At the St. Cloud Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic your safety and the safety of our staff is our top priority.
We will do everything we can to make your visit to our clinic as safe as possible while providing exceptional medical care. Some of the things you will see we are doing to accomplish this are:
- Installing a new high filter, high capacity, air exchange system to manage our air quality
- Having our staff and all patients wear face masks to prevent exposure
- Following Center for Disease control (CDC) guidelines for cleaning all equipment, surfaces and furniture
- Doing remote care whenever possible including physician visits and hearing aid care
- Limiting the number of patients in the facility
- Implemented engineering controls including barriers to provide separation
- Offering curbside service for hearing aid clean and check, some lab tests and supply orders
When you come visit us this is what you should expect:
- A phone call prior to your visit that will ask you some questions about your health
- A health screening when you come to the clinic that may include
- Taking your temperature
- Asking questions about any history of coughing, fever, shortness of breath and difficulty with smell and taste
- We will have you clean your hands with hand sanitizer when you come into the clinic
- To reduce the number of people in our clinic we ask that you do not bring a family member to your appointment
- To help protect everyone we ask that you wear a cloth face mask. If you don’t have one here is a link to how to make one without having to sew.
- And most importantly, you should also expect the same expert and friendly medical specialty care that St. Cloud ENT clinic has provided for over 50 years
We all need to work together to keep our communities safe from spreading the COVID 19 virus.
Some things you can do to protect yourself is to:
- Practice social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet away from other people and avoid groups
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds routinely throughout the day. You can also use Alcohol based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
- Exercise, eat healthy and get plenty of rest
- Cover your sneeze or cough
- Disinfect and clean surfaces frequently
- If you feel ill or have been in contact with someone who is suspected of having COVID 19, contact your family physician to seek advice and stay in your home.