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At Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania the safety of our patients, as well as our staff, is our top priority. We want to ensure that we balance our compliance with state and national recommendations regarding social distancing and providing you orthopedic care that meets your needs. As recent events have made us all aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a highly contagious disease that is impacting individuals across the globe and within our local communities. Although there may be some uncertainties surrounding the spread of the virus, we are committed to remain vigilant in doing all we can to protect everyone who may enter our offices, and we ask our visitors to do the same.
We are limiting non-essential visitors to our offices.
At this time we are limiting additional people at appointments. If you have a circumstance that requires someone to be with you, please tell us, otherwise we ask that you come in alone. Minors are required to have a parent present.
All patients and essential visitors are required to wear a mask.
As directed by the CDC for Healthcare facilities, we are requiring everyone at all of our locations to wear a face mask. When coming for an appointment, please wear a face mask before entering the building.
We adhere to strict cleanliness protocol.
Even before these recent events, all of our medical offices have followed strict sterilization, cleanliness, and safety protocol which will continue to be followed by our physicians and staff. As a supplemental measure during this period of increased awareness, each of our offices are receiving additional deep cleanings and sterilizations. Be assured that all of our patient exam rooms, X-ray machines, MRI machines, and all other medical equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after each patient visit.
When planning a visit to OIP, please follow these guidelines:
1. If you have ANY COVID-related symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath or any respiratory illness, please reschedule your appointment and call your PCP. Please do not come into our office if you are ill.
2. To limit potential exposure to viruses, we ask that guests do not escort you to your visit unless it is necessary for your medical care.
3. Our physicians and staff members are committed to efficient and expedient expert care during your office visit. Please assist them in their efforts by having all of your information ready so we can decrease the waiting room times for all patients. These measures will help reduce exposure to others by increasing social distancing.
4. If you or anyone in your household has had any known exposure to COVID-19 within the last 10 days, or if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please discuss this with your Primary Care Physician prior to your visit.
5. All patients will be given the opportunity to give feedback after their visit. Please participate as this will help improve our procedures in our commitment to providing expert orthopedic care.
6. All patients and essential visitors are required to wear a face mask before entering our offices.
7. Patients should not be accompanied by anyone unless it is medically needed, or the person is needed to aid in language translation. A parent should accompany minor patients.
As always, the best way to avoid viruses of any kind is frequent, hand washing of at least 20 seconds with soap and water. This is especially important after coughing or sneezing. Additionally, avoid close contact with people who are sick. Click here for more prevention guidelines.