Here are some of the things we are doing to ensure your safety when you visit The Eye Institute of Utah and The Surgicare Center of Utah:
- All staff, patients and visitors must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. The front desk will have masks available for unmasked patients upon arrival. If you refuse to wear a mask, we cannot honor your appointment.
- Make sure your nose to chin are completely covered. If you would like more information about proper use of masks, click here.
- You will be asked about symptoms and your health history. If you are scheduled to have surgery, a nurse will call you several days before your procedure to conduct a virtual health assessment before confirming surgery. If you are sick, we are going to insist that you go home. We are asking this both of our own employees and our patients.
- Everyone is practicing frequent and thorough 20-second hand washing & proper use of gloves when necessary.
- Protective barriers in the exam rooms are installed to help prevent the spread of germs during your exam.
- Hand sanitizers are located in multiple locations for your convenience.
- We are continuing physical distancing of at least 6 ft for all staff and patients. Our waiting areas are adjusted to make this easier for you. Family members may be asked to wait outside or in the car.
- We have adjusted our appointment schedule to help with social distancing and to help minimize the time you are in the office.
- In between every patient visit the exam rooms are thoroughly sanitized. In addition, all touched surfaces are sanitized throughout the day.
- NOW AVAILABLE TELEHEALTH OPTIONS: If you have concerns about coming into the office, call and schedule a telehealth visit for anything that can be reviewed over the phone. Your insurance can be billed for these visits.
If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to call us at (800) 760-4171.
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