North Pointe Surgery Center takes the health and safety of our patients and staff very seriously. We are currently following all necessary precautions to help lessen the spread of COVID-19 infections.
If you are sick or believe you may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please call our office to reschedule your appointment for a more appropriate time. We recommend you follow appropriate self-quarantine guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Precautions We’re Taking
Here are some of the precautions we’re taking – and what you can expect – when you visit North Pointe Surgery Center:
- Face masks that cover the nose and mouth must be worn at all times in our offices, unless and until instructed by your medical provider to temporarily remove it for exam purposes. This applies to patients as well as office staff and medical providers.
- We may take your temperature or conduct another COVID-19 symptom-screening before allowing you into our offices.
- We will continue to increase the space between chairs in common seating areas and reduce the number of people allowed in the waiting rooms in order to follow social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC whenever possible.
- In some cases, we may ask that you remain comfortably seated in your vehicle until our staff is ready to receive you for your appointment.
- We ask that you restrict the number of people accompanying you to your appointment to just one person, if needed for mobility or other assistance.
- Regular sanitization of common areas will be conducted between patients, as appropriate.
For the latest updates about COVID-19, visit the CDC website’s COVID-19 page.
Do you have additional questions about the precautions we’re taking to limit the spread of COVID-19? Call North Pointe Surgery Center to find out more. We have surgery centers in Lancaster and Lebanon counties in Pennsylvania from which to serve you. Call our Lancaster location at (717) 735-6650 or our Lebanon location at (717) 277-7009.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED for all patients, caregivers, and staff are required to wear a mask or face covering over their nose and mouth prior to entering an OAL building.
- Limited to only one (1) essential caretaker per patient (parent of a minor or those requiring mental or physical assistance), a mask is required.
- No one under the age of 18 is permitted to enter unless they are seeking care.
Screening checkpoints and temperature checks for patients, caregivers, and staff once entering the building.
- Individuals are encouraged to wash their hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water is not available, hand sanitizer with 60% or greater alcohol content should be used.
Symptoms of the coronavirus can be very similar to other seasonal respiratory infections like colds and influenza (“the flu”).
- Breathing Fever
- Muscle Pain
- Sore Throat
- Loss of Taste or Smell