Over the last year, we’ve all been through a lot -- and a lot has changed.
At our WPHPA practices, infection prevention has always been a top priority and we’ve updated our facilities with the strictest of cleaning regimens, protective equipment, and additional policies to ensure the health and safety of our staff and patients. We are here for you and ready to treat everything from the exceptional to the everyday.
Learn more about our initiatives in place for your health and safety:
Effective, May 10, New York State expanded the list of people eligible to those 12 years and older. To find out if you are eligible, visit the New York State Vaccination website.
Once you are eligible, we encourage you to get vaccinated. COVID-19 can cause severe medical complications and lead to death in some people. Getting a vaccine is a major step in protecting you from getting COVID-19 or keep you from becoming seriously ill if you do get the virus.
We are eager to provide our eligible patients with the vaccine to protect against COVID-19. At this time we do not have vaccine appointments available and we are currently not administering COVID booster shots. Please check back regularly for the latest updates.
When you call for an appointment, office staff will ask questions pertaining to possible symptoms of COVID-19 so they can determine the appropriate course of action. In some cases, a Virtual Health Visit
may be recommended. Additional measures include:
- All patients and staff will receive a temperature check as they enter the building.
- If patients were not screened via phone within 24 hours, they will be screened again before heading to the reception desk.
The safety of you and your loved ones remains our top priority. All outpatient practice locations outside the main Hospital location permit one visitor per scheduled patient visit. For the protection of everyone, we are discouraging visitors whenever possible to appointments and screenings, except for special circumstances.
Staff is taking the utmost precautions by wearing PPE during appointments across all of our facilities. In addition, all patients must wear face masks for appointments; these will be provided if forgotten.
Infection prevention has always been our top priority and we are now taking special precautions to further ensure the safety of our patients and staff. More frequent cleaning practices are in place throughout all of our practices. We are focusing on all high touch areas and clean multiple times throughout the day to make sure every area is continuously disinfected. Waiting rooms are wiped down every hour, and exam rooms are disinfected after every patient visit. We are also scheduling sick appointments at the end of the day to provide time to properly disinfect our offices overnight.
As always, we are dedicated to making your visit safe, seamless and comfortable. Social distancing will be practiced during check-in and our waiting rooms have been rearranged with fewer chairs that are spaced 6 feet apart. We removed all magazines and paper in the waiting rooms as well as coffee/snack stations and Plexiglass has been installed at all reception desks. Appointments will be scheduled further apart to promote separation and minimize wait times in public areas and patients are now required to wear their face coverings to appointments.
Learn how we are keeping you safe at our Physician Practices.