As news continues to pour in about the disparities in minority communities, G-Health Enterprises is ramping up testing for coronavirus or COVID-19. With testing happening at both locations and the partnership with United Healthcare, they are able to test at 4 locations across the city at one time.
To date 981 IGG tests and 523 PCR tests have been conducted for patients, members, and staff of the G-Health Family. From the tests conducted, 53 of IGG tests and 23 of PCR tests have tested positive. Additionally, we have had some patients who tested at the hospital. Of all Urban Family Practice patients who have been tested (not just at UFP), we have had 80 total cases. Of those cases, 11 people required hospitalized (14%), 3 people were put on ventilators (4%), 1 person passed away (1%), 70 people have recovered (88%), and 9 are still active (11%).
With the increase in testing has come an increase in the number of calls our Nurse Triage Line has been getting. Since mid-March, our Nurse line has fielded over 4,000 phone and video calls. These calls have come in for those that looking for further information and those that are in need of testing.
If any members or patients are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please download the GBUAHN, GBUACO, or UFP apps to complete a COVID-19 survey or call the nurse triage line at 716-604-0504. The nurses will walk you through symptoms to evaluate if symptoms are life threatening and require emergency assistance. They will then set up a tele-health visit with a provider who will determine the necessary next steps.
PCR testing is available at the Niagara Street location for anyone in the community, Monday – Friday from 9AM-4PM.
G-Health Enterprises is a health care organization which encompasses several affiliates: The Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network (GBUAHN), The Great Buffalo United Accountable Care Organization (GBUACO), Urban Family Practice (UFP) and The Greater Buffalo United Independent Physician’s Association (GBUIPA) facilitated by CEO and President Raul Vazquez, MD.
G-Health Enterprise’s mission is to cultivate hope and quality healthcare in children, families, and communities