Cirillo Institute: COVID-19 Procedures

Cirillo Institute – All Providers

Maxizing Safety

Per Gov. Wolf and the PA Dept of Health, physicians may now resume non-urgent and elective care…

Bryn Mawr Skin & Cancer Institute
&

Cirillo Center for Plastic Surgery

7:30am – 5:00pm (MON thru FRI) – Bryn Mawr (suite 106) & Newtown Square (suite 325) 

Telehealth appointments available


Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa

8:00am – 5:00pm (MON thru FRI) – Bryn Mawr offices (suites 105 / 306)

9:00am – 4:00pm (SAT) – Bryn Mawr offices (suites 105 / 306)

All services (including Facials/Peels), use innovative safety measures


COVID-19 Information for Travelers


Visit Overview – Safety Outline

We have gone to great lengths to provide maximum safety environment for our patients and our team.

All patients and staff will be pre-screened for symptoms of COVID-19, including a temperature over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, or shortness of breath, before arriving at the office.

Patients should wash or sanitize hands.  Masks are required, no exceptions.

Social distancing will be maintained while in the office.

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

  • Expect a call for a pre-screen COVID questionnaire 1-2 days prior to your appointment
  • Pay your co-pay in advance and/or add credit card on file for no-stop, express checkout

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

  • Call curbside check-in from your car (call 610.642.9300)
  • Enter office and report temperature at front desk via non-contact, digital infrared thermometer
  • Use touchless hand sanitizer, and confirm COVID pre-screening
  • Escort directly to exam room, no stop in waiting room
  • Dermatology / plastic surgery visit

AFTER YOU SEE DERMATOLOGIST / PLASTIC SURGEON

  • If pre-paid co-pay, express check-out with no stop in waiting room
  • Medical assistant will relay next appointment date to Scheduling team, if applicable

* slight variations by practice


 

COVID Pre-Check Screening Procedures

We follow the CDC, PA Dept of Health, and Main Line Health (MLH) guidelines for Restricted State travel.

The following may change daily – these are our Pre-Check Screening procedures as of 7/15/2020:

If a patient reports a positive COVID-19 test, the patient must schedule an appointment for 14 days from the date of their test and should only be seen if they are asymptomatic at the end of the 14 day quarantine.

1. In the past 14 days, have you had COVID-19 testing that is either positive or pending?
———> Yes- Positive/Pending- Offer a TeleHealth appointment or defer in-office appt until results of testing
———> No- Negative, continue with screening

2. CONTACT- To the best of your knowledge, have you been in direct contact with anyone who is known to have tested positive in the past 14 days (or tested and pending results) for COVID-19?
———> Yes- Positive/Pending- Offer a TeleHealth appointment or defer in-office appt until results of test
———> No- Negative, continue with screening

NOTE: We will continue to see essential workers that are exposed to COVID patients. They are using PPE and practicing universal precautions.

3. DOMESTIC TRAVEL- In the past 14 days, have you traveled to any of the following 18 states currently identified by the PA Dept. of Health as hot spots for COVID-19:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Texas, Utah

———> Yes- Positive- Please offer to reschedule the appointment for 14 days from date of return (suggested quarantine) or TeleHealth appointment if applicable
———> No- Negative, continue with screening

4. SYMPTOMS- In the past 14 days, have you developed any of the following?

Abdominal pain, chills, cough, diarrhea, fever, new loss of taste/smell, red eye, severe headache, shortness of breath, sore throat, vomiting, flu-like body aches/joint pain

———> Yes- Positive- Please offer to reschedule the appointment for 14 days from onset of symptoms or TeleHealth appointment if applicable
———> No- Negative, schedule in-office appointment

We will continue to call/pre-screen patients 1-day in advance of their appointment.

 Thank you in advance for your understanding as we work to triage our patients.


 

MAX Safety Procedures

What We Have Done

MAXIMUM safety steps we are taking include – Universal Precautions for all patients and staff:

  • We do NOT allow you to talk in the exam room (when your mask is removed)
  • CDC & PA Dept of Health Screening Protocol
  • Curbside Check-in (610.642.9300)
  • Temperature checks – Non-Contact Digital Infrared Thermometers
  • Air Purifiers with true HEPA filters and UV-C Light: Eliminates Germs & Viruses*
  • Building HVAC System added UV-C light sanitizer
  • Face Shields / Gloves & Masks / Commercial Grade Cleaners
  • Plexiglas and Touchless Hand Sanitizers
  • Extensive Room Cleaning

* Please notice the UV-C Light Air Purifiers everywhere in our Exam Rooms, Waiting Rooms, and Common Area spaces.   We’ve invested heavily in these devices because we believe they provide a critical additional layer of protection for our patients and staff.   The HEPA air filtration, and the virus killing UV-C light help in the COVID-19 containment battle.

We ask that you not bring a companion with you to your visit unless it is necessary.  We do NOT allow you to talk in the exam room (when your mask is removed). Other safety measures include removal of magazines, water coolers, and other items from the waiting room; separation of patients in the waiting room, patient rooms or in their vehicles; regular disinfection of doorknobs, countertops, pens, light switches and clipboards; disinfection of patient rooms including doorknobs after each patient; and daily professional cleaning and disinfection of all common areas and patient rooms in our offices.


 

MAX Safety Procedures – What Patients Can Do

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus:

  • Wear a mask (or scarf) over your nose and mouth
  • No talking in exam room (when mask is removed)
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap is not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Below are helpful links that provide more information about COVID-19 and seasonal flu viruses. 

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Appointment Questions

Appointment Questions

For appointments, please call 610.525.0500 or eMail:
Appointments@BrynMawrSkinandCancer.com
Appointments@CirilloCenter.com
Appointments@CirilloCosmetic.com

For curbside check-in, please call 610.642.9300 and press:
1 for Bryn Mawr Skin & Cancer (Bryn Mawr office)
2 for Bryn Mawr Skin & Cancer (Newtown Square office)
3 for Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa
4 for Cirillo Center for Plastic Surgery

Skin care products and e-gift cards are available on our eCommerce website: www.ShopCirillo.com.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
Please stay safe and healthy.
The Cirillo Institute Team

 


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