As compassionate providers of treatment for venous insufficiency, the Vein Centers of CT are committed to you and your family’s health at all times. We also understand your concerns about the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has been designated a global pandemic.
At the Vein Centers of CT, we have been closely monitoring this evolving situation, following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and taking a series of specific actions to protect our patients.
These actions include the following special precautions:
Please, no visitors
We ask that all companions, including family members, wait outside the office or drop off patients to decrease risk of infection.
We are evaluating all non-critical and aesthetic appointments
We will postpone these appointments until CDC recommends change.
We will continue to see patients
New patients calling to request a consultation will be scheduled in May with the understanding they may be rescheduled, depending on the spread of COVID-19.
You will be asked screening questions when your appointment is confirmed and on the day of your appointment:
- Regarding any recent travel and exposure to anyone who has traveled or has symptoms of COVID-19
- Any symptoms you may currently have like sore throat, cough, or fever
Please do not visit the office if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Runny Nose
- Sore Throat
- Body Aches
Office hours at Vein Centers of CT remain the same, but appointment times are adjusted to decrease patient density
There will be fewer people in the office at any given time to reduce the risk of infection.
We will reach out to you directly with…
Any changes to our hours, your scheduled appointments or requests to be placed on a waiting list.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 860-229-8346.
As things change, we will adjust our policies and practices to respond appropriately to new developments. At the same time, we intend to keep you informed about best infection-control practices and what you need to know to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
Please be sure to follow the recommended infection-control guidelines, which come from the CDC.
How can you limit your exposure to the virus?
The best way to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19) is to avoid being exposed to the virus, which at this time is thought to spread mainly person-to-person. How do you do that?
- Wash your hands with soap and water – frequently and for at least 20 seconds each time
- If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your face
- Maintain “social distancing” between others (about six feet apart)
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze (and immediately wash or sanitize your hands)
What should you do if you’re sick?
- Stay home except to get medical care when moderately ill – avoid public areas, transportation, events, etc.
- If you’re around other ill persons or caring for others, wear a face mask (N95)
- Cover coughs and sneezes, wash/sanitize hands and clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces daily
- Monitor symptoms – seek prompt medical care if symptoms worsen
- Call your doctor before seeking care, including for appointments scheduled for other reasons
- Call 911 if you have a medical emergency
We at the Vein Centers of CT will continue evaluating developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, will take appropriate actions to reduce exposure and keep you up-to-date and as safe as possible.