenNow Virtual Visit
*McLarenNow is available to Michigan residents. You do not have to be a current McLaren patient to use this service.

Protect yourself and others when you must go out in public

  • If you believe that you may have COVID-19 (especially if you are showing symptoms), notify your healthcare provider before your visit and follow their instructions.
  • Use a cloth face mask to cover your mouth and nose when you have to go out in public.
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth, or eyes.
  • Maintain a 6 feet distance from others.
  • When possible, use touchless payment methods. If you can't use touchless payment, be sure to use hand sanitizer after paying. Be sure to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as soon as possible.

Limit how often you have to go to the pharmacy

  • Order your prescriptions before visiting the pharmacy. Plan ahead to order new and refilled medications and pick up all your prescriptions at the same time.
  • Use curbside pickup, delivery, mail-order, or drive through windows whenever possible.
  • Ask your caregiver and pharmacist about getting a larger supply of your medicines so you don't need to visit the pharmacy as often.