Virginia ENT’s top priority is the health of our patients, and we are committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus).
Our offices are taking the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control to provide a safe environment, including strict sterilizing procedures, limiting visitors during appointments, requiring a face covering or mask while in the office, and screening everyone prior to being admitted to our office.
Patients with scheduled appointments
We ask that you reschedule your appointment if have symptoms including a fever, cough or shortness of breath and/or have family members who have a fever or cough. Please read below for details on how our COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines may affect your visit:
Anyone coming into the building is screened when entering by taking their temperature and being asked screening questions. We also require that all patients and accompanying parent/guardian wear a mask or face covering when coming into the office.
Limiting visitors to our offices
In an attempt to protect patients, their families, providers, and staff from the spread of COVID-19, we are working to minimize the number of people coming into our offices. We ask that adult patients bring no more than one guest with them to their appointments.
For adult patients:
Pediatric patients can bring up to two parents or guardians to accompany them to their appointment. We would like to limit other children during the appointment.
For pediatric patients:
Pediatric patients can only have one parent or guardian accompany them to their appointment. Children other than the patient cannot attend.
For patients who are having surgery at the Virginia ENT Surgery Center:
We require all patients and accompanying parent/guardian wear a mask or face covering when entering the office. Anyone coming into the building is screened when entering by taking their temperature and being asked screening questions.
Please read below for details on how our COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines may affect your visit:
- All surgeries, with the exception of small, non-intubated cases, will require one negative COVID test with quarantine after the test and negative screening (temperature and symptom check) the morning of. If patient or accompanying guest has a temp of 100 degrees or more, or confirmed symptoms upon arrival for surgery, the case will be rescheduled.
- We are limiting the number of individuals that can accompany the patient into the center and into the pre-op area.
- Two individuals can come in with pediatric patients. Only one person can go back into the pre-op area with the patient.
- One individual can accompany adult patients into the surgery center.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this limitation may cause you. Please know that it is for the safety of all of our patients and staff that we ask for your cooperation.
You can now walk into our office to check-in for your scheduled appointment. Please arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment. This will allow us to limit the number of patients in our waiting room and to continue social distancing.
If you have an upcoming appointment with us, but would like to reschedule it, please call 804-484-3700.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented event. The health and well-being of our patients and staff is our top priority.