COVID-19 Update for AOA staff, patients and guests

Dated: 05/11/2020

Patients:


AOA values the health and safety of our patients. At this time we have implemented precautions against the spread of COVID-19. When you arrive at AOA you will be welcomed at the front and asked a series of health questions and your temperature will be taken. If you present with any cold/flu symptoms or have a fever of 100.4 or higher we will ask you to reschedule your appointment. We are asking each patient to bring their own mask and wear it during your time at AOA. Finally we ask that you
do not bring any guests with you to your appointment. The exception to that is any patient who requires an aide, translator or any minor who needs a guardian present. After your departure our clinical teams will disinfect the exam room, waiting area and any other high traffic areas. Each evening our housekeeping staff deep cleans the entire office.


To avoid waiting in our lobby for extended periods our Physicians are spacing out their clinic slots and we have removed excess seating. We have placed markers in our lobby to maintain social distancing, please respect the 6 ft. guidelines. Our online patient portal is an option to complete your
Medical Health History online prior to your arrival. Use this link to visit our Patient Portal Page.


Guests:


At this time AOA is asking that only the patient attend the scheduled appointment. Exceptions are aides, translators, guardians and case managers. All guests will have their temperatures taken upon arrival and are asked to bring and wear their own mask. Anyone with a fever of 100.4 or higher will be asked to leave. If you are not a guest, patient or staff member we ask that you contact our clinic coordinator before arriving at AOA (316-631-1613).


Staff:


AOA staff will have their temperatures checked upon arrival daily. Any staff member who presents with flu like symptoms or a fever of 100.4 or higher will be asked to leave for the day. It is recommended that AOA staff who will have extended interactions with patients wear a mask during clinic.


Testing Sites:

The Sedgwick County Health Department recommends that patients contact the United Way at 2-1-1 for pre-screening and to schedule an appointment for COVID testing.

Testing site options:

  • Grace Med: Phone: 316-866-2000.  They are testing from 1pm-5pm Monday through Friday.  No testing during the weekend.  Contact Grace Med to schedule.
  • Health Core Clinic: 316-691-0249.  They are screening anyone who has been exposed to a positive case or anyone with symptoms. They are conducting testing any time after 1pm. Contact Health Core to schedule.
  • Hunter Health: 316-262-2415. They are testing anyone who meets KDHE requirements during all hours of operation, 7:30am-8pm. Contact Hunter Health to schedule.