With the enacted stay-at-home orders put in place at the county and state levels, the role/fate of chiropractic clinics has become somewhat clearer. Based on the guidelines set forth it seems that the recommendation is to temporarily halt all non-essential in person treatments at this time. This means that I will have to postpone visits with my “regular” patients for the time being.
That being said, the guidelines leave room to see urgent/emergent patients at my discretion so long as the need of the visit meets the following requirements:
- There is a threat to the patient’s life if the procedure is not performed;
- There is a threat of permanent dysfunction of an extremity or organ system if the procedure is not performed;
- There is a risk of metastasis or progression of staging of a disease or condition if the surgery is not performed; or
- There is a risk that the patient’s condition will rapidly deteriorate if the procedure is not performed and there is a threat to life, or to an extremity or organ system, or of permanent dysfunction or disability.
As you can see, these restrictions are fairly specific, and few if any of my patients are likely to meet these criteria for in-person care. That being said, If you feel that your needs meet one of the requirements for an in-person visit, I would ask you to call me so we can discuss your problem and come to a decision about what should be done.
In the meantime we are still being encouraged to offer telephone/video-chat consultations which I am happy to provide for the time being, and perhaps going forward for those who find them beneficial. I also want you to know that during this time and like all other times, if you have a quick question to ask me about anything I encourage you to reach out to me via phone, email, or text as I will be disabling online scheduling at this time.
Again, I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and will do my best to be of service during these tough times.
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