COVID-19 Update: Companion Policy

April 9, 2021   Practice News & Events

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To our Patients:

Thank you for your ongoing patience and support as we continue to adjust the way we practice due to the current environment surrounding COVID19.

It is our priority to provide a safe and comfortable office setting for our patients and staff amidst this transition. We are utilizing all resources to provide everyone with the level of compassion and care that you have become accustomed to at Garrison.

Beginning Monday, April 12th, we will allow patients to have ONE adult (over age 18) companion accompany them to their scheduled appointment. No children (under age 18) are permitted at this time.

The patient companion must be over the age of 18, health screened, and must don a mask that covers the nose and mouth (gaiters are not permitted). The patient companion must remain with the patient during the entirety of their approved visit.

We continue to be diligent in monitoring the number of people in the building to align with screening processes, social distancing, and cleaning recommendations.  We have adopted a secure texting process that allows us to communicate with patients as needed regarding their entrance into the building. Secure texting assists in managing our office traffic. You may be contacted via text message to remain in your vehicle until requested to enter the building.

Telehealth Visits
When an in-person visit isn't necessary, we kindly ask that you consider scheduling a telehealth visit with one of our providers instead to reduce the amount of traffic coming through the office. More information on telehealth visits can be found here.

Mask Policy
Everyone MUST wear a mask covering the mouth and nose when in the building. Gaiters are not permitted.

Screening Questions
If on the day of your appointment you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, please do not enter the building - call us regarding your appointment and contact your Primary Care. 

• Influenza-like illness
• Fever and/or chills or feeling feverish?
• Sore throat
• New cough (not related to chronic condition)
• New nasal congestion or new runny nose (not related to seasonal allergies)
• Muscle aches
• New loss of smell or taste
• Shortness of breath

As always, we thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation during this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Garrison Women’s Health

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