Corona / COVID-19

Information about the new Corona Virus / COVID-19
(Status 07.05.2021)

  • FAQ
  • Vaccine Appointment

FAQ

Before you make an appointment in our practice to learn more about Corona, please read the most frequently asked questions and their answers below.

We are no longer accepting NEW patients for the Covid vaccine.

We are no longer accepting new patients for the Covid vaccination (07.05.2021)

As of April 2021, the COVID-19 vaccine is available in physicians’ offices. Furthermore, only a limited supply of vaccine is available each week.

Vaccination in the practice setting is predominantly with BioNTech/Pfizer’s Comirnaty mRNA vaccine, in addition to AstraZeneca depending on availability.

There is no choice of vaccine!

When selecting patients* to be vaccinated, we follow the prioritization for chronically ill patients according to the Corona Vaccination Ordinance.

Please let us know if you would like to be vaccinated against Corona. The invitation to the vaccination will then take place in order according to the Corona vaccination regulation.

Please refrain from telephone or written inquiries, all necessary information will be published here on the homepage.

We are no longer accepting new patients for the Covid vaccine (07.05.2021)

We have weekly changing amounts of vaccine available. The practice team vaccinates predominantly with the mRNA vaccine Comirnaty from BioNTech/Pfizer, and also AstraZeneca depending on availability.

We continue to vaccinate AstraZeneca vaccine primarily to individuals >60 years of age.

As an existing patient under <60 years of age, you could also be vaccinated with AstraZeneca without prioritization. Please select this option within the registration – Corona vaccination.

Please refrain from telephone or written inquiries, all necessary information will be published here on the homepage.

We are no longer accepting new patients for Covid vaccination (07/05/2021)

We cannot give a time forecast, please wait until you receive an invitation.

We have varying amounts of vaccine available on a weekly basis. Internally, we continue to work through our own prioritization. Even if the prioritization group 3 or 4 has been opened, this does not mean that you will receive an earlier vaccination appointment.

Please refrain from telephone or written inquiries, all necessary information will be published here on the homepage.

We issue vaccination certificates, which we vaccinate ourselves.

Please let us know if you want to be vaccinated against Corona. The invitation to the vaccination will then take place in order according to the Corona Vaccination Ordinance.

Please let us know if you would like to be vaccinated against Corona.  The invitation to the vaccination will then take place in order according to the Corona vaccination regulation

We offer you this service for 89 Euro (including certificate)result within 24h.
A negative detection for SARS-CoV2 (molecular biological test – PCR) may be necessary in some cases, e.g. when traveling to an EU country or entering Germany.

Cost 39 Euro (testing and medical certificate included).

PCR test for only 89 Euro (testing and medical certificate included).

Roche COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test is a reliable and cost-effective antigen test for use by healthcare professionals to detect active coronavirus infections on a large scale to slow the spread of the virus.

Using the proven lateral flow principle, the test provides results in as little as 15 minutes without the need for additional diagnostic instruments. Rapid antigen tests provide critical information at a time in the infection cycle when the risk of spreading the disease is greatest.

The rapid antigen test does NOT replace molecular biology testing by PCR in patients with covid contact or symptoms of covid disease.

Negative detection for SARS-CoV2 (molecular biological test – PCR) may be necessary in some cases, e.g. when traveling to an EU country.

PCR test for only 89 Euro (testing and medical certificate included)

We offer more than just testing for 39 euros.

Included are:

  • Performance of the rapid antigen test
  • in case of positive result medical consultation and confirmation test by PCR via our infectiological laboratory.

 

PCR test for only 89 Euro (testing and medical certificate included)

Roche COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test is a reliable and cost-effective antigen test for use by healthcare professionals to detect active coronavirus infections on a large scale to slow the spread of the virus.

Using the proven lateral flow principle, the test provides results in as little as 15 minutes without the need for additional diagnostic instruments.

Rapid antigen tests provide critical information at a time in the infection cycle when the risk for disease spread is greatest.

The rapid antigen test does NOT replace molecular biology testing by PCR in patients with covid contact or symptoms of covid disease.

Negative detection for SARS-CoV2 (molecular biological test – PCR) may be necessary in some cases, e.g. when traveling to an EU country.

PCR test for only 89 Euro (testing and medical certificate included).

An antibody test for Corona can be useful if you have probably had a Corona infection for 3-4 weeks.
These tests are currently only billable to health insurance through our laboratory in selected cases. To determine if an antibody test may be appropriate, please make an appointment in the office.

STOP – DO NOT come to the office with an acute respiratory infection. Contact us via phone, mail or Patmed.

For all other acute conditions, the acute consultation hour is open. Due to Corona we prefer to change the acute consultation to an appointment consultation. You can book an appointment online at least 24 hours in advance.

The acute consultation hour is daily from 09-11am (Mon-Fri).

For discussion of longer and less acute medical issues, please choose the appointment hour.

Please do not come to the office unannounced with an acute treatment request (life-threatening conditions excepted).

Safety first – please understand that we are limited in our ability to accommodate personal requests at this time.

We can issue a certificate of incapacity for work (AU) by telephone for up to 14 days.

The AU certificate can be collected from us by an authorized representative in the afternoon.

Please contact the practice by telephone / e-mail only.

The RKI has significantly restricted the testing options in order to allow persons at risk to continue to be tested. (overview here)

Corona testing is only possible in case of:

  1. Severe respiratory symptoms (e.g. due to acute bronchitis or pneumonia, respiratory distress or fever),
  2. Acute disturbance of the sense of smell and taste
  3. Symptoms and contact (KP1) with a confirmed COVID-19 case.
  4. Acute respiratory symptoms of any severity and one of the following criteria:
    • Membership in a risk group
    • activities in nursing, doctor’s office, hospital
    • During symptomatology contact with many persons OR
    • Continued (prospective) close contact with many persons or at-risk patients after exposure, e.g., events with inadequate compliance with AHA+L rules OR
    • Contact with persons with acute respiratory illness (in household or cluster of unexplained cause AND 7-day incidence > 35/100,000 OR
    • after exposure, e.g. events with insufficient compliance with AHA+L rule

ATTENTION: Testing of occupational health staff is not available through the family practice Praxisteam Friedrichshain.

ATTENTION: Testing without symptoms is subject to a fee.

The districts of Mitte, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, and Neukölln have issued general orders for the isolation of Category I contacts, suspected contacts, and persons who have tested positive for coronavirus.

The general orders stipulate that affected persons in these districts must immediately go into domestic isolation without requiring an explicit request from the health department.

  1. Category 1 contact (close contact with a person who has tested positive) persons must immediately go into isolation as a result of the health department’s general order. Isolation may be in the home or in another suitable and definable part of a building. The isolation site may not be left without the approval of the health department. If there are no signs of illness, isolation ends when the date of close contact is at least 14 days past, i.e., after 14 days of
  2. Persons tested positive. Isolation ends ten days after receiving the test result. If symptoms of illness occur, isolation ends 10 days after symptom onset and symptom-free for at least 48 hours.
  3. Suspected persons Isolation ends upon receipt of a negative test result. If the test result is positive, isolation continues and the rules for persons who test positive apply.

So far, there is no evidence of an increased infection rate of people with HIV compared to HIV-negative persons (German AIDS Society, as of 12.03.2020).

Reliable data are currently lacking on the question of the severity of the course: Age, male sex, and concomitant diseases (especially pulmonary, hypertension, and diabetes m.) are the risk factors currently associated with a severe course of COVID-19.

To be on the safe side, the increase of risk of severe course should be assumed in antiretroviral untreated individuals and in CD4+ cells below 200/µl.

Therefore, please take your medications regularly

Our practice is open as usual. Please see “News” for the current office hours and opening times.

The practice routines still take place (e.g. for chronically ill patients, HIV patients, PrEP users, STI checks or treatment).

We have adapted our procedures to the increased need for protection, so we separate the regular procedures from the acutely ill patients:

  • daily from 08.30 a.m.: routine procedures (blood sampling, etc.)
  • daily from 11.30 a.m.: regular appointments
  • NEW – Video consultation – NEW
  • Thursday from 11.00 a.m.: exclusively occupational medicine

For reasons of professional law, we do not do consultations by mail. Please understand this and book e.g. a video consultation for this purpose.

 

 

To date, there is no evidence that pregnant women are at greater risk from the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) than the general population.

We have implemented the highest level of technical protection measures through our acrlyglass shielding of staff at the reception, doctors’ rooms and laboratory. This means that the entire team is never affected by quarantine measures.
In the event that quarantine measures are nevertheless ordered, medical care for our chronically ill patients is guaranteed as usual via telephone, video consultation and email within the framework of our pandemic plan.
Urgent home visits will be taken over by our partner physicians during this period.

We do not issue “repeat prescriptions”. In principle, the prescription of a so-called “repeat prescription” is possible since 01.03.2020. This is purely an “optional” provision on the part of the practitioner, there is no legal entitlement.

It is not expected that there will be supply bottlenecks for HIV drugs in the foreseeable future. The German AIDS Society regularly asks the manufacturers about availability.

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