Dermatology Consultants of Marin
COVID-19 Precautions: What Patients Can Expect
Dermatology Consultants of Marin has made some changes to our appointment and visit process to enhance the comfort and safety of our patients and staff during the novel coronavirus outbreak. Please read carefully prior to your appointment and alert us to any questions or concerns:
As you enter the office, you will be asked to read and acknowledge questions regarding symptoms you or member of your household may have experienced in the past two weeks.
Patients, staff and visitors will wear masks and practice social distancing unless and until closer contact is required to carry out the purpose of the visit/treatment.
Friends and family should not accompany patients to visits unless it is necessary.
We will continue to provide services via telehealth.
We have implemented a rigorous cleaning and disinfection process, which is performed on all surfaces after every patient encounter.
We have reduced our patient volume in order to limit interactions in the office.
In line with the practices of UCSF and Kaiser Permanente, we are no longer taking patient temperatures at the time of their visit. Given the significant proportion of cases that are asymptomatic, taking temperatures is not considered helpful in screening.
Although we are taking many steps to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19, it is important that you know that any in-person interaction, including at a medical office, may increase potential exposure to COVID-19.
COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults (65 and older) and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. If you or a member of your household is at higher risk, you may wish to postpone some routine and/or elective medical care. Please discuss with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.
Although some aspects of your visit may be different than we are all used to, our dedication to providing you with excellent care remains the same. We are looking forward to seeing you!
Please call our office to reschedule your appointment if you answer yes to any of the questions below:
Currently, or in the past 14 days, have you experienced any of the following:
- Shortness of breath?
- Loss of sense of smell or taste?
- Muscle pain?
- Exposure or close contact to person with known/suspected COVID-19?