How Have Visits At South Coast Medical Changed Since the Start of COVID-19?
The medical industry has experienced a learning curve that hospitals all over the world have had to overcome.
South Coast Medical has been nimble while adapting to the ever-changing situation. This situation has made the South Coast Medical team stronger and has shown us the importance of communicating with our colleagues and coordinating with our patients.
What South Coast is Doing:
During this time, we require that our patients wear face masks in our offices. If the patient does not have a face mask, we will provide one for the patient. Additionally, we will provide gloves if the patient requests them. We have also taken extra measures to make sure that we encourage social distancing of at least six feet.
Upon arrival, we separate patients with respiratory symptoms from patients with non-respiratory symptoms. If the patient has respiratory symptoms, they are asked to wait in the car and call us. During this time, we will screen them to decide what the next steps are.
At this time, South Coast Medical also has a tent set up outside where we will administer nasal swabs and other tests to help diagnose if the patient has the coronavirus. After each appointment, we thoroughly clean our equipment and each room that has been occupied by patients.
If you would like more information on the protocols we have set in place, feel free to call us.
If you would like to receive the COVID-19 antibody test, please call us at (949) 360-1069 to schedule an appointment.
If you would like to set up an in-person or telemedicine visit, our temporary hours of operations are:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We are located in Aliso Viejo, California and we offer a wide range of services such as: urgent and primary care, sports medicine, and x-rays. If you need help with any of these services, please contact us at (949) 389- 8968. We appreciate the trust our patients have in us and look forward to being of service to you.