Announcement for Patients Regarding COVID-19
Dear OrthoArizona Patients,
Update as of 05/26/2020
OrthoArizona would like to thank all of our established and new patients along with the community for your patience and understanding during the pandemic. OrthoArizona continues to evaluate best practices and recommendations from the CDC to ensure the health and safety of anyone visiting an OrthoArizona site. Effective May 26th, we will begin checking temperatures of anyone entering an OrthoArizona location as part of the COVID-19 screening process. As a reminder, face coverings are required for everyone in an OrthoArizona location and please practice social distancing. If you have COVID-19, related symptoms and/or a temperature over 100.4 please call to reschedule your appointment.
Update as of 04/27/2020
OrthoArizona is taking all necessary steps to protect our patients, staff, community, and physicians from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Therefore, effective April 27th, 2020, to protect our patients, providers, and staff, all patients and guardians entering our offices will be required to wear cloth masks covering their nose and mouth. Individuals without a mask may be turned away and their appointment may be canceled and rescheduled. OrthoArizona made this decision in the best interest of our loyal and wonderful patients and employees, to help minimize their risk of exposure.
For your convenience we have posted the information from the CDC including a video on how to make a cloth face covering. Please contact your PCP for questions/concerns on whether you should wear a cloth face mask as there are certain circumstances when it is not advised to wear a face covering.
Please read more about this here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
As an alternative to in-office visits and to limit the number of patients in our offices, we offer Telemedicine appointments. You can complete these appointments from the comfort and safety of your own home via your computer or mobile device yet still receive the excellent quality and care our providers continually deliver. For more information on telemedicine appointments, please call 602.648.5444 or email us at email@example.com.
We would also like to announce that effective May 1st, 2020, OrthoArizona will reopen electives surgeries following Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Order.
OrthoArizona was founded on quality and for this reason we cannot express enough that we are doing this for everyone’s safety and well-being. Our patient’s health has always come first and we are grateful for each one of you.
We continue our rigorous cleaning and screening process for those patients coming in for urgent appointments. If you still have an in-person appointment and start to experience any symptoms such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, please call us to reschedule your appointment.
Please visit: https://azgovernor.gov/executive-orders to view up-to-date executive orders from the Governor’s office and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/ to view the recommendations from the CDC.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during these unprecedented times.