**Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 5/4/20

This post will be updated regularly as new information is available.

We hope that everyone has continued to stay safe during this difficult time. We have been closely monitoring national and statewide developments in the COVID-19 pandemic in order to provide all of our patients with safe and high quality care.

As of Monday, May 4th our office hours will be returning to Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm. We will be offering in-person clinic visits for all Ear, Nose and Throat issues. However, in order to ensure appropriate social distancing and adequate time for room cleaning, there will be a limited number of appointments per day. Additionally, we will continue to offer Telemedicine services over the phone or via video conference for all patients who prefer to shelter-in-place. Call our office at 205-838-3755 to schedule!

We ask that all patients who present for clinic or allergy visits to please stay in your vehicle and call our office once you arrive to check in. A member of our staff will personally come and escort you to your appointment. We would also request that all patients wear a mask (cloth/surgical/N95).

We are prepared with measures from the CDC guidelines for reducing exposure risk.

-Antiseptic cleaning of each room following each individual patient encounter.

-Standard PPE (personal protective equipment) will be used in all patient encounters.

-Limiting patient encounters to the patient and one other guest if necessary (Parent, Caregiver). We would ask any other family members or friends to wait in the car.

-Per guidelines, we will avoid direct contact with hand-shaking during encounters.

 

As always, our number one concern is patient safety and well-being. Thank you all for your understanding.

-Southern ENT staff