We are pre-screening patients for illness prior to appointments as well as upon arrival. If patients or their caregivers have any COVID symptoms upon arrival, they will be asked to return to their car and call their primary care provider from their car.
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 taken their temperature at home before reporting to work or take their temperature 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!