As parents, we have to face the inevitable. At some point during this pandemic, our kids (or ourselves) will get sick, and more than likely, it will come at an inconvenient time like after hours, on the weekend, or 20 minutes after the last Friday appointment. True story.
Urgent Care doesn’t stop just because of a pandemic and the LAST PLACE you want to end up in is a hospital which is why my family has come to trust CareNow Urgent Care. From common infections like Hand Foot Mouth and pink eye to accidents resulting in sprains, scrapes, and lacerations, CareNow clinics are open seven days a week and stay open late to provide care when you need it the most.
During this unprecedented time, CareNow understands the importance (more than ever) parents place on feeling safe, secure, and confident while entrusting a medical facility to take care of our families.
To bring comfort and ease, CareNow has now implemented the following protocol at all of their CareNow Urgent Care clinics:
LIMITED PATIENT COMPANIONS
To keep numbers down, each patient is limited to one essential companion (unless absolutely necessary).
CLEANING & SANITIZING
All exam rooms, waiting rooms, and patient areas are being thoroughly cleaned and sanitized in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They’ve also removed high-touch items like magazines, toys, and refreshments for the time being.
All patients and visitors are screened for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors upon or before arrival to the clinic. If the screen is positive, they will provide a mask for you to wear (if an ordinance isn’t already in effect to do so).
Each clinic will enforce 6′ of social distancing; including spaced out seating in the waiting areas and separate entrances.
CareNow follows universal masking guidance, which means all staff, patients, and companions will wear a mask, regardless of symptom or exposure, to ensure safety for all.
WEB & CAR CHECK-IN
To limit patient interaction, CareNow allows you to make your appointment online with Web Check-In®. When you arrive, call from your car and the staff member will give you further instructions. *Some clinics are seeing longer wait times due to COVID-19, so you’ll want to take full advantage of booking online!
With over 40 locations across DFW, you can visit their website to find a CareNow location near you and learn more about the services, immunizations, and testing they offer.