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

Heritage Medical Associates recommends the vaccine for our patients who are ages 5 and up, with the possible exception of those who have recently been infected with COVID-19 or are allergic to components of the vaccine.

Additional Primary Doses and Booster Shots: 

  • If you are moderately to severely immunocompromised, we recommend that you receive an additional primary dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. 
  • We also recommend booster shots for individuals ages 12 and olderThe booster shot should be given at least 2 to 5 months after the last dose was received, depending on the specific vaccine:
    • If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you may receive a booster shot 2 months after your initial dose
    • If you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you may receive a booster shot 5 months after your second dose or third dose, if an additional primary dose was recommended

Teens ages 12-17 may only get the Pfizer vaccine booster. Adults ages 18+ may choose which COVID-19 vaccine to receive as a booster shot.

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine: 

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.

Heritage Medical Associates is currently administering the COVID-19 vaccine to pediatric patients ages 5 and up at our Mt. Juliet North and Green Hills Offices:

  • Our Mt. Juliet North Office is offering the vaccine to patients 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 vaccine to patients 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.

 

COVID-19 TESTING

Click here for a list of COVID-19 assessment 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: