I hope you, your family and friends are staying safe and healthy. This has been a very challenging few months, but we together, we are weathering the difficulties.
My office is now open! I am very much looking forward to seeing you all in person again. I have missed you!
I have put into place new health safety policies from input from the CDC, San Francisco County Health Department, and the California Acupuncture and Chiropractic Boards. These new policies were created with the intent to slow the spread of Covid-19 and to help all of us to feel safe and secure in my office.
**MY NEW COVID-19 POLICIES & PROCEDURES**
NEW INFORMED CONSENT FORM:
All Patients (New & Returning) will be required to complete the COVID-19 INFORMED CONSENT FORM.
Please download it by clicking the green link. Then read and sign it. Bring the form with you to your next appointment.
MASKS REQUIRED: Anyone entering my building and office will be required to wear a mask before entry and throughout their visit.
PATIENTS ONLY (NO GUESTS): Please leave all guests at home, waiting in the car, or have them drop off and pick you up at a later time. Only patients will be allowed into the office and treatment rooms.
TEMPERATURE & OXYGEN LEVEL CHECK: Each patient will have a temperature screen and oximeter reading. Anyone with a temperature of 100F or above, or an oximeter reading below 90 will need to reschedule appointment and be advised to contact their primary healthcare provider immediately.
HAND HYGIENE: Upon entering the clinic, hand sanitation is required as you check into the front reception desk. You will find an alcohol based hand sanitizer at the reception desk. You must use the hand sanitizer before you enter the treatment room.
DOOR HANDLES: To minimize contact with high touch surfaces, I will open and close any doors inside the clinic during your visit.
REDUCED OVERLAP: I will be spacing out appointments to reduce overlap from patient to patient. It is important that you arrive on time and not be late for your appointment.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: I will only see 1 patient at a time. This will support safe social distancing and greatly reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19.
SANITIZING UV-C LAMPS: You’ll also notice UV-C lamps in the corner of each individual treatment room. These powerful sanitizing lamps kill 99.9% of all bacteria, viruses and fungi in the room. The UV-C lamps run for 15 minutes between patients, leaving the room safe for both patient and practitioner afterward. Other office areas (waiting/reception area, hallways) will also be sanitized daily with these medical grade UV-C lamps.
CLEANING: My office continues to be cleaned daily and disinfected after each patient. All gowns and sheets are laundered in 165F hot water to kill pathogens.
PAYMENT OPTIONS: I am eliminating cash for payment, since cash is more likely to spread germs and viruses. I still accept Visa, Master Card, Bank Cards and FSA/HSA Cards.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an in-person or telemedicine appointment.
I hope you’ve all enjoyed the blog posts I’ve sent out while we were under quarantine. My objective was to stay in touch, to let you know that I was thinking of you, and that I am here to assist should you need my help. While change is always challenging, happily, our lives are getting back to a new normal. I look forward to seeing you soon!
Filed in Current Health News