As a valued member of the UMMA Community Clinic family, we appreciate your trust and continued support.
Nothing is more important to us than your safety, and we are doing everything we can to ensure the well-being of our community members. We understand that in today’s world, access to high quality healthcare is fundamental to our lives, which is why it can’t – and shouldn’t – simply stop. Safety net clinics, like UMMA, are on the front lines fighting Covid-19 and play an important role in mitigating the spread of this pandemic and treating those most vulnerable.
UMMA Community Clinic’s mission to provide high quality health and well-being services for all is never more important than during this turbulent time.
We have a strong, ongoing relationship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Los Angeles Department of Public Health, and the World Health Organization, the world’s foremost experts on communicable diseases, to make sure everything we do meets or exceeds their guidelines. Information is more important than ever.
We will continue to update resources and information on our website as the situation continues to unfold.
Helpful information regarding COVID-19:
Transmission: The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact through respiratory droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. The virus can be spread between people without the carrier being symptomatic. As well, the virus can be spread on contaminated surfaces or on objects that are shared, if a person touches a surface or object that has the virus and then their own mouth, nose, or eyes.
Symptoms: Patients with COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms that can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, according to the CDC. There is no specific treatment for COVID-19. Most infected people will recover on their own. Those most at risk are the elderly and patients with multiple comorbidities or immunodeficient patients.
Decreasing the spread of the virus:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is UMMA Community Clinic prepared?
Yes. We regularly treat patients with contagious illnesses. We have processes in place to lower the risk of illness for patients and staff. Our medical staff is keeping up to date on recommendations from local public health officials and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Is UMMA providing Telehealth?
Yes. Telehealth provides access to health care and behavioral health services from the comfort of your home, allowing faster support and reduced exposure to the virus.
Please call us: 323-789-5610
(If you believe you might have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms, please call us immediately. We will offer a Telehealth option and determine if additional testing is needed.)
When to seek medical care during COVID-19?
Dr. Tasha Dixon (English) – Video
Dr. Griselda Gutierrez (Spanish) – Video
Should I keep my medical appointment?
Please keep your appointment unless directed otherwise. If you believe you might have or have been exposed to the COVID-19, please call to speak to one of our medical staff before deciding to come in. Our locations remain open to serve the community.
Should I wear a face-mask?
Patients who are sick with cold, cough, or other symptoms of illness should wear a face-mask so that their germs are not passed to other people. Outside of these circumstances, the CDC does not recommend use of a face-mask by members of the general public.
What if you have or may have COVID-19?
The following Home Isolation instructions are for people who are infected with COVID-19 or who are waiting to find out the result of their test. It also includes information for their families or caregivers. Instructions
What is the “Safer at Home” emergency order?
To further combat the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued a “Safer at Home” emergency order — ordering all residents of the City of Los Angeles to stay inside their residences, and immediately limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs. Read More
What does social distancing mean?
This means avoid gatherings that do not allow you to keep a distance of 6 feet from others. If you need to go to the supermarket, work, or any community space, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after touching any object or surface that others may have touched.
What should I tell my child about the virus — if anything?
The Centers for Disease Control has a number of recommendations. Read More
What if I don’t have childcare for my children who will be out of school?
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will turn 40 family resource centers into Grab and Go Food Centers. Please refer to the LAUSD website for more details or call the following LAUSD Family phone hotline (213) 443-1300.
Take Charge of Your Mental Health:
Dr. Erika Flores Uribe (English) – Video
Dr. Erika Flores Uribe (Spanish) – Video
RESOURCES: COVID-19 alerts, news updates, tips on staying safe and much more.