COVID-19 Safety and Requirements
Your safety is our top priority. We have worked hard to provide a safe refuge for those that need or would like to take advantage of the many health benefits of acupuncture. We are continually monitoring state, federal and scientific data and guidelines to provide you with the safest treatment possible.
Below are the current measures that our clinic is taking to protect the safety of all our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic:
All patients' temperatures are taken prior to entering our clinic.
All patients are prescreened for COVID-19 symptoms or possible exposure to COVID-19. Patients that are positive for COVID-19, exhibit possible symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 or possible COVID-19 are asked to rescheduled their appointment after a 14 day quarantine period.
At this time, only the patient being treated will be allowed to enter the office. The only exceptions for this will be for a parent or caregiver to accompany a child or a patient with special needs/disabilities. In this case, only one parent/caregiver may accompany the patient.
All patients that have travelled outside of Massachusetts and are expected to self-quarantine based on state guidelines will be asked to reschedule their appointment for after their 14 day self-quarantine. For a current list of states that are exempt from quarantine requirements see: Massachusetts Travel Information Related to COVID-19
Staff Screening and Social Distancing
Practitioner temperatures are taken daily before arriving at the clinic. We also continue to greatly limit our own activities and practice strict social distancing.
Disinfection and Clinic Volume
Patient scheduling has been reduced to limit the number of patients in the clinic at any given time and increase time for disinfection of surfaces.
All surfaces in the treatment room and reception area will be disinfected between each appointment.
As we have always done, clean sheets and table coverings are provided for each patient and then removed for cleaning after your treatment.
We will be wearing a mask while in our clinic and we require that you do so also. Please bring your own mask and wear it to your appointment.
Hand Washing / Sanitizing
We require that all visitors wash or sanitize their hands upon entering the office. There is a sanitation station at the entryway of our office.
Our HVAC system is fitted with a HEPA filter (MERV 13) and is continuously running at all times.
Our treatment rooms are additionally outfitted with IQAir Healthcare Pro Plus air purifiers. Whenever possible, windows are also left open for additional fresh air.
Contactless Check-in and Check-out
We offer an electronic patient system that will allow you to setup contactless payment, fill out health history and consent forms online and schedule online.
As always, we offer Virtual Herbal Consults for patients who prefer to or need to stay at home. These telehealth consults are now done via our new electronic patient system and any resulting herbs or supplements will be shipped to you.