Updated 11/23/20

COVID-19 remains a serious threat to the health, safety and welfare of everyone. It is essential that we continue to practice social distancing, wash our hands and wear a face mask or covering when out in public. For steps you can take to protect yourself, check out the CDC’s How to Protect Yourself link here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

IUSB Medical Temporarily Operating from Southeast Clinic
HealthLinc IUSB Medical has temporarily joined forces with HealthLinc Southeast to better serve patients in the South Bend community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Wednesday, November 25, all  appointments with Dr. Dawn Simala, Christine Hawkins and Michelle Streb will be at 1708 High Street in South Bend until further notice.

Temperature Screenings and Visitor Restrictions
All HealthLinc patients, visitors and staff will receive a temperature screening and series of questions when entering a clinic. If a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees is detected, we will switch your appointment to a telemedicine appointment. If telemedicine is not an option for you, we will ask you to wait in your vehicle until we call you for your scheduled appointment. Patients should not bring anyone to their appointment, unless necessary, and make sure they are not joined by any individuals that are symptomatic. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

Dental
For the safety of our patients and to follow federal and state guidelines, there will be more time between appointments to reduce the number of patients in the waiting room and allow for social distancing, staff will continue to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including gowns, gloves, face mask or face shield when interacting with patients and some patients will be required to wear a dental dam, or rubber dam (thin pieces of latex or nitrile rubber placed in the mouth to decrease any possible exposure to infectious agents) for protection. We will continue to sterilize all equipment between each patient and clean with approved disinfectants.

We ask anyone who becomes symptomatic within 14 days of their appointment, to contact the clinic and let us know. If you are sick, please stay home and we will reschedule your appointment for when you are feeling better.

COVID-19 Testing Cost
There is no direct cost to the patient for COVID-19 testing. Testing is covered by either insurance, the State of Indiana or the government.