Information on the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

Wash hands

Cover face

Make space

Most people should now be aware that a virus called ”SARS-CoV-2“ is spreading worldwide. The virus can cause a lung disease called ”COVID-19“. In most cases, the disease is harmless. However, flu-like symptoms often occur, with fever, headache, olfactory disturbance, (usually dry) cough and shortness of breath. The full picture of the ”COVID-19“ disease is a severe pneumonia that requires intensive care. The risk of lethality is then increased, especially for older people and people with a compromised immune system. The virus is very contagious. It is therefore very important that you do not enter our practice with flu-like symptoms.

Updated 28th January 2021 — Michael Vorwerg

General Infection Prevention Measures

In our practice we ask you to follow the general protective measures: Wash hands, Cover face and Make space. Due to the limited space in the practice, we ask you to bring only one accompanying person. We have set up dispensers for hand disinfection in the entrance area of the practice, which you should use when entering the practice. If you have to cough or sneeze, please do so into a disposable handkerchief (and dispose of it immediately) or, if necessary, into the crook of your arm (not into your hand, not into the room and not towards other people). Please always wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. The wearing of a face and nose covering is mandatory.

Appointments and Recipes

We want to keep the practice open during the coronavirus pandemic. The consultation hours will not change for the time being. However, it is necessary that we keep appointments short and limit them to the bare essentials. If necessary, examinations can be postponed according to medical opinion. Follow-up prescriptions will be issued as soon as possible following a medical examination. If you only need a prescription, then an appointment is not absolutely necessary for those who have already visited us at least once in the current quarter. Please note that medication can be prescribed for a maximum of one quarter.

If Infection is Suspected

Should you fall ill with fever, cough and shortness of breath, we would ask you not to come to our practice. You should seek medical treatment if you have either cold symptoms or if you have had previous contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the virus on the other. This is especially important if you have a chronic lung disease or an impaired immune system (e.g. due to diabetes mellitus, HIV infection, immunotherapy, etc.). If you suspect that you are infected with the coronavirus, you should stay at home and call your family doctor, the emergency service of the health insurance company (CALL 116117) or the corona virus hotline of the Berlin health administration directly (CALL 030 90 28 28 28, daily 8 am - 8 pm).

Further information

COVID-19 app of the Charité Hospital for risk assessment
Corona screening centers in Berlin
Information on the corona virus provided by Senate Chancellery
Information on the corona virus provided by Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Information on the corona virus provided by Wikipedia