Created by the Texas Medical Association. Read their article about it here.
By now, you have most likely made several practice changes to keep you, your staff, and your patients safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including requiring face masks, keeping sick and well patients separated, and using telemedicine wherever possible.
But patients coming to your practice – for COVID-19 care or other health issues – might not be aware of all you’ve done.
The Texas Medical Association is here to help.
TMA has created a digital poster you can share with patients before they arrive that outlines your COVID-19 safety precautions. The poster includes steps for patients, such as calling ahead to learn your practice’s facemask policy, completing intake forms before arriving, and asking family members to stay home. You can send it to patients before their appointments, post it on your website, and share it on your social media accounts.
The “COVID-19 Safety at the Doctor’s Office Checklist” also outlines some of the steps you might’ve taken, including checking patients’ temperature in their vehicle, and social distancing in the waiting room. Also, TMA soon will publish a version for you to download, print, and post in your office.
If you’re looking for more tips and resources to increase patient visits safely, TMA’s practice viability experts have organized the information you in need in one document: Road to Practice Recovery: A Guide for Reopening Your Practice Post-COVID-19.
In addition, TMA’s COVID-19 Resource page includes posters and tools to inform your patients and staff about staying safe, including a COVID-19 social media toolkit, and a minimum standards of safe practice notification required by the Texas Medical Board.
The resource page is updated frequently with new information and resources so check back often.