COVID-19 Safety Precautions
Under the current circumstances, we understand that you may be apprehensive about going to the doctor. At The Iowa Clinic Endoscopy Center, the care and safety of our patients remains our priority. In accordance with state and federal guidelines, we have made the decision to resume elective procedures with the implementation of thorough safety measures designed to reduce the risk of Coronavirus/COVID-19.
Here are the things we’re doing to keep you safe:
- Vaccinations: our physicians have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
- PPE: Based on Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations, all patients and visitors who are coming into The Iowa Clinic for appointments are required to wear masks or homemade face cloths. All staff are required to wear masks at all times. Staff wear additional PPE (gowns, gloves, face shields) as needed based on the procedure and activity being provided to patients.
- Zero Contact Check-in: Time spent in waiting areas is minimized by scheduling patient appointments to allow for patients to quickly be escorted into exam rooms. Staff may also ask patients to remain in their vehicles until their scheduled appointment time. Pre-appointment check-in can be completed online to minimize time spent in the waiting area.
These measures are all in addition to rigorous disinfecting and cleaning protocols for both our waiting areas, exam rooms and procedure rooms.
Your health is important to us. On behalf of The Iowa Clinic Endoscopy Department, thank you for trusting The Iowa Clinic with your healthcare needs. We look forward to seeing you (safely) soon.