COVID-19

UPDATE 3/19/2020

If you have an upcoming appointment and you are suffering from a fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath, please contact our office to reschedule your appointment.  Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020 we will be offering telemedicine appointments to our patients.  We also strongly encourage you to sign up for our patient portal (gsiohio.mygportal.com), as we will be able to address minor needs through the portal.

Our objective is keeping our patients and employees safe. With that in mind, we have taken several steps to ensure your safety here at GSI.
 
We are asking patients that have fever and/or flu like symptoms to reschedule non urgent appointments
We have a screening protocol in place which is being updated as new information becomes available. 
We have added a hand sanitizer station in the foyer of the building between the two waiting rooms for all patients and visitors to use to sanitize their hands before entering our waiting rooms
We have also implemented a more rigorous cleaning schedule to ensure areas of patient contact are being cleaned thoroughly and frequently. 
 
We are closely following the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) guidelines and recommendations on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the virus. We have shared specific instructions with our employees on the importance of washing their hands and staying home if they feel ill.
 
We will continue to closely monitor the situation and do all we can to protect our patients and employees.
 
We would like to remind you to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19 such as:
1. Wash your hands with soap and water
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
3. Cover your coughs and sneezes
4. Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
5. Clean frequently touched surfaces
6. Practice social distancing
7. Be aware of COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, difficulty breathing
8. Know that older adults, persons with underlying health conditions, and those who have traveled or had exposure to known COVID-19 patients are considered to be at increased risk
9. To stay up-to-date on COVID-19 information, please visit www.cdc.gov or www.scph.org.