We know you’re nervous about coming back into the clinic. With all the unknowns surrounding COVID-19, it’s a scary time.
And, to do this, we have:
- Strict protocols our staff carries out within the clinic.
- Guidelines we require our patients to follow when they come in for a visit.
What We Are Doing For You
Sometimes, we can be in fear because we don’t have enough information. To help you feel more confident about coming in for an office visit, let’s dig into the details of what we’re doing.
- We are keeping up to date on the state, local, and federal legislation surrounding COVID-19 and seeking guidance from the CDC and our state medical board on a day to day basis.
- We are offering telemedicine visits when appropriate to keep the number of people in our clinic at a minimum.
- Our staff follows Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions, including:
- Protective eyewear
- Properly fit-tested masks
- We provide updated staff training on infection control protocol as needed.
- Before appointments, we call each patient and ask prescreening questions. We also ask patients to fill out a screening questionnaire upon arrival.
- We take each patient’s temperature before entering an exam room. If their temperature is above 100.4, they are asked to reschedule the appointment at least seven days later.
What We Ask of You
Here’s what we are asking you to do to maintain a pleasant and safe environment in the clinic.
- Wear masks or face coverings.
- We ask there only be two patients in the waiting room at a time. If there are more than two people in the waiting room, we ask patients to please wait in the hallway until someone comes to get you.
- We will only allow the person who has the appointment into the office (unless a translator is needed).
- Please have others wait in their vehicle.
- We are not allowing children in the clinic.
We can put plenty of protocols and guidelines in place, but for you to feel safe, you must empower yourself as well. Here are additional tips on how to protect yourself and others during an office visit:
- Take your temperature and wash your hands before you leave the house.
- Wear a mask in the car on the way to the appointment.
- Wear gloves when necessary.
- Avoid touching your face, especially your nose or eyes.
- Don’t show up early.
- Use doors that automatically open.
- Try not to touch surfaces.
- Protect others by remaining six feet apart.
We’ll do our part, and if you do yours, we can ensure that you will have a safe office visit. We’re in this together— and we’ll get through it together! Contact us for an appointment today!