Health & Safety

Associated Nephrology Consultants continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with the safety of patients at the forefront. Therefore, in an effort to protect patients and staff in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 virus, we are asking everyone to adhere to the following:

If you have either of the following within 7 days of your scheduled clinic visit or procedure, please call 651-772-6251 and a staff member will assist you with setting you up for a telehealth appointment or rescheduling:

  • Fever, cough, and/or new breathing difficulty

  • Close contact with an individual with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 virus

 

In the event you need to reschedule for these reasons, please go to https://oncare.org/ to determine if COVID-19 testing should be administered.

NOTE: We have relaxed our cancellation fee policy so patients do not feel pressure to come in if they are feeling any of the above symptoms.

At Associated Nephrology Consultants, we are taking extra care in maintaining a clean and disinfected environment while placing extra emphasis on high-touch surfaces like door handles, counter tops and more.

We have suspended access to reading materials in our public areas to prevent touch transmissions and are leaving non-essential doors open so there is no need to touch door handles.

If you prefer to remain isolated, upon check-in we will confirm your mobile telephone number, and you may wait in your vehicle until we are ready for you to enter an examination room. We will call you to come back in!

We have asked all of our employees to reinforce our commitment to the following precautionary measures that we urge our patients to follow as well:

  1. Wash Hands. Wash your hands multiple times a day for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water.

  2. Stay Home. Stay home if you become sick, and remain at home until free of symptoms for at least 24 hours. For the next 30 days, we have suspended all late cancellation charges for bona fide cases of patients cancelling due to illness.

  3. Avoid touching your face. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth as those are the areas where a virus can enter your body.

  4. Clean. Routinely and thoroughly clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces.

  5. Avoid unnecessary close contact. Avoid close contact with those who are sick. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after.

  6. Cover your mouth. Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve rather than your hand when you cough or sneeze.