Fly Again Acupuncture COVID-19 Policy

You must fill out the COVID-19 Consent Form on the patient portal before making an appointment at Fly Again Acupuncture after May 1, 2020. Please check each box to certify that you have read and understand each statement and sign the bottom of the form. These policies apply to every appointment until further notice. 

For the safety of our staff and other patients, all persons at Fly Again Acupuncture must wear a face mask. Due to a worldwide shortage of medical masks, we ask that patients bring their own from home. Homemade masks are acceptable. If you arrive without a mask your appointment will be rescheduled.

If you have traveled outside of the U.S. or to any of the states on the NYS travel restriction list in the last 14 days you may not attend an appointment at Fly Again Acupuncture within 14 days of your return or until you have a negative COVID-19 test. Unfortunately, we cannot treat you at this time.

If you have been exposed to a person with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days you may not attend an appointment at Fly Again Acupuncture within 14 days of your exposure or until you have a negative COVID-19 test.

In the last 48 hours, if you have experienced:

  • fever over 100.5°F/38°C

  • new cough

  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • new loss of sense of smell or change in taste

you may not attend an appointment at Fly Again Acupuncture. Unfortunately, we cannot treat you at this time. You may reschedule when you have had a negative COVID-19 test result.

In the 48 hours before your appointment if you have experienced three or more of the following symptoms you may not attend an appointment at Fly Again Acupuncture. Unfortunately, we cannot treat you at this time. We will be happy to offer a telehealth consult for herbal medicine, and/or refer you to an appropriate facility.

  • New nasal congestion or runny nose

  • loss of sense of smell

  • New body or muscle aches

  • New changes in skin (rash, skin discoloration, discoloration of toes)

  • New chills, feeling cold, or shivering

  • New headache

  • New fatigue

  • Sore throat

  • Nausea/vomiting, Diarrhea

If you are aged 65 years or older, have chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, have a serious heart condition, are immuno-compromised including cancer treatment, or have poorly controlled underlying medical conditions like diabetes, renal failure or liver disease you are at high risk for COVID-19. You should follow all “Stay at Home” orders and use extra precautions at all times. The only way to minimize your risk of COVID-19 Infection is to stay at home.

To minimize person to person exposure, you must outside the office prior to your appointment. Please knock when you arrive and someone from the office will come out to let you know that we are ready for you.

You will have the opportunity to sanitize your hands upon arrival.

Depending upon availability, Only disposable linens will be used in the clinic. This means that it is even more important that you wear loose clothing that allows access to your area of complaint.

If you test positive for COVID-19 and have had a recent appointment at Fly Again Acupuncture you are requested to notify the office immediately.

If a patient recently seen at Fly Again Acupuncture or any member of the staff tests positive for COVID-19 the clinic will close for 14 days and all patients seen in the last 21 days will be notified of the possible exposure via the patient portal.

Cancellation fees will be waived for anyone who needs to cancel an appointment on short notice for any reason. No show fees still stand, please call if you need to cancel your appointment.

 Even with the above precautions that there is still a risk of COVID-19 exposure whenever you enter a public space. You understand and accept this risk by attending an appointment at Fly Again Acupuncture. 

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