Dear Valued Patient of Digestive Healthcare Center,
With the flu, coronavirus, and other illnesses going around, here at Digestive Healthcare Center, your health is our top priority. We are all watching, with care and concern, the spread of the coronavirus. We want to use this opportunity to remind our patients of precautions we should all be taking:
1. First, we’re responding to the most updated reports from the CDC and from state and local government agencies.
2. As always we are taking great care in cleaning all of our facilities, with particular attention to patient check in and out counter tops, exam tables, bathroom facilities, door handles, seat arms and all points of common contact.
3. We’ve increased signage around our facilities and are screening patients upon arrival for risk factors.
4. We are asking our staff to please stay home if they have a cough, cold or fever of any kind, or if they think that they may have been exposed to the virus.
5. We are asking patients if you have a significant cough, cold and particularly a fever and/or have recently traveled internationally or have been exposed to someone potentially infected with the Coronavirus, please contact your primary care physician via phone or contact your local emergency room (if you do not have a primary care physician) for evaluation instead of scheduling an appointment at our office.
6. If you have any concerns about public spaces, we are offering patients our telemedicine option, eVisit, which allows our patients to have an “office visit” from any location via a secure telemedicine platform with good Wi-Fi reception using your smartphone, laptop or iPad. Most insurance companies will pay for the eVisit. Please call the office for more information.
We are reminding all patients and staff to follow these Centers for Disease Control tips:
· Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and always before eating or drinking.
· Wash for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to kill germs.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and face with unwashed hands.
· Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue. If you use a tissue, dispose of it in the trash immediately.
We at Digestive Healthcare Center are dedicated to providing a safe space for you and your family to receive the finest gastroenterology care and will continue to monitor this developing situation closely and comply with recommendations and instructions from our local and state health departments.
The Physicians and Staff of Digestive Healthcare Center