COVID-19 Safety Protocol
Preparing For Your Visit
While we’re eager to greet you with a smile, we want to ensure we’re keeping our community safe. For that reason, all Long Island Plastic Surgical Group and New York Plastic Surgical Group locations will maintain enhanced safety protocols. At this time, masks are still required and visitor guests remain limited. Please read on to prepare for your visit.
Upon arriving, visitors will be asked:
Do you have any of these symptoms that are not caused by another condition?
• Fever or chills
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Muscle or body aches
• Recent loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Nausea or vomiting
If you are not fully vaccinated, have you been in close contact with anyone with COVID-19 in the past 10 days? Close contact is being within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period with a person; or having direct contact with fluids from a person with COVID-19 with or without wearing a mask (i.e., being coughed or sneezed on).
Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days, or are you awaiting results of a COVID-19 test?
Within the past 10 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection?
Will I Be Safe If I Need Care?
As leaders in healthcare, LIPSG physicians and staff are highly trained in how to protect our patients, families, and each other when providing care.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic we have taken extra steps to ensure you receive treatment in the safest, most comfortable environment possible. In this new reality, you’ll notice the following in each of our locations:
- We are continuing to limit the number of visitors in our offices.
- We are continuing to utilize protective barriers at all reception desks.
- All staff are continuing to wear personal protective equipment.
- We are assessing patients for COVID-19 risks prior to coming into the office.
- We are continuing to conduct temperature checks of all patients.
- We are monitoring all employee and /or patient COVID-19 cases/ exposures.
- We are continuing to employ additional sanitation and disinfection of common and high-traffic areas.
We regularly monitor the latest guidance from the CDC and evolve our policies and procedures to protect our team and serve you.
Upon entrance to all LIPSG facilities patients and visitors are being screened by questionnaire for COVID-19 symptoms, including fever. At this time everyone is required to wear a face mask while in the building. Cloth masks are acceptable. We can provide a level 1 surgical mask if needed.
No patient guests are permitted at this time – excluding a parent or required assistance if necessary. Patients/visitors will only be permitted to go directly to the floor of their provider. They are not allowed to visit any other location within the facility.
We’re Here For You
We understand that some patients may prefer a video visit. For these patients, we will continue to offer remote care options. You can easily book a virtual appointment with our physicians by clicking here. As always, we remain available to our patients 24/7 through our 877-DR-STITCH service for the immediate and urgent treatment of lacerations, burns, complex wounds, facial trauma, and hand injuries.