Important Information Regarding Your Healthcare During This Pandemic
COVID-19 Guest Policy
For the continued safety of patients, physicians, staff and the community, New Horizons has implemented a ONE visitor/escort policy.
The Practice Manager will ensure social distancing is maintained, all visitors/escorts will complete the COVID-19 screening questions and have temperature taken and recorded. The visitor/escort will remain masked with a cloth, 3 ply surgical, or N95/K95 mask throughout their time in the office. No vented masks will be allowed. The Practice Manager will limit visitors/escorts if social distancing cannot be maintained.
We empathize with all patients who wish to have multiple guests at their appointment. We are closely monitoring the CDC guidelines and will adjust our policy when appropriate.
The latest update from SIH regarding masks (Applies to New Horizons as well):
We just received an update from SIH regarding their visitor policies. Effective immediately (11/10/20) visitors under the age of 18 will not be permitted. If the patient is under 18 or their significant other is under 18 they will still be permitted to come in as a support person.
SIH will encourage all inpatient and ambulatory patients to wear a mask while in our facilities. This update is to further protect against the spread of the COVID-19 virus through people who may have COVID-19 and are not showing symptoms. Patients are asked to bring their own masks from home at the time of their visit. In cases where the patient does not have a mask to bring, one will be provided upon entry.
New Horizons Obstetrics & Gynecology is committed to keeping our patients, visitors, and staff healthy and safe. We are therefore taking the additional steps of screening individuals who enter our facility for the following symptoms:
Symptoms that may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell, Trouble breathing, Persistent pain or pressure in the chest, New confusion or inability to arouse, Bluish lips or face
If you have an appointment with our office and are experiencing any of these symptoms please call our office to reschedule immediately. You will also want to notify your Primary Care Provider of your symptoms. Please contact the SIH information hotline for questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 at 1-844-988-7800.
We are so excited to be integrating our Annual Well-Woman visits back into the office. Please see our most recent updates below: New Horizons continues to follow the CDC guidelines for the safety of our patients and staff. We have separated the chairs in our waiting room to practice social distancing and our nurses continue to work hard to get you back to an exam room quickly. We are also creating 6 ft space markers near our check-in and check-out areas. New Horizons Staff will all be required to wear a face mask in the office when social distancing from someone isn’t a viable option. We also require that our patients wear them as well. If you are a New Patient or a patient that hasn’t been seen in our office in a while please visit our website and update the following forms: There is no need to print these, once you fill them out on our website they will be directly sent to us safely and securely.- Patient History Form- Benefit Clause Form- Patient Financial Policy FormAny questions or concerns please contact us by calling our office at 618-457-0404.Our hope is that these temporary restrictions will be over soon and we can get back to our normal procedures. Thank you for your continued patience with us.
- Those patients who will still be coming in for urgent/emergent visits will continue to be screened with the COVID-19 screening form.
- If you feel you are an “urgent/emergent” case, Our receptionist will take out a note to the provider, and they will make the determination.
- Only Patients are currently permitted for in-office visits – a few exceptions found above. Please review SIH Visitor Policy for further information.
We are all in this together! Remember to stay alert, not anxious!