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Alliance’s Guidelines for In-Office Visits

At Alliance, protecting the safety of our patients and staff is our top priority and we want to keep you updated on our processes for your visit to our offices. We are actively monitoring the overall COVID-19 status in the community and following CDC guidelines. As needed, we will adjust our in-office visit policies to protect the health and safety of our patients and employees.

FACILITY SCREENINGS

All Alliance facilities conduct health screen checks and take the temperature of all entering our facilities. Patients presenting with a newly developed cough within the last 30 days, difficulties breathing, a temperature over 100.4°, or are not feeling well are asked to postpone their appointment and contact their primary care provider (PCP) or, if circumstances dictate, go to the Emergency Room. Patients having already arrived with any of these symptoms will be asked to return home.

MASKS OR FACE COVERINGS ARE OPTIONAL

Following CDC guidelines, Alliance is not requiring patients to wear face masks or coverings in our facilities. However, if the county of the Alliance facility you are visiting is experiencing a higher than normal rate of COVID-19 cases, we will ask all patients, staff, and guests to wear masks at that facility.

We encourage patients who are unvaccinated or are at high risk to continue wearing masks and social distance with other patients and Alliance staff that are not medical providers.

Please notify the front desk on check-in if you prefer that your providers wear a mask during your visit.

SPACE FOR ADDITIONAL GUESTS IS LIMITED

In order to limit the amount of people in our waiting rooms, we would prefer for patients to not have guests at their appointment. However, if they must have someone, we are asking that they make sure that the person with them is not ill in any way. If they are going into the appointment with the patient, the guests will be screened as well.

If you have any questions about these procedures, don’t hesitate to reach out to us by calling (770) 929-9033. We appreciate your cooperation as we strive to accommodate your needs and keep everyone healthy. ​