Huron Gastro COVID-19 Alert
Huron Gastro is taking every possible measure to ensure the safety and health of you—our patients—as well as our staff and healthcare providers. We will attempt to provide you with information on any changes to our services as quickly as possible and provide updates here as they become available.
Currently, the vast majority of our “office appointments” are taking place through our telemedicine services. If deemed necessary by your gastroenterologist, we are offering limited, in-person office appointments.
For patients receiving procedures at any of our locations, you will be required to have COVID-19 testing 3 days before your procedure. Your COVID-19 test will most likely be saliva-based, and thus you should not eat or drink anything 20 minutes before your test.
Your procedure will be rescheduled if you are not tested. After you've been tested, we ask that you remain at home if possible. However, if you need to go to work or be outside your home during the time leading up to your procedure, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. If you are positive, we will contact you to reschedule your procedure and give you further instructions. Our scheduling team will discuss this process in detail with you when you speak with them.
The following testing sites are available to you, regardless of where your procedure is being performed:
Please park and enter our building at parking lot U for all appointments at our Ypsilanti location. Your driver for your procedure will be asked to wait in his/her car—rather than the reception area—with a cellphone that is charged and handy. We will call your driver when your procedure is complete, and your driver will pick you up at the door leading to parking lot M. Your driver will also be given our direct phone number in the unlikely event that he/she needs to leave before your procedure is completed.
Alongside pre-procedural COVID-19 testing, these are some of the measures that we are taking to keep you, our staff, and our guests safe during this time:
- At-the-door symptom screening and temperature checks for everyone
- All patients and staff in our buildings will wear masks
- All staff will abide by a safe-scrub policy
- Disposable gloves are available upon request
- All spaces and surfaces in our buildings are cleaned and disinfected at regular intervals
- Physical-distancing policies are in place for all areas of our buildings, especially our waiting-room areas
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this challenging time. We are grateful for your continued trust and will strive to continue to provide you with excellent service and compassionate care.