COVID- 19 Updates

At Coastal Orthopedics, our priority is to protect the health and well-being of our community, staff and patients, while still providing care to those who need it most.

We are following all mandates put forth by the CDC and the Florida Department of Health as they relate to this unprecedented COVID-19 virus and we are working to ensure that we present only factual information provided by reputable sources. Please see the processes we have implemented for the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

  • Masks are required when visiting our facility.
  • Companions: For the health and safety of everyone in our care, we highly recommend only the patient enter our facility for their appointment. Exceptions will be given to 1 companion that is necessary for the medical decision making or physical need to be with the patient during their visit. Guests are not permitted to accompany physical therapy patients unless they are the parent of a minor or those in need of assistance entering the building. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • Alternative waiting: If a patient has a concern with waiting in our lobby due to the concerns over the COVID-19 virus, we are offering to take the patient’s cell number and have them wait in their vehicle until we are ready to bring them to a private exam room.
  • All surfaces in our lobbies including countertops, waiting room chairs, doorknobs, and tables are wiped down multiple times throughout the day to ensure cleanliness.
  • All non-emergent patients who are showing signs of illness with a fever are asked to reschedule until their symptoms have fully resolved.
  • Social Distancing: We have roped off chairs in the lobby to encourage a distance of 6 feet; we suggest positioning away from others to be safe.
  • We are pleased to continue delivering the highest quality orthopedic care through telemedicine visits. See below for more information and to request an appointment.

We are in constant contact with the CDC, Florida Department of Health, and Manatee County Emergency and are fully implementing their directives. Please click on the links below for additional information:

Links:

Center for Disease Control Web Site

Florida Department of Health Web Site

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine involves the use of electronic communications and software to provide clinical services to patients without an in-person visit. Telemedicine technology is frequently used for follow-up visits, management of chronic conditions, specialist consultation and a host of other clinical services that can be provided remotely via secure video and audio connections.

How do I schedule a telemedicine appointment?

To schedule a telemedicine visit, please call our scheduling department at 941-792-1404 or fill out the form below and a member of our scheduling team will reach out to assist you.

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