COVID-19
A Message from Primary Spine & Rehab

As the concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continue, we thought it would be helpful to share an update on what Primary Spine & Rehab is doing to make your future therapy appointment as safe as possible.

We are currently seeing patients in a measured way for medical, chiropractic and physical therapy treatment. We can also offer telehealth services for all three provider types. Please call the office to see if your insurance covers this service, as most do at this point.

The first step we took was to educate our workforce using validated resources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the US Department of Health.

The second step we took was to evaluate our ability to continue to provide services without increasing exposure risks to you, to our visitors and staff. As part of that process we are including some additional measures during the check in process and when patients are making appointments.

  • Have you had any contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, with any person(s) under investigation for COVID-19 or anyone with flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath and/or a diminished sense of taste or smell)?
  • Have you had any worrisome symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath or a diminished sense of taste or smell in the past 14 days. We are also asking all patients to call the clinic prior to arriving if they have any flu/virus-like symptoms.

The third step we took was to intensify our housekeeping & infection control procedures to assure that we have minimized contact with any thing or areas that could harbor harmful bacteria or viruses. In doing so we are asking all individuals who enter our clinic to:

  • Wear masks in the office at all times. We will provide surgical masks if a patient is without one.
  • Pass an infrared thermometer reading prior to treatment.
  • Apply our hand-sanitizer prior to completing paperwork and starting treatment.
  • Practice good hand hygiene (frequent handwashing) as well as good cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Apply our hand-sanitizer when departing the clinic
  • Advise care-givers to wait in their car so our reception area can maintain social distancing (We are providing a 6’ spread between individuals in our facility and we are scheduling patients according to how many exam rooms are available at a given time slot).

As our fourth step we are offering telehealth services from all providers, as covered by insurances and regulated by state & federal laws.

The final step we have taken is to continually educate our workforce and our patient community regarding the COVID-19. We will consistently employ measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 according to the CDC (and other credible authorities) recommendations and will keep you informed of any changes in protocols.

 

Dr Sadowski and staff