Important Information regarding Covid-19
River Valley Neuropsychology has taken steps to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus within the office. Only one patient is seen per day and the office is sanitized after each patient leaves. There is a plexiglass screen in the office, hand sanitizer and hand washing are used frequently during the day, the office is ventilated and an air purifier is used. Masks are worn at all times and there is no sharing of pencils/pens. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have questions about these efforts.
Risks of Opting for In-Person Services
You understand that by coming to the office, you are assuming the risk of exposure to the coronavirus (or other public health risk). Individuals with certain health conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease have an elevated risk of severe complications from this virus, as do those above the age of 60. Individuals who fall into high risk categories are urged to consult with their referring physicians regarding whether or not a Neuropsychological evaluation is medically necessary at this time. If you have an appointment and decide for any reason that you do not wish to undergo testing, please call to cancel at any time (860-234-5002).
Your Responsibility to Minimize Your Exposure
To obtain services in person, you agree to take certain precautions which will help keep everyone safer from exposure. In an effort to protect patient health and safety, I ask that:
- You will only keep your in-person appointment if you and your family members are symptom free and have not been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID within 14 days.
- You will wait in your car or outside before your appointment time and will call to let me know you have arrived.
- You understand that your temperature will be checked when you arrive and that if you have a fever you will be sent home immediately.
- You will wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when you enter the building.
- You will adhere to the safe distancing precautions we have set up in the office.
- You will wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times while in the building. Please keep in mind that appointments will last about 3 hours.
- You will keep a distance of 6 feet and there will be no physical contact (e.g. no shaking hands).
- If you are bringing your child, you will make sure that your child follows all of these sanitation and distancing protocols.
- If you or a resident of your home tests positive for COVID within 14 days after the appointment, you will immediately let me know.
If You or I Are Sick
You understand that I am committed to keeping you, me, and all of our families safe from the spread of this virus. If you show up for an appointment and I believe that you have a fever or other symptoms, or believe you have been exposed, I will have to require you to leave the office immediately. Every effort will be made to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.
If I or a member of my family tests positive for the coronavirus, the office will be closed and your appointment will be rescheduled. Every effort will be made to notify you as soon as possible in the event that this occurs.
Your Confidentiality in Current Conditions
All patients and/or visitors entering the office will be logged in and screened for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure before taking part in clinical interactions. Daily logs of all those who enter a site must be preserved in the event of any need for contact tracing following a known COVID-19 diagnosis. While we will maintain confidentiality of these records whenever possible, if contact tracing is needed to be accessed due to a possible exposure, your presence in the office will be shared with appropriate authorities. If this is needed, I will only provide the minimum information necessary for their data collection and will not go into any details about the reason(s) for visits. By signing this form, you are agreeing that I may do so without an additional signed release.