SNAHC remains committed to providing quality, compassionate care to our community and keeping our patients and families healthy as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation daily. We know processes are changing often, so we want to make sure up-to-date information is easily accessible.
To make an appointment or learn more, call (916) 341-0575.
- Prior to entering any SNAHC lobby, all patients will have their temperatures taken and will need to answer screening questions.
- Only 6-10 people are allowed in the lobby at any given time.
- An increased number of telephone visits are available in medical and behavioral health.
- Dental appointments are available for patients with emergency and essential needs.
- All new patient registration will be done by phone.
- All self-management classes and activities are cancelled until further notice.
- If you are experiencing any fever, cough, and shortness of breath symptoms—and you are wanting an appointment, please call us as usual and our Care Team Nurse will triage you over the phone and plan what action to take.
As mentioned above, dental appointments are for patients with urgent needs. Urgent dental care focuses on conditions that require immediate attention to relieve severe pain and/or risk of infection and to alleviate the burden on hospital emergency departments. Emergency and essential dental services include:
- Severe dental pain from pulpal inflammation
- Pericoronitis or third-molar pain
- Surgical post-operative osteitis, dry socket dressing changes
- Abscess, or localized bacterial infection resulting in localized
pain and swelling
- Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma
- Dental trauma with avulsion/luxation
- Extensive dental caries or defective restorations causing pain
- Manage with interim restorative techniques when possible (silver diamine fluoride, glass ionomers)
- Suture removal
- Denture adjustment on radiation/ oncology patients
- Denture adjustments or repairs when function impeded
- Replacing temporary filling on endo access openings in patients experiencing pain
- Dental treatment required prior to critical medical procedures
- Final crown/bridge cementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken or causing gingival irritation
- Biopsy of abnormal tissue
- Snipping or adjustment of an orthodontic wire or appliances piercing or ulcerating the oral mucosa
Additional COVID-19 Resources
https://www.humandx.org/covid-19/assessment – Allows patient to assess their symptoms, risks, and treatment/monitoring plan.
https://www.lung.org/blog/update-covid-19 – Allows patient to speak with and/or email someone from the American Lung Association in real-time to discuss their concerns about COVID-19.
https://www.saccounty.net/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx – Allows patients and community members to see real time information about COVID-19 in Sacramento County