At Elite Wellness & Sports Medicine Center, the health and safety of our patients, staff, and doctors is of utmost importance. We rely on the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), state and local health officials, and chiropractic associations for the safest and best protocols to follow.
Chiropractic and physical therapy are considered “essential healthcare services” and therefore our office is open to see and provide care for our patients.
We are continuously monitoring the situation and will make adjustments as necessary.
We have implemented the following procedures to keep our patients, staff, and doctors safe:
- All patients are required to wear face coverings
- All staff is required to wear respirator masks. Gloves and eye goggles will be available for any staff member who feels the need to wear.
- Patients need to wait in their cars when they arrive and call the office to let us know they are here. Patients who are late for their scheduled time may need to wait until they can be seen to allow for safe social distancing. We will notify you of the wait time.
- Each patient’s temperature will be taken prior to their appointment start time. If fever is present, the appointment will be rescheduled for 14 days from the cleared bill of health.
- Each patient will be asked a list of screening questions to rule out signs of illness.
- Patients should come to the office alone, unless they require a caregiver. Please have your family or friends wait in the car. This will help us ensure save social distancing protocols.
- Every patient will be required to wash their hands with soap.
- We will have two pen holder. One will say “CLEAN” and one will say “USED”. Please take a pen from “CLEAN” cup to sign-in and put it in the “USED” cup when finished. We will be disinfecting all pens several times a day.
- All employees will have their temperatures taken before they start. Anyone with a fever will be sent
- Employees are required to self-quarantine if they show signs of illness, are taking care of a family member or a loved one with signs of illness, or have been exposed to COVID-19.
- The office will be sanitized several times a day and in between each patient. High touch surface areas like chairs, doorknobs, tables, and counters will be wiped down regularly.
- Staff will thoroughly wipe down treatment areas before and after each patient.
- Additional hand-sanitizing stations are set up around the office
CDC recommends the following everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty
For more information about COVID-19, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html