COVID-19 Policy

For the safety of our patients, we take the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and believe that prevention is the key to health safety. As this is a very serious illness that may result in life-threatening health consequences including death, important precautions have been put in place to protect everyone.

Our staff is 100% vaccinated. We are open to in-person consults on a limited basis. Starting October 1, 2021, anyone who wishes to have an in-office visit must show proof of complete vaccination for COVID-19 done two weeks prior to the appointment, or a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the office appointment.

We understand that in some cases, patients choose against vaccination, and for those patients, we respect your choices and will be pleased to see you remotely via telemedicine. The practice utilizes a HIPAA-compliant video telemedicine platform in order to optimize patient access to consultations and follow-up care.

Daily routine office procedures implement protective physical barriers. social distancing, spacing out our appointments so that no more than two families are in the waiting room at a time, mandatory face mask and regular sanitizer use, and regular sanitizing of exam rooms in between patients as well as cleaning of the common areas, all done to protect the safety and health of the patients and staff.

We look forward to delivering the best possible care to you and your family in a safe and comfortable environment.

Requirements for In-Office Appointments

  • Effective October 1, 2021, all patients scheduled for in-person appointments at CalSpine MD must be vaccinated or have a negative COVID test 72 hours before the scheduled appointment. Unvaccinated patients are welcome to schedule a telemedicine consultation.
  • Patients may bring one family member who also needs to adhere to the vaccination or COVID-19 test requirement above.  
  • If an interpreter is needed, he/she will also need to provide appropriate COVID-19 documentation; without documentation, he/she may function as an interpreter by phone. 
  • All patients are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while in the office, regardless of immunization or COVID-19 test status.

Social Distancing Our Patients

  • Patient appointments have been spread out throughout the day to avoid too many people in the waiting room.
  • We ask that patients do not come into the office until their scheduled time.
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