To help prevent the spread of all infectious diseases, including COVID-19, we adhere to standardized infection control measures including routine cleaning and disinfection of all clinical areas, thorough sterilization of all tools and equipment, and the use of recommended personal protective equipment (PPE).
While our office has always adhered to these standard precautions, there are several additional precautions we have implemented since the emergence of COVID-19:
- Screening patients for signs or symptoms of infection prior to each appointment.
- Daily screening of employees for signs or symptoms of infection.
- Frequent disinfection of public areas throughout the day.
- Closure of play rooms and removing toys and stuffed animals from the office.
- Reducing the number of patients seen daily and staggering their arrival times to prevent people congregating in the office.
- Installation of acrylic sneeze barriers to reduce patient and staff contact.
To protect yourself and those around you, we have put the following patient policies into place:
- Your appointment paperwork is now available online. It must be completed before entering the building. Paper forms will no longer be available. Please follow the link in your appointment reminder email or use the "Patient Forms" button on our website to complete your forms.
- Car check-in is required. Text or call the office when you arrive for your appointment. We will let you know when it’s your turn to enter the office.
- Anyone over the age of 2 years old must wear a mask inside our office. Homemade masks and scarves/bandanas are fine. Due to limited PPE supplies, we will not provide masks. Anyone without a mask will be asked to wait outside.
- One parent per patient will be allowed in the office. Additional family members will be asked to wait outside. Do not bring any children to the office if they do not have an appointment. Siblings will be instructed to enter the office one at a time. Young children cannot be left outside of the office unattended, so please plan siblings’ appointments separately or bring another adult to wait in the car with the other child(ren)
Please do NOT visit our office if you, your child, or someone in your household has experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 48 hours:
- Shortness of breath
- Sore Throat
- Loss of smell or taste
- Travel within the past 14 days to affected geographical regions
If you have any questions about your health, your appointment, or our office’s infection control practices, please calls 214-484-3199 to speak to a staff member.