Infection control policies for the office
Because many people visit the office when they have some kind of infection, and because many people also visit the doctor when they do not have an infection, infection control procedures in the office are important. We take this very seriously. These policies are for the protection of patients and staff.
When making an appointment, please mention to the staff if you think you have an infection, or are having a cough or a fever. This can be noted in the appointment scheduler and you will be treated preferentially.
On arrival at the office, please use hand sanitizer to thoroughly clean your hands. Many infections are spread by simple hand contact.
Some infections are spread by droplets when coughing. If you have a cough, please be certain to wear a mask in the waiting room AND in the exam room. Masks are available and can be provided by reception or nursing staff.
It is well recognized that children’s toys, which are very difficult to sterilize, are a vehicle for transmission of infections. Please feel free to bring along toys or books for your own child’s use during visits to the office.
These simple, but effective measures will make your visits to the office safer for you and for others.