At Raleigh Hand to Shoulder Center, we care about the health of our patients, staff, and community. We have implemented several strategies to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our office:
All physicians and therapists have been fully vaccinated to protect against COVID-19. The doctors have received booster shots. All employees have been encouraged to receive the vaccine and our employees have been fully vaccinated.
Patients, visitors, and staff must wear a mask or face covering while in our office at all times. A mask can be provided to a patient who does not have one. The mask must fully cover the nose and mouth.
We request that patients have only ONE guest with them in the office.
Patients are screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 on the phone and at check-in. Patients will be asked to reschedule if they have had a recent exposure to a known COVID positive individual or if they are experiencing signs or symptoms of possible COVID infection.
Everyone is encouraged to use hand sanitizers, which are located in exam rooms and accessible in several locations within the office.
Exam room tables are wiped with disinfectant between patients by our office staff.
HEPA air filters have been installed in several locations within our office.
Clear barrier shields are available for use in the therapy department to minimize transmission of respiratory droplets.
Social distancing guidelines are followed whenever possible. Physical examinations of the patient will be performed as appropriate for diagnosis and treatment.
Employees are required to stay home if they have signs or symptoms of infection or if they have an elevated temperature.
Telemedicine is available for patients who are not able to have an in-person visit.
We review the CDC and NC Department of Health guidelines for recommendations. We routinely monitor local and state COVID-19 case counts. We encourage people in the community to get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families and our community.