To promote wellness and safety, we have implemented new policies for both staff and patients in our office.
Patients, technicians, and physicians are required to wash their hands before and after an exam. If a patient would like to wear gloves brought from home, we ask that a new pair of gloves be worn upon entering the office to avoid any outside contaminants.
Staff will sanitize every staff and patient contact area before and after each patient. This includes, but is not limited to: chairs, door handles, pens, clipboards, desk surfaces, faucet handles, eyeglass frames, credit card scanners, screening tools, and exam testing equipment.
To avoid contamination of other items, any item touched by a patient should be immediately given to a staff member for sanitization when finished with use.
We ask that you come to your appointment wearing a mask. All staff and patients 10 years old and up will be required to wear masks in the office to reduce droplet emission in the office.
Despite the temporary discomfort, we encourage the use of masks to protect each other, not ourselves. Our staff, patients, and their families appreciate your thoughtfulness and cooperation.
Unless a parent, guardian, or caretaker is required, we ask that patients come into our office on their own to minimize contact.
The waiting rooms have certain chairs available, with others marked as unavailable. Please do not sit in chairs marked as unavailable.
Our office is dedicated to screening both our staff and patients for COVID-19 related risk factors to maximize health and safety in our service to you. If any of the following apply to staff or patients, they will be asked to reschedule their time at the office to a later date:
- Has known exposure to COVID-19 or contact with an individual who has COVID-19 in the past 14 days
- Has a fever, coughing, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 related symptoms
Temperatures will be taken for everyone who enters our office, including staff, patients, and delivery people.
If you are unsure if any of the above apply to you, or you are unsure how to proceed, our staff will be happy to provide you with recommended next steps, timetables for rescheduling, and other resources.