PARC’s Response To COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
To ensure that the Pain Arthritis Relief Center can still provide safe and healthy access to our services, we have implemented the following measures to ensure that both our patients and staff stay safe, healthy and well during these difficult and cautionary times:
- We will ask screening questions prior to each visit, for anyone who needs to come into our office. We will reschedule appointments for people who pose a risk to others in order to help avoid community spread.
- Upon entering our office we will provide you with hand sanitizer and will ask that you disinfect your hands, and your temperature will be taken.
- We have changed the way we schedule appointments in order to limit the amount of time people spend in our waiting room, as well as to decrease the number of patients in our waiting room at one time.
- We have removed excess chairs from our waiting room to ensure space between patients, as well as to decrease their exposure to surfaces and to assist with the management of cleaning and sanitizing.
- We are asking individuals who are escorting and/or transporting patients to our office to wait in their car in order to decrease the number of people in the waiting room.
- Patients will be taken to treatment rooms as soon as a room is available for them.
- In order to reduce the chances of community transmission of germs, we no longer offer our complimentary coffee service, water cups and magazines in our waiting room.
- Our employees are getting screened for symptoms on a daily basis.
- We are up to date with the latest, and are following all CDC guidelines.
- We have always been meticulous in implementing our policy of sanitizing all surfaces in each room after each patient encounter but are being even more vigilant with this, as well as have increased the frequency we disinfect.
Remember the Basics!
– Frequently wash your hands with warm water and soap for a minimum of 20 seconds, being sure to get the back of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails, and rinse them well under clean water. Dry your hands with a clean towel or air dry them if there are no clean towels available.
– When you are in public, always maintain a social distance of at least six feet in between you and other people you do not live with.
– Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, especially your eyes, nose and mouth and the areas near them.
– If you need to cough or sneeze, do it into the inside of your elbow to prevent germs from going into the airspace of others and onto surfaces that others may come in contact with.
– If you feel sick, or even just tired or a bit off, stay at home and ask your doctor whether or not you should get tested for COVID and/or if you should seek further medical attention.
– Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when you are out in public. This helps to prevent the spread of viruses and other harmful germs.