If you have been procrastinating on your appointment to see a specialist as a preventative measure against the COVID-19 pandemic, you aren’t alone. The majority of people across the globe have chosen to stay at home and delay non-emergency medical attention while hoping for the pandemic to cool off.
However, it’s vital to bear in mind that untreated hearing loss can be detrimental to your quality of life. The longer you wait, the worse it could get. Fortunately, we have slowly re-opened, putting patient care at the top of our priority list by ensuring safety and preventative protocols to curb the spread of the virus.
What to Expect from your Specialist During Appointments Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
Many guidelines and information have been put in public thanks to CDC, local, and state guidelines for re-opening and running healthcare businesses during the pandemic. How are hearing care providers striving to put your health in good hands while providing hearing loss care? We have compiled a checklist to guide you through our protocols when visiting our premises.
The majority of healthcare providers offer online appointments whenever possible to avoid physical contact and save you the trouble of coming out of your house. Check-out procedures will be conducted through follow-up phone calls after appointments.
All patients will be requested to undergo screening for signs of sickness, such as high-temperature records. We ask all our patients to cooperate. Our staff members also go through these screening schedules daily before being allowed to work.
PPEs Are Paramount
We encourage all patients and staff members to wear a face mask at all times, especially when within our premises. Staff members are required to wear gloves and other additional protective equipment when handling patients directly.
Temporary Restrictions on Walk-in Services
As we observe social distancing and minimal human traffic, walk-in services for purchasing supplies and equipment have been put to a hold. Our staff members will take the mandate to mail and deliver the supplies at your home’s comfort instead.
In-person Appointments Have Longer Waiting Gaps
Unlike before, unavoidable in-person appointments will take longer than usual to allow staff to decontaminate rooms after previous patients leave.
As the patient, you are instrumental in keeping everyone else safe. Wear your mask and bring your sanitizer for personal protection. Let us do our part using these protocols. Contact us today to book your appointment and let us help you hear the world around you.