How Our Center is Protecting You from Coronavirus

How Our Center is Protecting You from Coronavirus

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Alert:

To help us provide the safest care for all of our patients during the coronavirus spread:

  1. If you have fever, cough, body aches and/or shortness of breath; or
  1. If you (or someone close to you) have recently traveled outside the USA, have been on a cruise ship within the past two weeks, or have had close contact with someone who recently has been diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19),

Do NOT come to the center. Please call us for further instructions.

If you are having severe symptoms such as shortness of breath, please call 911 and seek emergency care.

Ensuring the safety of our patients is our utmost priority, and while the Coronavirus is a concern for some, we want you to know that we are closely monitoring the situation and taking steps to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Not only is our center governed by the Ambulatory Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and Medicare to ensure your safety, but we have also taken extra steps to follow CDC and World Health Organization Guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Ambulatory Surgery Centers vs. Hospitals

Ambulatory surgery centers, like ours, are quite different from hospital settings. If you have a procedure scheduled at a surgery center, you meet certain health criteria that allows you to have your procedure completed outside the hospital environment. Simply, our patients are generally healthier than patients needing a procedure at a hospital, thus decreasing your chances of contracting illnesses.

What is the COVID-19?

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that typically cause mild colds. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people, and others, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, only infect animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses that infect animals have emerged to infect people and can spread between people. This is suspected to have occurred for the virus that causes COVID-19.

What are COVID-19 Symptoms?

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

How to Avoid COVID-19

Follow the CDCís recommendation for preventative steps to keep yourself healthy. This includes but is not limited to:

What Should I Do if Iím Sick?

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please stay home! We do not need to see you at our center. Please call us, and we will be happy to reschedule your procedure.

We do not have any more specific information than what is recommended by the CDC. Furthermore, these recommendations may change from day to day. We will continually update as we receive information.