A Message to Patients regarding COVID-19
ANR Clinic is committed to improving the lives of all and our response to the novel coronavirus is no exception to that commitment. As many of you know, this is an evolving issue with new information daily. We want to assure you that as a health care organization we are closely monitoring directives from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health and other news sources. We are providing information and training to our staff to ensure that all of our patients receive the best and safest care possible.
On Monday, May 18, we are pleased to resume normal office hours.
What to Know About Your Appointment
If You Have an Upcoming Hospital Admission
Please help us protect all patients and staff by following these guidelines when you visit our offices:
- Please honor our NO visitor policy. Visitors will be permitted for extreme exceptions only and must be pre-approved before arriving.
- All patients will be screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. We appreciate your patience as this may create delays in the admission process.
- Please wash your hands frequently and practice good hand hygiene.
What We’re Doing to Protect You
Caring for you means doing our part to keep you safe during your office visit.
- All patients, visitors and staff are encouraged to wear face coverings.
- We’re following strict processes to sanitize our offices regularly.
- We have placed additional hand sanitizers in all common areas.
- High-touch points throughout the building are being cleaned at higher disinfecting levels including, doors, lobby areas, elevator buttons and restrooms.
- Our staff members are receiving instruction and ongoing updates about COVID-19, hand hygiene and other safety measures to decrease the likelihood of contracting or transmitting the infection.
Precautions You Should Take
Stay at home, especially if you are sick. Restrict contact with other people. Even at home, remain at least six feet away from other people while you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If You Experience Symptoms of COVID-19
- Call your physician or the Florida Department of Health (866-779-6121—open 24/7) for instructions. To limit potential exposure to other patients, do not go to your doctor’s office without calling first.
- If you are instructed to go to a doctor’s office or emergency department, notify the front desk staff of your symptoms immediately upon arrival so they can isolate you.
- Tell your health care provider about any recent travel or contact with people who have traveled to high-risk areas and/or if you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
- Your health care provider will work with the Florida Department of Health and the CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
We encourage you to keep yourself updated on information about coronavirus by looking at the following websites:
- World Health Organization:https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Florida Department of Health:http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/