The COVID-19 pandemic is a great concern to all of us here at Hilton Head Macula & Retina. We are actively monitoring updates from the CDC, South Carolina DHEC, American Society of Retina Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology to help us manage our protocols through this rapidly evolving situation.
We are screening all patients for specific symptoms of COVID-19 of fever, cough or flu-like symptoms. We are asking whether anyone has been exposed to someone with the virus, traveled outside the United States recently, or has flu-like symptoms. We have a questionnaire below to inform our staff before your visit. If you answered Yes to any of the questions, please call our office at 843-422-9987.
OUR PATIENTS’ SAFETY IS OUR PRIMARY GOAL.
TO AVOID ENDANGERING THE HEALTH OF OTHERS, PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW TO HELP DETERMINE IF YOU PRESENT A COVID-19 RISK.
- Have you traveled to a CDC high-risk area within the last 14 days?
- Have you had contact with a person who has traveled to a CDC high risk area within the last 14 days?
- Have you had contact with a person who has been diagnosed with the novel
- Have you been on a cruise ship in the last 14 days?
- Do you have a fever?
- Do you have a recent-onset cough?
- Do you have difficulty breathing?
- Do you have other acute respiratory symptoms?
If you answered YES to any of the above, PLEASE CALL PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT. Contact our staff at 843-422-9987 and we will be happy to triage- and instruct you appropriately.
We will be happy to triage and instruct you appropriately. Please be assured we routinely adhere to very strict cleaning and disinfecting protocols in the exam areas and between each and every patient as mandated by our profession. During this time of extra caution, we are exceeding standard protocols by extending our cleaning and disinfecting practices to all non-porous surfaces in common areas throughout the day. Please assist our efforts within our office and community by thoroughly washing hands and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve if you must cough or sneeze.
We ask that if possible, people accompanying you remain outside or in the car so as not to increase exposure risk.
If you wish to reschedule a routine visit to avoid public exposure, we will be pleased to oblige. Just call our office and we will facilitate.
Best regards and stay safe, Peter E. Liggett, MD