We are seeing patients again!
Patients can see the doctor in person or through telehealth visits.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED!!
Here is what you need to know about your visit and our requirements:
- Only the patient will be permitted into the building UNLESS the patient has limited comprehension.
- If the patient is in a wheelchair, our staff will be happy to help get them where they need to be.
- Temperatures will be taken at the door, if temperature is elevated appointment may be discretionary.
- If you are in any way symptomatic (e.g. fever, coughing or shortness of breath, we cannot guarantee your appointment and you may be turned away) Please note this is for the safety of our staff and other patients.
- Usual questions about travel, contact and interactions will be asked.
- Please use hand sanitizer when you come into the building.
- Please follow social distancing rules and only sit on designated chairs.
- Please NO gloves to avoid cross contamination.
- While in the back seeing the doctor or getting treatment please keep your mask on at all times.
- If you are seeing a doctor please do not lay on the patient table until the doctor comes in the room.
Please note these precautions are necessary to maintain your and our staff’s safety. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
Your health and safety is our top priority. There have been no cases (COVID-19) at our facilities to date.
To ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff, we continue to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to proactively ensure our patients and workforce remain safe and protected. Alabama Cancer Care is asking patients about their recent travel history and if they exhibit symptoms of respiratory infection, including:
What patients and caregivers need to know before they arrive:
We are open for patient care. If you have fever, cough, runny nose or shortness of breath, contact your care team before your appointment.
Alabama Cancer Care will be screening ( NOT TESTING) patients and visitors for COVID-19 symptoms at the entrance of all our facilities.
HOW CAN THE PUBLIC HELP:
Institutions are working together to proactively implement measures that can serve to decrease transmission of the virus and flatten the curve which aims to extend a longer time period to avoid overwhelming the capacity of the health care systems.
To accomplish this goal, institutions are calling on anyone visiting a hospital or any health care site to seriously consider the following:
- Patients and visitors should plan ahead – Check your institutions website for specific visitor policy information.
- If patients are not feeling well, they should contact their care team for direction before travelling to the appointment.
- If visitors are not feeling well, they should stay home.
- Most institutions only allow 2 visitors at a time, per patient. Visitors must be 18 or older and cannot have symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath.
- Entrances will have screening questions about recent travel, current health and possible temperature check.
- People who do not have a critical reason to be at a medical facility should stay home.
- The best way to prevent the spread of germs is proper hygiene and cough etiquette. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially going to the bathroom; before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
See below how you can help to FLATTEN THE CURVE.