Sin­ce COVID-19 infec­tion may initi­al­ly pre­sent as con­junc­ti­vi­tis of the eye in addi­ti­on to fever and a dry cough, I ask the following:

If you have a fever and/or a dry cough or flu-like sym­ptoms, plea­se do not come to the sur­ge­ry, but first have COVID-19 infec­tion ruled out through your pri­ma­ry care physician.

By exten­ding the tre­at­ment time per pati­ent, an attempt is made to redu­ce the pos­si­bi­li­ty of con­ta­ct with other per­sons in the sur­ge­ry to a mini­mum. This results in a signi­fi­cant­ly redu­ced num­ber of exami­na­ti­on appoint­ments. If you are ill or unab­le to keep your appoint­ment, plea­se can­cel your appoint­ment (call +49 (0)40 – 279 34 68 or can­cel your online boo­king) by 8 a.m. on the morning of the exami­na­ti­on day at the latest, so that the appoint­ment can be given to other patients.

If you do not have the­se sym­ptoms, you are wel­co­me to come to the sur­ge­ry, pro­vi­ded that your Robert Koch Insti­tu­te (RKI) Coro­na Warning app does not indi­ca­te a risk and you are wea­ring a medi­cal mouth/nose mask. Home­ma­de masks do not pro­vi­de safe pro­tec­tion becau­se of untes­ted mate­ri­al den­si­ty. Masks with an out­let val­ve are not per­mit­ted becau­se of the risk to other people.

What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?

The first point of con­ta­ct for citi­zens with sym­ptoms such as fever, cough, respi­ra­to­ry sym­ptoms or loss of sen­se of smell/taste is to call their fami­ly doctor.

For seve­re cold sym­ptoms and all other ill­nes­ses that requi­re urgent medi­cal tre­at­ment or con­sul­ta­ti­on, or if they can­not visit a doctor’s office (for examp­le, if they are immo­bi­le), you can call Arzt­ruf Ham­burg: 116117.

All infor­ma­ti­on about COVID-19 in Hamburg

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