Update Mar. 31 2020: Our temporary office hours limited to mornings 9AM to 1PM only will continue through April 30th. Additionally, we continue practicing procedures to increase safety and minimize risks for patients and staff, such as limiting number of patients in office at a time, cleaning after each patient, opening doors for patients and virtual transactions. Some patients choose to use their own personal protective equipment (PPE) and we encourage the use. However, if you are experiencing symptoms of fever, coughing or shortness of breath please contact your primary physician for evaluation. If you have any questions please contact us for more info.
Update Mar. 23, 2020: For the next two weeks, we will be temporarily modifying our business hours to mornings only. Currently, the dates affected are March 23rd to April 3rd Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 1:00PM.
At this time we will continue to see patients and we are following safety guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) regarding the COVID-19 virus. However, we urge all patients to self-isolate if they are feeling unwell, so that we do not put other patients, public or providers at risk of infection.
Please do not attend the practice if you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, or if you fit the recent Government criteria for self-isolation for 14 days (i.e. returned from overseas since Sunday night, or been to the restricted countries and feel unwell).
We have introduced additional cleaning, strict hand sanitizing and alcohol based cleaning for all our reception staff and practitioners to use in between each patient visit, and ask that all patients practice personal prevention techniques recommended by the CDC for prevention:
Take steps to protect yourself:
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.