Coronavirus COVID-19 Update – We Are Open with Precautions in Place.

The safety and well-being of our patients, staff, providers, and community members is our highest priority.  Monterey Spine & Joint is continually monitoring the guidance from the CDC as well as state and local health department for the most up to date guidelines and recommendations in response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Office Policies:

Face coverings will be mandatory for all providers, staff, and patients.

  • Patients and guests are will be asked to bring their own mask.
  • MSJ will provide a disposable mask for any patient who does not have one, however supplies are limited and therefore we kindly ask that patients and guests bring a face covering with them to their appointment.

Patients, Staff and Guest will be screened upon arriving at the facility.

  • Screening will consist of reviewing the COVID-19 screening questions as well as a temperature check

Social Distancing will be maintained except when necessary for clinical care.

  • Our patient lobby has been marked with appropriate social distancing guidelines for both patient check-in and seating
  • Patients are encouraged after check-in to wait outside\in their vehicle and will be notified via text message when they are ready to be called back for their appointment.
  • We are asking to limit patient companions to one essential adult companion only (essential meaning the patient needs a caregiver or help understanding), and we will ask all others to wait in their vehicle.
  • Please do not bring children to your appointment, the only exception is if the patient is a child.

Telemedicine

  • MSJ is offering appointment via telemedicine and highly encouraging high-risk patients to utilize telemedicine appointments as opposed to an in-office visit.
  • For Urgent Issues such as breaks, sprains, strains, and pain we are also offering a same-day telephone call with one of our specialists to discuss treatment options

See links below for more information about COVID-19:

Center for Disease Control

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


California Department of Public Health

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx


Monterey County of Emergency Services

https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/administrative-office/office-of-emergency-services/response/covid-19


Thank you for choosing MSJ for your care. We are honored to be your trusted healthcare provider.