Important Message Regarding Coronavirus

**PHSC Policies on Coronavirus (COVID-19)**

Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center cares about the safety and health of our patients, visitors and staff…and our entire community!  In an effort to minimize the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to reduce risk of exposure, we have implemented the following policies:

If, in the last 2 weeks, you have returned from travel to China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, Japan or Hong Kong and/or have been exposed to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we ask that you refrain from coming to our offices(We may ask you to provide a Coronavirus (COVID-19) medical clearance note prior to a future appointment/meeting.)

We ask that all non-urgent patient appointments and meetings be rescheduled if, in the last 2 weeks, you:

  • Have returned from international travel from a non-high risk country (listed above) and/or
  • Are experiencing upper respiratory/flu like symptoms (including fever, shortness of breath, coughing, congestion, sneezing)

Please refrain from bringing family members and other guests to appointments, whenever possible. Please contact our scheduling department or your physician’s clinical assistant with concerns or questions about whether or not to reschedule appointments. *Please note: If you have had surgery in recent weeks, you must contact your physician if there is anything preventing you from attending your post-operative appointment(s).

 Finally, please do not take offense if we ask you to reschedule non-emergent appointments/meetings, provide us with a Coronavirus (COVID-19) medical clearance note from your family physician, and/or to sanitize your hands or wear a protective mask during your visit. Know that we are taking these steps as precautionary measures for everyone, including you! 

 As a reminder, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued the following recommendations for controlling and minimizing the spread of the Coronavirus:

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands that are visibly soiled.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

 We appreciate your attention to this important information,

 The Physicians and Management of

Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center

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