We know many of you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) and how it may impact us here at Advanced Fertility Care. Ensuring patients are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our first priority. At this time, we don’t have any cases in our clinic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our buildings. However, we need your help in battling COVID-19. Below are some examples of how you can help protect the yourselves and our staff, as well as prevent the spread throughout the community.
If you are experiencing a cough, fever, sorethroat, runny nose, and/or shortness of breath, please call and reschedule yourappointment.
We encourage any patients who are scheduled fornew patient consultations or follow up appointments to do these by phone, Skypeor some other virtual communication.
You can help prevent the spread of infection byexercising proper hand washing hygiene as well as coughing and sneezing etiquette. We have hand washing and alcohol-based hand sanitizer availablethroughout our offices. Please alsoavoid contact with people and items as much as possible: handshakes, handles,etc.
At this time, we request that family and friendsdo not accompany patients to appointments. Out of anabundance of caution, we are limiting all visitors to our offices unlessabsolutely necessary. We have posted signs on our entryway doors to notifyvisitors of this policy and actively screening individuals, including staff,who need to come into the building. If you have a family member or friend withyou for appointments, please have them wait in the vehicle during yourappointment.
Our office has always followed CDCrecommendation on prevention, which includes: following strict handwashingprocedures, sanitizing rooms after each patient, sanitizing door handles and workstationsregularly, etc. We have increased allprevention activities and are being vigilant in our sanitation practices. We also are staying up to date with the CDCrecommendations as they may continue to change.
Should you have any questions, please feel freeto reach out to us.