We continue to monitor the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a healthcare provider, we have an obligation to our patients, providers, staff and community. The CDC and KDHE recommendations are changing daily. Our processes and practices will change as needed to remain in compliance with the recommendations of those agencies in order to monitor and manage the Coronavirus outbreak.
Effective March 16, 2020, the following process changes that affect all of our providers and their patients will be implemented:
1. Screening during scheduling phone call and registration for MAO Patients and Visitors:
Within the last 15 days:
a. Have you been around anyone who has traveled to or from (including layovers), or have you traveled to or from (including layovers), anywhere that there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19?
Last 14 days – Been on an international cruise or a river cruises
Last 14 days – Any international travel
Last 14 days - California New York Washington New Jersey Illinois Florida Louisiana Colorado
b. Have you had contact with anyone in the past 14 days who has been quarantined or placed on home or self-monitoring or has been ill with a fever, cough or difficulty breathing due to possible exposure to COVID-19?
c. Are you experiencing any lower respiratory symptoms that include any of the following
If the patient answers YES to any of the questions above, the patient will not receive any services and they are to be instructed to return to their vehicles, call our office to reschedule their appointment and call their primary healthcare provider. A minimum of 14 DAYS is required before rescheduling any appointment.
2. Changes to our visitor policy:
a. All visitors will be screened in the same manner as the patients.
b. Any visitor who answers yes to travel/exposure or respiratory symptoms will be asked to leave the facility to minimize transmission of COVID-19.