Together we can feel safe
The team of the RKM 740 Interdisciplinary Specialist Clinic has jointly developed an effective hygiene management system. All of our staff have been fully vaccinated. We can also provide you with first, second and booster vaccinations. Beyond that, protecting your health during the COVID-19 pandemic is our priority. That’s why we only treat patients who have been tested – and why we can offer you an on-site test as a matter of course.
Before appointments, we collect information about potential risk factors or symptoms from all visitors and ask them to present a COVID-19 test, as required by regulations. All visitors must wear a medical mask and maintain a minimum distance to others of 1.5 metres after entering the RKM 740 Interdisciplinary Specialist Clinic. There is an upper limit to the number of patients who can be present in each practice, so please make surethat you arrive at the right time for your appointments.
We make sure all communal rooms, treatment rooms and other spaces are ventilated on a regular basis.
An die vorgegebenen und aktuellen Maßnahmen des Robert-Koch-Instituts und des Gesundheitsamts halten wir uns bedingungslos. Our continuous cooperation with public institutions keeps up to date – and we’re happy to share the latest information with you. Your health is our top priority. So please abide by the obligatory rules. They are there to offer us all the best protection.
For you, for us and for everyone’s well-being.
We’re here for you – we understand you.
The COVID-19 pandemic has abruptly changed all our lives. Our commitment is to eliminate uncertainties and answer frequently asked questions. New information is constantly being published. Visit the websites of the Robert Koch Institute and the Federal Centre for Health Education for up-to-date information.
How can I protect myself from COVID-19?
- Practise hygiene: wash your hands with soap and water for at least 30 seconds.
- Make sure when you cough or sneeze to do so into the crook of your arm.
- Avoid unnecessary social interaction
- Maintain a minimum distance of 1.50–2.00 m.
- Keep active and healthy: it’s important to take plenty of exercise in the fresh air and to ensure your diet contains enough vitamins and minerals to maintain your body’s immune system.
- Don’t smoke; it weakens your lungs. Smokers are in a high-risk group.
What are the typical symptoms of COVID-19?
- Fever (≥ 38.5 °C)
- Dry cough
- Impaired sense of taste
- Loss of the sense of smell
- Shortness of breath
- Headache or muscle or limb pain
- Sore throat
Such symptoms don’t directly indicate you have COVID-19. They should be regarded only as potential indications for you to be tested for the virus. There are also other symptoms that are less frequently associated with COVID-19. The disease can progress in many ways – anything from symptom-free to severe pneumonia. In 80% of cases, the disease is mild to moderate. However, in 5% of cases, the virus causes pneumonia.
How is the virus transmitted?
The coronavirus is passed from person to person as a ‘droplet’ infection. That means the virus is discharged from the airways of an infected person , transported through the air and inhaled along with this air by another person. After a few days, flu-like symptoms may develop. ‘Smear’ infections are also possible. These are infections in which the virus is transmitted by touching contaminated surfaces. You can then become infected if you subsequently touch the mucous membranes of your mouth So, pay particular care to avoid touching your face, and wash your hands regularly.
What is the incubation time?
The incubation time is defined as the maximum period of 14 days between infection and the onset of symptoms of the virus. For this reason, anyone who has come into contact with an infected person must also stay at home for 14 days.
However, symptoms usually develop within five to six days.
Am I particularly at risk?
Anyone can get COVID-19. Nevertheless, statistics can help us to identify particular high-risk groups . In general, everyone aged 50–60 years and older belongs to a higher-risk group. Besides that, people with the following pre-existing conditions are also at a higher risk:
- Chronic respiratory diseases
- Weakened immune system
- High blood pressure
- Heart and circulatory diseases
- Liver diseases
- Other severe (chronic and malignant) underlying diseases
How can I get myself tested for the virus?
If you have been in contact with an infected person you should get tested immediately. You can ask your family doctor or vaccination centres in your area to do this
What does testing involve?
When you get tested for COVID-19 a swab is taken from your pharynx via your mouth or nose using a cotton bud. In the case of a rapid test, the results will be available within minutes. A PCR test, on the other hand, takes longer; the swab will be sent to a laboratory to be evaluated, which takes place within 24 hours. If the test is positive, the test centre will notify the local health authorities, and you will immediately be obliged to quarantine yourself, unless you need to go to a hospital.
At present, no specific treatment for coronavirus exists. You can, however, treat the various symptoms, for instance using fever-reducing medication.
If you end up developing a bacterial infection on top of the viral infection, it is possible to employ antibiotics.
If you develop severe symptoms such as breathlessness, you should contact your doctor immediately.
You may require admission to an intensive care unit. An intensive care unit is equipped to provide you with the best possible care you may need. .