Advanced Vein Care Center has Re-opened!
Safety for Patients and Staff is foremost on our mind during the present COVID-19 pandemic. We are dedicated to providing you with outstanding care in a safe environment. Our practice response:
- Non-COVID-19 Care (NCC) facility: Our practice does not treat patients who are known to be suspected or known to be positive for COVID-19 in our office. Our practice follows Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Medicare Guidelines as a Non-COVID-19 Care facility. Patients who are suspected or positive for COVID-19 are followed remotely and appointments are rescheduled for a later date, once the patient has tested negative and is safe to return to our office for care.
- COVID-19 Safety Policy: We go above and beyond the safety requirements of national and international public health guidelines. We continuously monitor and adhere to these strong clinical standards to ensure patient and staff safety.
- Face Masks: We require face masks be worn by all patients, companions, visitors and staff. The mask must cover both the nose and mouth. Patients and companions should bring masks to appointments. A face mask will be provided by the Receptionist if needed.
- Patient Screening: Every patient is screened up to 3 times prior to their appointment for any COVID-19 symptoms or exposure history. Any patient who has a positive screen will be re-scheduled. They will be required to be tested, and will be seen when the test result is negative.
- Staff Screening: Every day, all staff members are screened for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure history. Any staff member who has a positive screening must undergo a COVID-19 test.
- Temperature Screening: Every individual who enters the clinical area of our practice — patient, companion, visitors and staff alike — undergoes a body temperature screening. Any temperature reading greater than 100.0o F prohibits the individual from entry into the clinical area. Patients with a high temperature must then be tested for COVID-19, and will be seen when the test result is negative.
- Hand Sanitizers: Hand sanitizers are placed every 6 feet to 12 feet within the practice. All patients are required to sanitize their hands prior to entry into our clinical area. All staff are required to sanitize their hands constantly throughout the day.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Staff: All staff are required to wear two face masks, goggles, gloves, and a head-cover when treating a patient. This is to keep both the patient and the staff safe. The practice is well-stocked with a full supply of Personal Protective Equipment.
- Room Disinfection: As a surgical practice, infection control and sterility are top priorities. Every exam room is disinfected thoroughly after every patient visit throughout the day.
- Reducing Foot Traffic: Foot traffic in our office is limited to only three patients in the waiting room and one patient in the hallway. One companion may accompany the patient in the waiting room if Social Distancing permits. No children under 16 years of age should accompany patients to their appointments.
- Physical Changes: New windows and partitions have been installed in our Reception, Scheduling and Check Out areas. Waiting room seating has been adjusted to create appropriate Social Distancing. Reading material in the waiting room has been cleared.
- Patient and Staff Safety is Our Utmost Concern: We will continue to monitor and update policies and procedures to safeguard the health of our patients.