Coronavirus Office Update 9.4.2020
As a practice, we remain concerned about your overall health and safety in addition to the health and safety of your loved ones. According to the governor’s order, social distancing guidelines remain in effect, and the Public Health State of Emergency Declaration extends through September 10.
On September 3, I was informed that a family member of one of my patients, who brought them to their appointment and lives with them and was briefly in my office, has tested positive for COVID19. As has been my current policy, I was masked during the entire session.
In consultation with the Houston County Health Department, this contact was not considered direct contact. However, since my patient and their family member live in close proximity, and my patient was not masked during the session, I am taking extra precautions for the next two weeks.
During this time, you are encouraged to consider telehealth as the safest option. If you do wish to come to the office, know that as an office, we will now be masked during sessions. We are also asking you to be masked in the waiting room and during sessions for the health of our providers and staff and others for whom we care.
To change your appointment to telehealth, contact me through the patient portal, by email, or by phone. In general, patients are reporting that when they call their insurance company, that telehealth is covered at this time. I do remind you that your relationship with your insurance company is your responsibility.
If you choose to have your appointment in the office, know that I will be masked. For your safety and our safety, I ask that you wear a mask in the waiting area and in session.
If you choose to cancel your appointment, kindly give me 24 hours notice so that we can either fill that time or know not to come into the office.
And as always, please take care of yourself and those around you.