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Information for Wellstar Oncology Patients During COVID-19

 

We know this is a very difficult time, and we want to reassure you that we are more committed than ever to meeting the needs of our oncology patients. Our dedicated teams continue to monitor the current situation, and we are taking every possible precaution to ensure the health and safety of the people we care for each day.

If you have an upcoming office visit scheduled and you’re not feeling well, or you have a cough or a fever, please call before you come. You should also notify us in advance if you have had contact with anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or has recently tested positive for COVID-19 so we can take the proper precautions prior to your arrival. It is also important that you let us know if you have been tested for COVID-19.

Telehealth and virtual health visits are available for some of our patients. We will reach out to you if this is something that might be useful for you. If your health situation permits and you would like to postpone or delay an upcoming appointment, please let us know and we will reschedule for a future date.

We want to you to know we are here to answer any questions you may have. We care about you, our patients and our communities, and we will always put your health and safety first.

 

How Wellstar Protects Our Oncology Patients

Clinical Precautions Prior to Visitors Entering the Office

 
  • Everyone who enters our site is screened for fever and respiratory symptoms.

  • Staff wear masks to help protect our patients who may be at higher risk.
 

Social Distancing During Your Appointment

 
  • We are rescheduling all non-critical patient visits.

  • Wellstar limits the number of caregivers that patients can bring to appointments.

  • Non-essential staff are being kept out of the clinic.

  • All patient education events, classes and volunteer opportunities are postponed.
 

Cleaning and Disinfecting at Wellstar

 
  • We cleanse and disinfect high-touch surfaces frequently.

  • Wellstar is conducting additional cleansing and disinfection of our infusion chairs, radiation equipment, patient rooms, computers and keyboards between each patient.

  • Daily deep cleaning of each area.
 

How You Can Help Protect Yourself

 

Social Distancing:

 
  • Avoid gatherings

  • Stay away from people who appear sick

  • Encourage your family to shelter in place
 

If you become ill but can safely stay home, please do so. Use our Covid-19 Virtual Assessment Tool for more advice on next steps.

 

Keep Your Hands Clean:

 
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
 

Cough and Sneeze Etiquette:

 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
 

Clean and Disinfect:

 
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

  • You can use a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
 

Plan Ahead:

 
  • How you will take care of sick family members?

  • What happens if your child gets sick?

  • What happens if you get sick?

  • Do you have a thermometer at home?

  • Do you a few extra months’ worth of prescription medications?
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