Universal Office Policies for All Patients:

While we are doing everything in our power to keep patients healthy and safe, we ask that you are mindful of the following when visiting our office:

Physical Distancing: We have extended appointment times to minimize any unnecessary in-person interaction between patients and to sanitize and disinfect the office between patients. Our front door will be locked. Please wait outside, in the hallway or your car (call or text to say you have arrived) and wait until you get the ok to come in.
Personal Protective Equipment: Please bring your own mask to all appointments. Masks help protect you and are mandatory for treatment. Please wear your mask at all times the common areas and keep it on until your practitioner gives you permission to take it off.
If you not have a face mask, one will be provided for you. Please call or text when you arrive to request one.
No Guests: We are asking all patients to avoid bringing guests unless a personal aid is required. If physical assistance or directions for ADA passible entrance is needed please call or text when arriving
Hand Washing/Sanitizing : You will also be asked to wash/sanitize your hands as soon as you arrive.
Temperature Check: We ask that you take your temperature before you arrive. If you have a fever >100.0⁰F, please do not come into the office.
Intake and Consent Form: In order to limit face-to-face time during your session, please complete forms prior to your appointment if possible.
Reschedule: We ask that patients reschedule their appointment and do not come to the office if they have had:
Close contact with someone suspected/known to have COVID-19 in the last 21 days.
Air travel within the past 14 days or have traveled out of Vermont in last 14 days.
New cough*
New shortness of breath*
New fever, or feel feverish (100.1 oF or greater) or fever within the past two days: Please do not consider yourself fever free unless your temperature has been normal for two days without the use of fever-reducing medication (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen Advil, etc.)
New chills, or repeated shaking with chills
New fatigue*
New sore throat*
New loss of taste or smell*
New nasal congestion*
New muscle aches that are not caused by specific activity such as exercise*
New diarrhea*
*cannot be attributed to another health condition

Please wait two weeks from the onset of above symptoms, or until you have been symptom free for 72 hours before coming in for an appointment.

Any patient presenting respiratory infection symptoms will be referred for biomedical care.

Clinic Modifications:

Hand sanitizer is available on the  front desk  and in all treatment rooms.
Pillow cases, table warmers, mattress pads, cloth pulse pillows, eye masks have been removed from the treatment rooms. Every patients has clean sheets and blanket.
Pillows are now enclosed with plastic covers.
Air purifier with HEPA filters running in the treatment room.
On days that other practitioners are in the office, payment and rescheduling will take place in the treatment room.
In order to allow adequate sanitizing, patients are scheduled 30 minutes apart.

Universal Office Policies for All Staff:

Temperature check upon arrival for all practitioners
Masks: Practitioners and staff members wear N95 or KN95 masks.
Masks are used for one shift and then thrown away in the trash.
Shoes: All practitioners and staff keep a designated pair of shoes at clinic.
Accessories: All practitioners and staff remove jewelry, and avoid clothing accessories such as ties and scarves when treating and interacting with patients.
All acupuncturists follow Clean Needle Technique (7th Edition), including hand washing/hand sanitizing.

Disinfection Procedures:

After every patient visit:

The treatment table, instrument tray, countertop, chairs/stools, door handles, light switches, hand sanitizer pump handle as well as any other newly identified high- touch surface is cleaned and disinfect. EPA-registered hospital grade disinfectant is used for the appropriate contact time indicated on the product label.
The bathroom door handles, faucets, light switch is disinfected.
The front door bar handle, and clinic doorknob is disinfected.

Daily (or after each shift)

High contact surfaces in the office, bathroom and practitioner area (e.g., doorknobs, light switches, and surfaces in and around bathroom, phones, tablets, keyboards, and any clipboards or pens) are cleaned and disinfected.

Weekly

Staff area floors are cleaned and disinfected.
 

 

Covid Procedures - Aisha R. Kent, MSOM, Lic.AC in 257 South Champlain st. Burlington, VT 05401

AcuWell Burlington
Aisha R. Kent, MSOM, Lic.Ac

257 South Champlain St.
Burlington, Vermont 05401

413-854-7881 cell

acuwellburlington@gmail.com