Posted By Author on August 12, 2020
Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our patients and staff. We have been following all DHEC and CDC suggested safety measures and cleaning procedures, paying attention to every detail. We have put some new protocols in place for all appointments. Below is an outline of these important guidelines.
Before Your Appointment
Prior to your appointment, please consider the questions listed below. If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” patients should reschedule their appointment for at least two weeks out.
1. Has anyone in your household been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for, or is suspected to have, COVID-19?
2. Have you traveled internationally or by flight in the last 14 days?
3. Do you currently have (or have had in the last 3 days) a fever of 100.4 or higher or are you exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms?
Upon Arrival for Your Appointment
• Please be on time for your appointment as we will try to minimize the wait times and maintain distancing guidelines.
• Please come to your appointment alone or limit the people accompanying you to your appointment to the medical decision maker.
• A temperature screening will be required when entering our offices. If a fever greater than 100.4 degrees is present, we must reschedule your appointment.
• Everyone entering our practice must wear a mask or face covering as recommended by the CDC and may be asked to sanitize hands.
• No patients should enter the office without an appointment.
• We regularly sanitize our public areas such as waiting rooms, check in/check out areas, tables, door handles, restrooms, and hard surfaces.
• Each clinical room is thoroughly cleaned between each patient visit by wiping down all areas of contact (doorknobs, chairs, equipment) with medical grade disinfectant.
• Our team is dedicated about frequent hand washing and regular use of hand sanitizer between all patient encounters as is standard.
• Additional trainings have been provided to our staff with regard to proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks, face shields, googles, gloves, and gowns as per CDC recommendations.
• Staff members are screened every day for fevers and any symptoms and employees who feel ill are asked to return home.
We are happy to continue to serve our patients safely and appreciate the opportunity to continue to provide a higher standard of caring.