We hope that everyone has continued to stay safe during this difficult time. We have been closely monitoring national and statewide developments in the COVID-19 pandemic in order to provide all of our patients with safe and high quality care.
Our office is currently open during regular business hours, Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm. We are offering in-person clinic visits for all Ear, Nose and Throat issues. However, in order to ensure appropriate social distancing and adequate time for room cleaning, there will be a limited number of appointments per day. Additionally, we will continue to offer Telemedicine services over the phone or via video conference for all patients who prefer to shelter-in-place. Call our office at 205-838-3755 to schedule!
We ask that all patients who present for clinic or allergy visits to please stay in your vehicle and call our office once you arrive to check in. A member of our staff will personally come and escort you to your appointment. We would also request that all patients wear a mask (cloth/surgical/N95).
We are prepared with measures from the CDC guidelines for reducing exposure risk.
-Antiseptic cleaning of each room following each inpidual patient encounter.
-Standard PPE (personal protective equipment) will be used in all patient encounters.
-Limiting patient encounters to the patient and one other guest if necessary (Parent, Caregiver). We would ask any other family members or friends to wait in the car.
-Per guidelines, we will avoid direct contact with hand-shaking during encounters.
As mentioned in our news post on 8/26/20, we are now offering curbside COVID-19 PCR testing at our office in Birmingham/Trussville. If you or your family member is interested in testing, please call our office to go through the screening process and receive instructions on your testing appointment. Same day appointments are usually available!
Testing will be performed curbside in your own vehicle via nasopharyngeal swab. When you arrive, please call the office to notify the staff that you have arrived and to provide your parking space number. One of our physicians will perform the test at your vehicle and a member of our staff will then contact you with the results, typically within 3-5 days.
Note: PCR testing is performed to screen for active infection. We do NOT currently offer the COVID-19 antibody test.
As always, our number one concern is patient safety and well-being. Thank you all for your support and understanding throughout this unprecedented time. We are honored and proud to be trusted with your care.
-Southern ENT staff