Important Updates Concerning COVID-19
The Florida Department of Health has confirmed that ‘no letter is needed’ from patients’ physicians indicating that they should be prioritized for receipt of COVID-19 vaccination due to age or illness. Therefore, our physicians will not be writing letters for patients since one is not required by the department of health.
Intercoastal Medical Group has enrolled with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) to be a provider of COVID-19 vaccine. Our primary care offices expect to provide these vaccinations in 2021, but do not have a specific date at this time. We are continually monitoring for updates, and will keep our website up-to-date as vaccine information becomes available.
Floridians are encouraged to opt-in to receive updates about the COVID-19 vaccine via text. Floridians can receive these text updates by texting FLCOVID19 to 888777. Messaging and data rates may apply.
If you opt-in, you will receive a test message response asking for your zip code so that you can be notified regarding updates in your area.
For additional information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccines, please visit:
To find COVID-19 vaccine clinics locally, please visit the Sarasota County or Manatee County websites below:
If you have a reason to believe you have COVID-19, please contact your primary care provider (PCP) to schedule a Telemedicine visit. If testing is needed your provider will either arrange testing through their office or direct you to a county test location.
COVID-19 testing is available in the community. Below are links to community testing locations:
Intercoastal Medical Group is working diligently to create the safest environment possible while providing for our community’s healthcare needs. Below are some of the precautions we are taking to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).
We require all staff, patients, and guests to wear masks while at our facilities. Our clerical and clinical staff who are in direct contact with patients wear surgical/procedural masks or N-95 when appropriate for the situation. Gaiter type face coverings are not allowed.
Screening and Monitoring
Intercoastal Medical Group has created screening stations at each location. Upon arrival, our staff greets patients and asks them questions related to their potential risk of exposure to the virus and takes their temperature. If a patient appears to be at a heightened risk, we have protocols in place to ensure they are still treated while decreasing the risk of spread to any other patients.
We have increased the frequency and level of cleaning in our offices. Throughout the day, our staff cleans high-contact areas/surfaces. In the evenings, our cleaning crews also provide an additional “deep clean” of all of our offices.
In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Intercoastal Medical Group also offers electronic telehealth services.
Telehealth allows access to healthcare while protecting the health and wellbeing of our patients and staff. It is an alternative to office visits for all Intercoastal Medical Group patients and for those looking for a healthcare provider. In some instances, your provider may feel that it would be in your best interest to come into the office for an exam rather than using telehealth services.
If you are interested in scheduling a telehealth visit, please call your Intercoastal Medical Group provider’s office for instructions .
To participate in Telemedicine with Intercoastal Medical Group during this emergency situation, please download the Google DUO.
For instructions on how to download Google DUO please click here.
For more information about telemedicine, please click below:
FAQs about Telehealth:
- Telehealth services are offered during normal business hours.