Health Alert: Coronavirus Information

Health Alert: Coronavirus Information

ATTENTION PATIENTS AND VISITORS

Are you experiencing cough, fever or flu symptoms? Have you been exposed to someone that has a respiratory infection or has tested positive for Covid-19?

Please call (203) 830-4700 to notify our office prior to your appointment if you have any of the following:

  1. A fever over 100.5 degrees F or felt feverish in the last week.
  2. Cough, fever, flu or respiratory symptoms including shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, nasal congestion, headache or chest congestion in the last 10 days.
  3. A new loss sense of smell or taste without nasal congestion or other nasal symptoms.
  4. Contact with somebody with a known Covid-19 infection without protection, including as a healthcare worker?
  5. Have you been swab test for COVID-19 within the last 3 weeks OR have unknown pending results to a swab test for COVID-19?

Please promptly notify our office prior to your appointment if you’ve answered yes to any of the statements above.

Safety Precautions for Patients and Staff

At Advanced Specialty Care we have both been monitoring recommendations and proactively implementing protective measures for our patients and our staff. Below is an outline of measures we have deployed for your safety:
1.) All new appointment requests have been and will continue to be screened for symptoms and contacts. All who indicate fever or feverish feelings anytime in the last week or who have had a contact with a known infected patient are referred to our telehealth physician screening.
2.) On arrival all patients and related visitors are checked for fever and again have symptoms and contacts questioned. Those who meet criteria are denied access to the office and attended to through our telehealth physician service.
3.) Only one visitor is permitted in the office with each patient, others are asked to wait outside our buildings.
4.)  All visitors over the age of 2 who pass criteria are required to wear a mask upon entry to our office.
5.) Universal precautions are firmly mandated in our office so all clinical staff and physicians when in the exam room with a patient will be wearing N95 masks and have cleaned their hands prior to encountering the patients.
6.) All exam rooms are cleaned thoroughly between patient visits with appropriate disinfectants as well as all the hard surfaces in our waiting room regularly.
7.) All equipment used in patient care is carefully discarded or properly sterilized between uses.
8.) Any employees who show any signs of respiratory illness and/or fever have been sent home with their return predicated on negative Coronavirus 19 testing confirmed.
9.) We are deploying ‘social distancing’ in the office wherever we can for our staff and our patients.
10.) We are refraining from shaking hands in order to prevent the spread of germs.
We continue to do all that we can to care for our patients and, perhaps more importantly, do our part in serving the needs of our local healthcare community. Anything we can do to relieve some of the burden on primary care offices as well as the hospital and emergency room helps everyone.

We appreciate your cooperation.