Covid Safety Measures

Information from the Centers for Disease Control and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regarding COVID-19 changes on a frequent basis. Information below may not necessarily follow what’s in our Patient Surgical Booklet, which can be found under the Patient Information dropdown and then Patient Resources tab.

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.

Screening measures:

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.


Patients and visitors are required to wear a mask to enter the building.  You may also see our staff and providers wearing other personal protection equipment within our center.

Limiting family members:

Only one – two family members or caregivers are 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.

Plexiglass shields

Plexiglass shields have been removed but are available if needed at our check-in desks. These shields provide a barrier between patients and our staff.

Social distancing:

You will notice our lobby looks different. Furniture has been moved to promote social distancing. 


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.

Staff health:

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!