Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear TPMG Patient,

Your TPMG providers understand the high level of interest and demand for obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine. However, at this time we do not have information regarding when the COVID-19 vaccine will become available to the general public. We encourage all Virginia residents to monitor the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) COVID-19 Vaccine website. The VDH COVID-19 vaccine website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/

The VaccineFinder website will be updated once COVID-19 vaccination is widely available to the public to help direct people to find a vaccine provider near them. The VaccineFinder website link: https://www.vaccinefinder.org/​

Additionally, please refer to both the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites for information on the phases of groups that will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine following Phase 1a. At this time, we are unable to prioritize patients to obtain the vaccine based upon health conditions.

When we learn more information about the distribution and availability of these vaccines, we plan to send out another mass message to update our patients.

Please assist us with the high call volume by first checking the above resources or mytpmg.com before calling the office regarding vaccine availability. https://mytpmg.com/patient-info/coronavirus-covid-19/

Thank you,
Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group
Your Health, Skillfully Guided

TPMG is monitoring developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) both with respect to our patients and our employees. We are closely following guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and have been in regular contact with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).

Updates related to TPMG medical office operating hours will be provided on this page during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health and safety of our patients and our employees is our top priority.

If you are feeling symptoms related to Coronavirus, please call your Primary Care Provider.

Symptoms include:

– Fever
– Cough
– Muscle pain
– Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
– Fatigue
– Sore Throat
– Chills
– Repeated shaking with chills
– Headache
– Congestion or runny nose
– Nausea or vomiting
– New loss of taste or smell

This is not an inclusive list and you may experience some symptoms and not others.

Your Primary Care Provider and the staff will work with you to determine your next steps. Your doctor has a protocol to work with the local health department to determine testing and additional care.

Seek immediate medical attention if you are experiencing:

– Trouble breathing
– Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
– New confusion or inability to wake or stay awake
– Bluish lips or face

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are in need of care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

The difference between influenza and COVID-19, according to the CDC:

While influenza and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, they are caused by different viruses:

– COVID-19 is caused by an infection called SARS-CoV-2, a new coronavirus.
– Influenza is cause by infections of influenza viruses.

While the two viruses have similar symptoms, it may be difficult to determine the difference between the two, based on symptoms alone. Testing may be needed to confirm a diagnosis. This page compares the two viruses and offers the most accurate available information

For more information on symptoms of Coronavirus, visit the CDC website here.

Patient Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

See Frequently Asked Questions here.

Telemedicine Now Available

Learn more virtual telemedicine visits with TPMG providers here.

In-Person Office Visits

For more information about in-person office visits and the safety precautions being taken by TPMG offices, click here. In response to the current COVID-19 situation, we require all patients age 3 year and older to come to TPMG offices in a mask.

TPMG After Hours Care Clinic Telemedicine Visits

TPMG After Hours Care Clinic is offering Telemedicine visits. For more information, click here.
*Please note, TPMG After Hours Care Clinic remains closed at this time for in-person visits for the safety of our patients and staff.

Now Scheduling Screening Mammograms

TPMG Imaging and Breast Centers in Newport News, Hampton and Williamsburg have resumed screening mammograms. Contact any of the three locations to schedule. In response to the current COVID-19 situation, we require all patients age 3 year and older to come to TPMG offices in a mask.

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