Heritage Medical Associates is closely monitoring the latest developments surrounding COVID-19. We are taking numerous precautions to ensure that our clinics remain a safe place for you to receive healthcare and to help limit the spread of COVID-19 within our communities.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE

Primary Series and Boosters: 

Heritage Medical Associates recommends COVID-19 primary series vaccines for our patients who are 6 months of age and above and boosters for our patients who are 5 years of age and older, if eligible. A possible exception may be for those who have recently been infected with COVID-19 or have contraindications. 

Additional Primary Doses: 

People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised may be eligible for an additional primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Click here for more information and a helpful booster tool from the CDC

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine:

Heritage Medical Associates is currently administering the COVID-19 vaccine to our pediatric patients at our Mt. Juliet North, Green Hills and Westgate Offices: 

  • Our Mt. Juliet North Office is offering the Moderna vaccine to patients ages 6 months to 5 years and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to patients ages 5 years and above who are seen at our Lebanon, Hermitage and Mt. Juliet North Offices. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please call your pediatrician's office. 
  • Our Green Hills Office is offering the Moderna vaccine to patients ages 6 months to 5 years and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to patients ages 5 years and above who are seen at our Green Hills Pediatrics office. To request a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please click here to complete an appointment request form. A representative from our office will contact you within 3-5 business days to schedule your appointment. 
  • Our Westgate Office is offering the Moderna vaccine to patients ages 6 months and above who are seen at our Westgate Pediatrics office. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please call your pediatrician's office. 

For all other patients, visit the Tennessee Department of Health website or Vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find COVID-19 vaccination locations near you. 

 

COVID-19 TESTING

Click here for a list of COVID-19 testing sites near you.

 

VISITING YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE

For the safety of yourself and others, we ask that you follow these guidelines during your visit:

  • Screening – We are screening all physicians, staff, patients and visitors for COVID risk factors, including respiratory symptoms and potential exposure to the virus. Thank you for your patience during this process.
  • Face Coverings - All physicians, staff, patients and visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering while in the clinic. If you decline or are unable to wear a mask, you may be directed to contact your physician for alternative care options. Because the CDC continues to recommend that all individuals, regardless of their vaccination status, wear masks in healthcare settings, HMA's mask requirement remains in place. 
  • Social Distancing - To avoid unnecessary exposure, please maintain good social distancing (about 6 feet or 2 arms’ length) between yourself and other people whenever possible. You will see signage throughout the clinic to assist with these efforts.
  • Limit Visitors – As part of our COVID-19 preparedness efforts, we ask that you limit the number of people accompanying you to your visit according to our updated Visitor Guidelines.
  • Hand Hygiene - Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You should wash your hands after touching any item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people and before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
 

MINIMIZING EXPOSURE

If you suspect that you have been exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms (new/worsening cough or shortness of breath or new loss of taste or smell), have tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks or are awaiting test results, please call your physician's office prior to coming to an HMA clinic.

 

CDC GUIDANCE

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES

The Department of Health has launched a Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line in partnership with the Tennessee Poison Center. The hotline number is 877-857-2945 and will be available from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m Central daily.

Below are links to additional resources and guidance: