OUR COMMITMENT TO CARE AMIDST COVID-19
We recognize the importance to support efforts to reduce the rate of infection and ensure access for COVID-19 care as cases have increased in our state.
The Governor’s recent order applies to hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris and Travis counties with challenged bed capacity since they have a critical role in the care of COVID-19 patients in Texas communities with the greatest need at the moment.
Our ambulatory surgery center is not affected by the order as we do not provide COVID-19 care. Our COVID SAFE standards enable us to safely provide diagnostic and procedural care to you and your loved ones, whose health is as important as ever.
Taking care of your health now may prevent greater health risks in the future . Our center has rigorous infection prevention protocols in place. This resource guide will provide an overview of what to expect and address frequently asked questions.
We are fully complying with the recommendations and protocols put forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and continually monitoring updates from the CDC and Department of Health. Steps taken by Baylor Scott and White Surgicare at Oakmont in this regard specifically include:
- Increasing the rigorous cleaning and sanitizing procedures throughout each office (including frequent disinfection of our equipment, common areas and surfaces)
- Making hand sanitizers and disinfectant supplies available
- Reducing density in our waiting rooms and follow applicable social distancing practices
- Screening all patients on arrival for possible infection
- Baylor Surgicare at Oakmont is maintaining continual communication with staff, and any employee with potential symptoms is being asked to stay home.
Instructions for Patients:
We ask that you call the facility and reschedule your appointment if within the past 2 weeks, you have:
- Traveled by air or cruise ship, whether international or domestic
- Have been asked to self-isolate or self-quarantine by any other doctor or public health official
- Have or have had a fever, a new cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, diarrhea, or any flu-like symptoms
Upon your arrival, we will be asking you again about recent travel, your symptoms, and taking your temperature with a non-contact thermometer at check-in. This is done as a precautionary measure to ensure you are in good general health.