Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine is actively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and will continue to prioritize the safety and well-being of our staff and patients. As we proceed forward, we will monitor the situation and make any necessary changes as needed.
With this in mind, we have implemented new office protocols for our patients and staff. These are highlighted below.
What we are asking of our patients:
- Please wear a mask AND wear or bring loose fitting clothing for your acupuncture treatment.
- When you arrive, please wait in your car until your appointment time. We will let you know when we are ready for you.
- Screening – We will screen you when you come in to the clinic for the following:
- Symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chest pressure, loss of taste or smell or any other flu like symptoms
- Exposure to or in contact with anyone suspected of COVID-19
- Travel in and out of the country in the previous 14 days..
- Temperatures and oxygen levels will be taken and we will ask you wash their hands upon entry in the sink in our waiting room.
- We will direct you to the treatment room to minimize contact with other patients.
What our staff will be doing:
- Acupuncturists will be wearing N95 face masks and lab coats during the session.
- We will take and monitor our temperature throughout our day.
- The scheduling of patients will be reduced and staggered to limit the amount of people in our office at any one time.
- All rooms will be disinfected and sanitized between patients and ample time in between each patient. This will include doorknobs, surfaces, chairs, tables, our equipment, and other accessories.
- We will regularly clean and sanitize the bathroom and lobby area throughout the day and evening.
- Our needles are and always have been disposable – one time use and put in a biohazard.
We will continue to put the health and well-being of our patients first and we will honor our values of integrity, open communication, and transparency throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.