As you know, we are in the midst of a pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus. As a health care facility, we have an obligation to serve our patients while at the same time doing our best to limit the spread of this highly contagious disease.
We have instituted internal policies to limit patient and staff exposure to COVID-19:
- Increasing our already rigorous cleaning and sanitization protocols.
- Providing additional hands-free sanitization stations throughout our practice.
- Monitoring the health and well-being of our staff and providers closely.
- Working with the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and other government officials (NYS DOH) to follow recommended guidelines.
- Continuing to monitor the situation and implementing additional measures as needed.
We are fully open and committed to providing our patients with the exceptional care you are accustomed to. In addition to in-person visits, we will continue to offer telemedicine appointments for anyone who prefers to stay at home during this time. Please call (858) 926-7010 to make your appointment.
*This information was updated on 5/28/2020
The virus can spread from person-to-person and symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
To prevent potential exposure and transmission of this virus, limit the number of accompanying family or friends you bring with you to an office appointment or procedure.
To reduce your risk of any infection, we recommend the same precautions as those for avoiding the common cold and flu:
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Implement physical (social) distancing of six feet.
If you recently traveled to China, Iran, Japan, South Korea, NYC or Europe and have a fever, cough or shortness of breath:
- Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and symptoms.
- Stay home after you have been seen by a medical provider and avoid contact with others until you are well.
- Avoid travel on public transportation (such as bus, train, subway, metro, or airplane).
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
To read more on the CDC website, click here.