We are calling on our community and supporters to assist our dedicated frontline, healthcare providers with donations of much needed supplies. Help us continue to serve the communities that need us most. Thank you for your support!
To make a donation, please contact Jorge Payan, Facilities and Maintenance Manager, at email@example.com.
We are currently seeking NEW supplies.
A Message From Our Chief Executive Officer
To our Gardner Health Services Patients and Clients:
We understand the concerns about the risk of exposure to the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. Gardner Health Services has a robust preparedness plan and is ready to respond to any community needs in collaboration with our local health agencies. It is not necessary to cancel your medical, dental, optometry, behavioral health, mental health, WIC, First 5, or any other appointment you have scheduled at our Gardner Health Services health centers or sites. Patients and clients face no additional risk at our locations.
Group meetings that have been canceled until further notice include: Drinking Driver Program classes, Down with Diabetes workshops, and all services out of our Drop-in Center.
Please keep your existing individual appointments. The only circumstance where you should cancel an appointment is if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have traveled internationally within the last 14 days. In this case, please call Gardner Health Services’ Call Center at 408.457.7100 for medical advice.
On March 13, 2020 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that testing, prevention, or treatment for COVID-19, also called Coronavirus, would NOT be used against immigrants in a public charge test. This means that immigrant families should seek the care they need during this difficult time.
As always, we advise you to follow standard hygiene practices, follow social distancing, and do not shake hands or hug.
Here are some tips for taking care of yourselves and your loved ones:
- Avoid close contacts with anyone that is sick.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid shaking hands with others.
- Wash your hands regularly. Use soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. This is the most important step you can take.
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.
- When you cough or sneeze, it is important to use a tissue, then throw it in the trash. Or, when tissue is not available use your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Please do NOT go to the emergency room for a routine cough or cold.
- Please abide by the Order of the Health Officer of the County of Santa Clara.
We thank you for doing your part to help the community “flatten the curve” and take the pressure off the healthcare system. This way it will be available if it were to be needed. We are fortunate to live and work in a very progressive, forward thinking county that has taken the appropriate measures.