As Hernando County is beginning to recover from the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to fulfill your healthcare needs. Here at Hernando Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgery, we’re committed to taking care of our patients as needed while strictly adhering to CDC guidelines. Our trained staff is here to safely provide the services that you need in a safe, controlled environment.
Keeping Our Clinic Virus-Free
To keep our facility safe and virus-free, we’re completing patient screenings as recommended by the CDC. We screen each patient who visits our office with a questionnaire including questions about recent travel, contact with people infected by COVID-19, fever, and other symptoms of the virus.
In keeping the clinic clean, we utilize a UV sterilizer to disinfect the clinic daily. This is unprecedented in the county for office use. We’re also taking each patient’s temperature to ensure that they don’t have a fever, which is a key symptom of COVID-19. Patients are required to sanitize their hands when they enter our office.
Our hours are determined based on patient necessity to reduce contact between individuals. We’re still providing medication refills for patients to prevent gaps in medication. Surgical procedures are being performed on an outpatient basis or when inpatient care is minimal. Before elective surgery, all patients must receive a negative COVID-19 test result at least 72 hours before surgery. This is essential to protecting the health of everyone at our facility.
Protecting Yourself Against COVID-19
If you’re having any COVID-19 symptoms, (fever, loss of taste or smell, cough, etc.), call your doctor immediately. Testing is now widely available; with regular testing, you can help to contain the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that you receive the care that you need to recover from a potential COVID-19 infection.
Mask-wearing protects you and everyone around you against COVID-19 infection. Additionally, frequently washing or sanitizing your hands can also help prevent the spread of the virus. This is especially important after being in a public place. If you cough, sneeze, or blow your nose, be sure to sanitize your hands immediately to lower the risk of spreading the virus to surfaces.
Especially during this trying time, everyone at Hernando Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgery is here to protect the health and wellbeing of you and your family. We look forward to continuing to serve your medical needs in the new year, and we wish you a safe and healthy holiday season.