EGC COVID-19 Updates
Elective Procedures Resuming at Oregon Endoscopy Center
In accordance with Governor Kate Brown’s lifting of restrictions in Oregon of elective procedures, Eugene Gastroenterology is proud to announce we will be resuming upper endoscopies and colonoscopies at Oregon Endoscopy Center on a limited basis. We anticipate opening up our office to see patients in person again in the near future; in the meantime, we continue to offer Telemedicine visits.
We Excited to Now be Offering Telemedicine to Our Patients!
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak our office will temporarily be offering patient appointments via telemedicine.
Preparing for Your Telemedicine Visit
This is real-time interactive audio/video with the physician, via a smart phone, laptop or mobile device.
Ensure have a good internet connection in a space without distractions for the visit.
This will take battery life pretty quickly so you should ensure your device is fully charged and/or have phones plugged into chargers when logging in
On the day before our Medical Assistant will be calling you to go over a few pre visit questions, Health History/Medications/Allergies. It’s important that you take these call, if you don’t this appointment could be canceled
On the day of the appointment - you should receive a text message around 8 am with a link for your appointment, please do not click on the link until a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time
A few minutes before you will click the link to join the waiting room for your doctor making sure to add your first and last name
If it asks you will want to allow the program to use the camera and mic/voice – Say Yes or agree
Patient safety and COVID
Safety of our patients, staff and providers are our #1 priority. We are fortunate to be able to test all of our patients for COVID 19 prior to all procedures with no cost to you, allowing us to ensure Covid positive patients are not seen in our facility. We have instituted patient screening and infection control measures to keep our patients safe and protected: this includes taking temperatures of all patients, staff, and physicians as well as extra sterilization and hand washing precautions.
If there is concern of COVID symptoms on our screening/testing, to minimize risk the procedure will be delayed until COVID can be ruled out or illness has passed.
All Eugene Gastroenterology & Oregon Endoscopy staff will be screened with temperature checks daily.
Our staff will be wearing masks/personal protective gear as appropriate as well.
We are limiting the patients/people in our clinic and Oregon Endoscopy Center; drivers and family will be asked to wait outside the facility/in cars during the procedure. We will be providing masks to our patients if you don’t have your own.
We consider it a privilege to take part in your care, and thank you for your trust in us!
Eugene Gastroenterology Physicians and Staff
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