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Safety Measures for Coronavirus

The Veranda will be taking extra measures to protect our patients and treat our patients during this time. We will continue to monitor the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for information updates for Healthcare Professionals to remain up-to-date on the latest information available about the virus and their best practice recommendations.

The early symptoms of the Coronavirus are typical flu-like symptoms with body aches and lethargy. The virus attacks the lower respiratory tract so it produces a deeper cough and fever. Milder upper respiratory symptoms like runny nose and a sore throat are probably from seasonal allergies or more common cold viruses. If you have any of the symptoms of the virus, we will be requiring all patients to wear a mask at all times at The Veranda.

In some cases, we will offer swabbing in the parking lot to prevent patients from having to come in and expose our staff and others to the virus.

When making an appointment, our phone staff will advise you more on this procedure.

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COVID-19 HOTLINE at The Veranda
Call us at 229-883-3116

Our Veranda nurses will be staffing our 7 Day A Week COVID-19 hotline! Starting Tuesday, March 24th, we have will have a dedicated COVID-19 Hotline that will be taking calls at the following times:

    • M-F: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    • SAT: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • SUN: 12:00 9m - 2:00 pm

This will help clear up the congestion of our main phone center so patients with COVID-19 questions can call the hotline directly. This hotline is for you....to help answer your questions about COVID-19. The Veranda COVID-19 Hotline number is 229-883-3116. We are here for you. You are not alone.


Telemedicine Appointments

Due to social distancing, now is the best time to schedule a telemedicine appointment at The Veranda. It's the perfect solution to meet with your doctor from the comfort of your home or office.

Physicians, Dr. Jackson, Dr. Inman, Dr. Yeh and Dr. Wilson are signed up and ready to help you virtually with your medical needs. Most of our non-physician providers are available to assist you as well.

From your desktop, phone, or tablet, you can have a one on one with our provider and avoid the waiting rooms and exam rooms all together. Telemedicine appointments are beneficial for those patients who are showing symptoms of the COVID-19 virus. But, it’s also a great resource for patients with chronic conditions that need medical advice and don’t want to leave home. To schedule an appointment, call us today at 229-883-7010.

Book a Telemedicine Appointment


Pediatric Visits

Keeping sick and well kids separated is essential right now. Therefore, we will be offering special hours and special locations for the visits. Please see below and check our website for additional updates.

Monday – Thursday

      • From 8:00 am to 10:45 am – Pediatrics will see Well Exams, ADD Follow-Ups, Vaccinations and any non-respiratory illnesses such as constipation, urinary tract infections, joint pains/injuries, abdominal pains etc.   We will see these patients in the building in the Pediatric area .
      • From 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Pediatrics will see all Respiratory illnesses outside under the covered parking pavilion.

Fridays

      • From 8:00 am to 11:30 am – Pediatrics will see only walk-ins and sick visits only.  This includes respiratory and non-respiratory illnesses. These patients will be seen under the covered parking pavilion.  No well visits on Friday.
      • Any Walk-Ins during  8: am and 10:45 am  (Monday – Thursday) that have non-respiratory illnesses will be seen by Pediatrics in the building in Pediatric  area. 
      • Any Walk- ins that have Respiratory illnesses will be asked to come back to the office between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to be evaluated under the covered parking pavilion.

For more information:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - Coronavirus Disease 2019
Georgia Department of Public Health - Coronavirus Outbreak

Contact

The Veranda
2701 Meredyth Dr
Albany, GA  31707

229.883.7010
888.299.6626
(f) 229.435.4022

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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:45 am

Family Practice Extended Hours
7:45am appt. available upon request

Phone Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

After Hours Number
229.432.8559