Effective Monday, May 4, 2020 we will be reopening our office 5 days a week. 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. We will continue to offer telemedicine appointments to our patients as well as in person appointments. For all in-person visits we strongly encourage our patients to wear a face covering and to not bring additional visitors to appointments. 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 continue to take 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 require all staff to wear a face cover will working and strongly encourage patients to wear a face covering during their visit
• We have 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
To stay up-to-date on COVID-19 information, please visit www.cdc.gov
, or www.scph.org