Covid Safety Measures
Southwest Surgical Center is here to care for you!
That’s why we are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.
We are pre-screening patients for illness prior to appointments as well as upon arrival. If you arrive prior to 7:30 AM, our nurses will greet you at the door to the building and will screen patients and accompanying caregivers for COVID-19 like symptoms. Our nurses will be wearing masks and gloves, while taking temperatures and asking screening questions. After 7:30 AM, there will be a greeter handing the screening questions and taking temperatures. If patients or their caregivers have a fever or other symptoms, they will be asked to return to their car and call their primary care provider from their car.
Patients, visitors, physicians, and colleagues are required to wear a mask to enter the building. Masks must also be worn when 6 foot social distancing is not possible. You may also see our staff and providers wearing other personal protection equipment within our center.
Limiting family members:
Only one family member or caregiver is allowed to accompany you to the center. Minor children may have both parents accompany them. The accompanying caregiver(s) must not be showing COVID-19 like symptoms. They will also be asked screening questions and have their temperature taken.
Plexiglass shields are being installed at our check-in desks. These shields provide a barrier between patients and our staff.
You will notice our lobby looks different. Furniture has been moved to promote social distancing. Signage has been added to the floor near the registration desk as a reminder to social distance.
As a health care facility, Southwest Surgical Center follows stringent cleaning procedures. We have increased cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces in lobbies and public spaces.
All staff members have their temperature taken upon entering the building when reporting to work. They attest that they do not have a fever over 100.4°F or higher, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle / body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, congestion, runny nose, nausea / vomiting, or diarrhea. Staff are also self-monitoring and staying home if they are experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms.
We are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health organizations. Each and every precaution helps to limit exposure and slow the spread of the virus. We are here to care for you in the safest manner possible!