All of Bone & Joint’s clinics are open to serve you. However, due to the current health threat, we’re doing everything we can to keep you, your family, our staff, and our communities safe. You may notice some differences when you arrive for your appointment.
To minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus, Bone & Joint has adopted the policy of allowing only one guest (18 years of age and older) to accompany the patient to the office visit. For additional loved ones or guests of patients who would like to be part of the office visit, they have the option to participate via speakerphone. Please notify the provider if you’d like someone to be called.
Everyone who enters a Bone & Joint facility will be screened, will have their temperature taken, and will be required to wear a mask. Bone & Joint continues to follow CDC guidelines which require mask-wearing in healthcare settings. ***Bone & Joint recommends that patients who have received the Covid-19 vaccine wait two weeks before receiving a cortisone “steroid” injection from their provider.***
The leadership team is assessing the situation daily, following the CDC and Department of Health Services (DHS) recommendations. Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time.
You can help stop the spread of COVID-19
Your health, the health of our staff, and the health of our community depend on it.
- If you know you’ve been exposed to the highly contagious coronavirus, self-quarantine and let us and others know.
- If you have a fever higher than 100.4 and a dry cough call your primary care doctor and ask what you should do.
- If it’s hard to breathe, call 9-1-1.
Even with mild symptoms, you can still spread the disease which will be fatal for some. We’re screening patients for symptoms during pre-appointment calls and check-ins. We also are:
- Asking employees and patients who feel sick to stay home,
- Asking people who have been in close contact (6 feet or less) of someone who has tested positive to self-quarantine,
- Aggressively cleaning and disinfecting all common-use surfaces in our clinics,
- Washing our hands before and after patient visits, and
- Coughing or sneezing into tissues or into our elbows to contain the spread of germs.
Want to know more about the coronavirus and what you can do? Read through this information from the CDC.