Hunterdon Hematology Oncology COVID-19 Screening Policy

We ask that you let us know prior to your appointment if you or a family member are you or a family member are exhibiting or experiencing signs associated with COVID-19 (coronavirus) in which case we may ask that you seek medical attention from your primary care physician. These include:

  • shortness of breath
  • fever
  • cough

If you have traveled to any of the known locations with confirmed cases of COVID-19 or have come in contact with anyone known to have the virus, please call our office prior to your appointment to determine if you need to be rescheduled.

Be assured that your health and well-being are extremely important to us, and we are taking all the necessary steps to ensure a safe environment for your care. Our staff will be screening all patients and visitors for any of the above symptoms, travel, and exposure history prior to being allowed into the waiting area.

The CDC is recommending the following preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including COVID-19 (coronavirus):

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • 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
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular houseful cleaning spray or wipe

We will continue to monitor and update health advisories and policies as they are available.

We encourage you to visit these sites for information as well:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

Dr. Megha Shah, M.D.
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