COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 guidelines by Advanced Allergy Immunology & Asthama P.C.*Per CDC guidelines, all patients and guests must wear a face covering while in our offices. The face mask can be made of cloth (including a bandanna or scarf) and should cover your mouth and nose to help protect you, our staff, and other patients.

Please note that masks with vents or exhalation valves allow unfiltered exhaled air to escape and therefore they do not protect the people around you.

Visit  https://www.cdc.gov/ for more information on proper mask usage.

To adhere to social distancing guidelines, bring only essential guests with you to the office. Everyone will be required to go through the screening process prior to entering the office. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Telemedicine/Virtual Visits Available?

Yes. In an effort to help our patients receive care without requiring an office visit, we are now offering TeleVisits with Dr. Bouboulis & Chelsea Clemens, P.A.

Is It Okay to Get My Allergy Shot?

Yes. As always, provided you do not have a fever, or had a fever in the past 14 days, it is safe to get your allergy shot. Adherence to all therapies and medications is recommended, especially during this time.

30 Minute Wait After Immunotherapy Injection

Although the risk of reaction after receiving an allergy immunotherapy injection is quite small, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology guidelines recommend that patients wait in the office for 20-30 minutes after receiving their allergy immunotherapy injection to ensure immediate medical attention is available if needed. To help facilitate social distancing, after receiving your injection, patients are asked to wait outside the clinic in their vehicle during their reaction time.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Our practice cares for patients with immune deficiency and chronic lung disease, serious food allergies, allergic asthma, and those that receive regular biologic injections to prevent severe asthma exacerbations. All these patients must continue to receive important medical care during this time.

Advanced Allergy, Immunology & Asthma is committed to protecting ALL of our patients and staff and over the past months, we have added recommended safety measures and adapted appropriate protocols. Some of these include:

  • Implementation of telehealth visits to greatly reduce the number of patients coming to our offices. (More info on Tele-visits)
  • Daily screening of staff to monitor for change in health status.
  • Rigorous screening guidelines to prevent anyone with COVID-19 related symptoms from entering one of our offices.
  • Stringent cleaning and sterilization procedures implemented to disinfect high traffic areas, exam rooms, and medical equipment.
  • Altered check-in procedures to limit amount of time patient is in wait area.
  • Re-configuration of wait rooms to create social distance.
  • Per recent updates to CDC Guidelines, we are now requiring all patients, and visitors to our offices, wear face masks/coverings. This is to protect you, our staff, and other patients that may be high risk.

Current Screening Guidelines for In-Office Visits

We ask you to call in advance or reschedule appointments if you have any of the following:

  • You, or anyone in your household, have had a fever in the past 14 days (fever is temperature of 100 or above)
  • You have had lower respiratory symptoms (cough and/or shortness of breath) in the past 14 days.
  • You experienced at least two of the following symptoms in the past 14 days: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
  • You have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • You have had contact with a person who has been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19.

 

For more information on how to protect yourself and others please visit https://www.cdc.gov/