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Local medical clinic addresses coronavirus outbreak

CEO of Immediate Care Clinics, Dr. Bradley Smith says they are working to come up with a plan to be able to offer rapid COVID-19 tests to those who need them, in the near future.

Posted: Apr 14, 2020 7:17 PM
Updated: Apr 14, 2020 7:21 PM

CHICO, Calif.- Medical workers battling coronavirus continue putting their lives on the line to protect others.

Action News Now spoke with local doctor, Dr. Bradley Smith, who is also the CEO of Immediate Care Clinics.

Dr. Smith says he’s been practicing medicine for years and has never seen anything like the Covid-19 outbreak.
He says the most difficult part is not having enough tests, something he is working to solve soon.

He says he is extremely thankful to his staff who have been working around the clock adjusting to the situation. 

Immediate Care Clinics in Chico and Orland are open as usual but they have strict protocols in place.

They are having patients wait in their car until a provider is ready to bring them straight into their room.

All staff is wearing masks and PPE.

"I've never thought about catching anything from anyone in my entire career, I know it's a crazy way to be but that's what gets us into medicine, I have other practitioners who are the same way, they are dedicated to taking care of people and if there is little risk for themselves, that's why we went into medicine, it's not an easy job." Smith said.

Dr. Smith says they are working to come up with a plan to be able to provide rapid COVID-19 tests to whoever needs one in near future. 

The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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