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10/9/19 Power shutdown!
At 11am today, we were told the power would go out at noon. We prepared and even called to cancel our patients for the afternoon, BUT now we have been told there will be a delay until this evening at 8pm. Feel free to call if you'd like to come to the office this afternoon, or drop in at our walk-in clinic. If PG&E shuts down power in our area tonight, it has been reported that we likely will not have power tomorrow morning either. If you have an appointment tomorrow or Friday, please call before coming. If we are closed, your call will be answered by our answering service. Thank you for your understanding!
This is a busy time of year for all of us and at BMG we are still seeing lots of coughs, colds and flu. Have you had your flu shot yet? It isn’t too late to get one and be protected against this year’s strain of flu. We offer flu shots in our Walk-in Clinic and our office. Come on in and take advantage of our convenient clinic hours.
We are pleased to announce our affiliation with BASS Medical Group that became effective on January 1st! This was a well thought-out decision in support of a strong future for Blackhawk Medical Group and our patients.
Blackhawk providers and staff will be offering the same great care and service and will maintain the Blackhawk Medical Group name as a division of BASS. More about BASS is available on their website.
The BASS Billing Department is now handling our patient calls for billing questions. A representative can be reached at (925) 627-3424. Thanks for sharing our enthusiasm!
Effective July 1, 2016, controlled medications will no longer be refilled at the Walk-in Clinic. Please schedule an appointment at the main office prior to the need for a medication refill.
The following medication categories and medications will not be refilled or managed at the clinic:,
- PAIN: Norco/Vicodin (Hydrocodone), Percocet (Oxycodone), Morphine, Fentanyl, Dilaudid, (Hydromorphone), etc.
- ANXIETY: Ativan (Lorazepam), Xanax, (Alprazolam), Klonopin (Clonazepam), Restoril (Temazopam), Valium (Diazepam), etc.
- ADD: Adderall, Vyvanse, Concerta, Ritalin, etc.
- SLEEP: Ambien, Lunesta, Restoril, Sonata, etc.
As many of our patients know, our Business Office was broken into over the 4th of July weekend. We mailed a letter to let patients know and we spoke with many of you personally. Our electronic medical record system was not compromised and for that we are grateful. In fact, the number of people actually affected was small and we are very sorry for this inconvenience. We sought expert advice and have completed their recommendations for security and how to proceed.
Our last step is to offer credit monitoring service to interested patients for one year. For more information on coverage and reimbursement, please call (925) 736-7070 x 126.