April 30, 2020 – During the COVID-19 pandemic and always, we take your quality of health very seriously. The health of our patients is our highest concern. We continue to take extra steps in following guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Ohio Department of Health, to ensure all of our offices remain safe for ALL our patients.
Below are a few of the extra measures we are taking:
- We are minimizing waiting room time. We’re reducing the time for check-in and registration, and we will move you into your clean exam room as quickly as possible.
- We will continue to check temperatures every day. When our providers, staff, patients, and visitors arrive each day, we will check your temperature and ask a few screening questions. We are asking patients not to bring visitors to their appointment, unless assistance is needed with mobility issues or with language barriers. Visitors must sign in, be over 18, and not be experiencing flu or COVID-19 symptoms. These extra measures are in place to ensure the safety of all patients and staff.
- We are maintaining social distancing for the foreseeable future. In our waiting rooms, you will see signage to assist in maintaining social distances. Any necessary paperwork will be filled out in the exam room instead of the lobby or emailed prior to the appointment to be completed before arriving.
More safety measures, Please wear your mask or face covering to your appointment, even if coming for a wellness visit. We’ll wear our masks too. All rooms in our offices are cleaned continually using CDC guidelines. We are also keeping separate sick and well exam rooms. If you do not have a mask, please wear a bandana or scarf.
Telemedicine visits are available through our FollowMyHealth Patient Portal so it may be possible for you to see your provider while remaining in your own home. We are offering these video visits so you can still have a face-to-face visit with your provider just done virtually over your mobile device or computer. Please call your provider’s office with any questions on how to get setup for this.
We take pride in knowing that we are doing our part to keep you healthy and safe and providing the care you need. Feel free to call the office if you want to schedule an appointment.