Patient Information Related to Coronavirus

 

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 November 13, 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:

  • Have you had a fever of 100.1F or higher in the past 48 hours?
  • Have you recently been experiencing a dry cough, chest congestion, or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, loss of taste and smelll?
  • Have you traveled to or from North Dakota on or after October 21?
  • Have you traveled to or from the country of Andorra on or after October 21?
  • Have you attended/traveled to a mass gathering of 500 people or greater where masks were not worn and 6 ft of distance could not be obtained?
  • Have you been on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 2020?
  • Have you received any notification from Public Health Officials (State or Local) that you are a close contact of a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 case?
  • Do you have knowledge that  you had contact with anyone in the past 30 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? Has any family member or close friend tested positive for COVID-19?

If the patient answers YES to any of the questions above, the patient will not receive any services and they will 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 the appointment.

2.  Changes to our visitor policy:

  • All visitors will be screened in the same manner as the patients.
  • Any visitor who answers yes to travel/exposure or respiratory symptoms will be asked to leave the facility to minimize transmission of COVID-19.

Masks are required while in the clinic

Due to the rapid increase in COVID numbers in the community, MAO will require ALL patients to wear a mask while in the building. If the patient refuses to wear a mask they will need to be asked to leave and reschedule for a later date. 

Please call 316-630-9300 if you have questions or concerns.