COVID-19

Central ENT Consultants, a division of the Centers for Advanced ENT Care has always been committed to providing the highest quality healthcare.  With that, we continue to follow the COVID-19 crisis and the recommendations for testing, treatment, and isolation that continue to change.  Since our cleaning protocols in our practices always met or exceeded the current recommendations, no change is needed.  We are however making the following changes to our patient policies until further notice.

 

COVID-19

The Centers for Advanced ENT Care has always been committed to providing the highest quality healthcare. With that, we continue to follow the COVID-19 crisis and the recommendations for testing, treatment and isolation that continue to change. Since our cleaning protocols in our practices always met or exceeded the current recommendations, no change is needed. We are however making the following changes to our patient policies until further notice.

OUR OFFICES ARE OPEN FOR APPOINTMENTS WITH CERTAIN RESTRCITIONS WHICH ARE LISTED BELOW.   ALL PATIENTS/VISITORS WILL BE SCREENED VIA QUESTIONING AND TEMPERATURE READINGS.


THE CENTERS FOR ADVANCED ENT CARE PATIENT RESTRICTIONS

For the safety of our patients and staff, and to lower their likelihood of exposure to COVID-19, The Centers for Advanced ENT Care (CAdENT) has temporarily implemented a new patient and visitor policy. All CAdENT practice offices will follow these guidelines for restricting patient/visitors in their locations:

  • If a patient/visitor has a fever greater than 100.0
  • Have a new (<14 days) cough or Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Have traveled out of the local area within the last 14 days
  • Have been in contact with someone with a confirmed Covid-19 infection

IF YOU HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR OR HAD DIRECT EXPOSURE TO COVID-19, YOU MUST PRESENT A RECENT NEGATIVE TEST RESULT BEFORE YOU CAN BE SEEN BY OUR PROVIDERS.

Patient/Visitors that fall into these guidelines are not to enter our office and will not be seen. These patients/visitors should contact their primary care physician via telephone per current CDC recommendations.

If you have an ENT related issue, please call our office and leave a message.


VISITOR POLICIES

  • NO visitors (not patients) under the age of 18 will be allowed into the office.
  • NO visitors will be allowed in the waiting room or exam room with patients unless needed for assistance. Come by yourself and/or have your visitor wait in your car.
  • Children who are patients are to be brought to the office with ONE adult only.
  • All persons MUST wear a face mask or facial covering for the duration of their time in the building


WHAT IS COVID-19

What we know:

  • On March 11, 2020, The World Health Organization has categorized COVID-19 as a pandemic — the global outbreak of a new infectious disease
  • On March 13, 2020 United States declared a national emergency
  • It produces upper respiratory flu-like symptoms — fever, cough, shortness of breath
  • It produces flu-like symptoms — fever, cough, shortness of breath
  • It spreads easily from person-to-person via coughing or sneezing
  • Older adults and people with chronic lung or heart conditions or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for serious complications


For more information please click on the links below for the CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to call the office.