To Our Patients: Based upon recent CDC guidelines and in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, we now recommend that all sessions take place electronically rather than in person, except in the rare instance that you and your clinician together decide that there is an overriding medical necessity to be seen in person. Please contact your clinician directly for instructions on how to proceed. We are working to implement video-call capabilities that safeguard your confidentiality at the highest level.
If you are a potential new patient wishing to be evaluated for the first time, please be patient as we determine the best way to provide evaluation and treatment via telemedicine.
If you or anyone in your household are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or you believe you have been exposed to the virus, we request that you quarantine yourself until you are no longer contagious according to CDC guidelines by avoiding all public places, including our office. If you are ill and you must cancel your appointment as a result, you will not be charged for the canceled appointment. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If you believe you may have been exposed to the virus, please contact your primary care physician immediately.
The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone take the following everyday precautions at this time:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid shaking hands with people.
Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, particularly after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or touching any surfaces in public places such as door handles or handrails.
If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. If none is available, you can make your own by combining isopropyl alcohol and a gel such as aloe vera.
If you must touch surfaces in public places, use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger. Wash your hands afterwards.
Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs on frequently touched surfaces, including countertops, light switches, tables, door knobs, desks, faucets, toilets, etc.
Clean and disinfect your smartphone frequently.
Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces.
Update your awareness by checking the CDC website regularly. www.cdc.gov
Thank you for sharing our ongoing commitment to the safety and well-being of our patients and staff.