Preventing the spread of Coronavirus has required many changes for local businesses and Cardiovascular Institute is no exception. Our goal is to continue to see our patients as scheduled, however we have a few new protocols we must follow to keep our patients and staff as healthy as possible.
First, if you are sick or have been exposed to a person with flu like symptoms within the last two weeks, please stay home and reschedule your visit. If you have been on a cruise or traveled from outside the US or from areas within the US that are experiencing an outbreak within the last two weeks, please reschedule your visit and self quarantine per CDC guidelines. If you have a smart phone or a computer with a web cam and microphone, you may be eligible to simply change your appointment to a video visit. Ask our receptionist about TeleVisits.
When visiting our office for an appointment or test, please practice social distancing from other patients and ask any guests that are with you to wait in the car so there is plenty of room for other patients. We will be screening patients at the door and taking temperatures. We will not be able to allow guests in the exam room with you except for truly exceptional circumstances. Don’t forget to cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, upper arm or a tissue. Avoid touching your face if possible and wash your hands with soap often.
Our staff will frequently sanitize office surfaces and work diligently to maintain a clean, healthy space for your cardiovascular care. Please help us help you by respecting the current CDC guidelines to prevent spreading contagious illness.