We at the Block Center are dedicated to protecting the health and safety of all our patients and staff. To learn more about our response to COVID-19 please read below.
What Should Block Patients Know About Corona Virus?
Based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are providing you with guidelines regarding infection precautions and travel. We will continue to provide updates as needed. We encourage you to visit the CDC website at CDC.gov, which will carry current information on the virus for further information.
Do I need to cancel my appointment at the Center?
Should you be experiencing any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19 such as fever, cough, headache, sore throat, diarrhea and having trouble breathing , please do NOT come into the center but instead please call us; we will give you further instructions tailored to your personal situation. If you think you might have been exposed to Coronavirus due to contact with a person who has the virus, please call our office and ask to speak to a nurse.
There is no need to cancel your appointment unless you have knowingly been exposed to COVID-19, are sick or are experiencing symptoms mentioned above. We are also offering phone consults and televisits.
Can I be accompanied by a loved one to my visit?
Unfortunately in an effort to limit exposure for both patients and staff, we are asking that only patients come to the center at this time.
What precautions will I encounter in the center?
All patients and staff are required by Skokie, IL to wear a face covering at all times while in the clinic. In addition, you will be asked to enter one at a time in the clinic and unfortunately only patients and staff will be allowed in the clinic at this time. Your temperature will be taken before you will enter the clinic. We are asking all patients and staff members to maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times (unless being accessed/examined by your healthcare practitioner). Please no deliveries to the clinic as all couriers are being asked to leave packages in the outer doorway.
What other precautions can I take to avoid Coronavirus infection?
The CDC also says that in your daily routines you should avoid close contact with persons who are obviously sick (sneezing, coughing); clean frequently touched objects and surfaces with regular household cleaner or cleaning wipes; and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. CDC recommends face masks to be worn in public spaces where social distancing may be difficult. Finally, maintaining your healthful diet, sleep and exercise programs is important in daily life!
We will continue to provide updates with relevant information as it becomes available.