COVID-19 Resource Center

During this challenging time, 9th Street Internal Medicine is doing everything we can to make sure you and your family stay safe and informed.

Learn more about our response to the pandemic – information about what our practice is doing to keep you and your child safe, how to get care, and understand what you can do to stay safe. Together, we’ll get through this.

Important COVID-19 Updates

Review our latest office visit policies and protocols. Please note, that it is a requirement that everyone wears a mask or face covering when visiting our office.

COVID-19 Updates  COVID-19 FAQs COVID-19 Vaccine Info  Vaccine Registration Interest Form

Resources

caring for child

Is it COVID-19 or the flu?

How to care for someone who is sick

Fighting the pandemic with COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 and the flu have similar symptoms. They can be hard to tell apart. The only way to know for sure which illness you have is to be tested.

Download Fact Sheet

Most people who get COVID-19 will recover with time and home care. Here are some things to know if you’re caring for someone who’s sick.

Download Tips

The COVID-19 vaccine will be a powerful tool in the fight to end the pandemic. Like a lot of people, you may have questions about when you can get the vaccine and what will be involved.

Download Vaccine Fact Sheet

 

Videos

Call First to Be Sure

If you think you may have COVID-19, here’s why it’s important to call first and avoid exposing others to the coronavirus.

Taking Care of Yourself & Others

If you or your child has COVID-19, here’s what you can do to get better and lower the risk of spreading the virus to others.

Ways to Stay Safe if You’re High Risk

Here are 7 ways you can protect yourself if you are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.

 

 

Acknowledgment & Source: Healthwise

COVID-19 Vaccine


We are pleased to announce that NSIM is partnering with Centennial Pharmacy Services to administer COVID vaccine shots in our office. We have worked closely with Centennial Pharmacy Services for many years and they are a trusted partner.

We do not know when our first doses of vaccine will arrive nor do we know how many doses we will get on a weekly basis. The number of people who want the vaccine is far greater than the supply Philadelphia receives weekly from the federal government.  We are following the Philadelphia Health Department prioritization phases in administering the vaccine. We anticipate it will take at least until the end of May or longer before the city has vaccinated all people over 65, those with chronic medical conditions, and those working in occupations essential to our economy.

If you want to receive the vaccine in our office when we receive a supply:

Register your interest

You will complete and submit a questionnaire. The information you submit is confidential and the only people who have access to it are the staff of NSIM and Centennial Pharmacy. It will be used only for the purpose of COVID vaccine administration and not for any marketing purposes or sold to any other entity. Once we know that we are receiving the vaccine, you will be contacted about an appointment time by Centennial Pharmacy either by text message, email, or phone (depending on your contact preference).

WE URGE ALL OF OUR PATIENTS TO GET THE VACCINE.

If you have any concerns about the safety, effectiveness, rapidity of development or other issues regarding the COVID vaccines, please contact your primary care provider at NSIM.

Please be patient. No one will be truly safe until everyone in our country who desires the vaccine has received it.  Please continue to wear your mask when outside of your home, maintain social distance, wash your hands, and follow other guidelines from the health department and CDC. Once you receive the vaccine, you will need to strictly maintain these precautions at all times until our public health officials tell us otherwise.

Call us (215) 440-8681  | View COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Info