Huron Gastro COVID-19 Alert
With the rapidly-changing recommendations on COVID-19 safety, 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.
To this end, we have begun to partially re-open both our office-based and our endoscopy/procedural services. The vast majority of our “office appointments” will still take place through our telemedicine services for the foreseeable future. But we will begin to have limited, in-person office appointments available if deemed necessary by your gastroenterologist.
As of June 1, we will also begin performing elective procedures at our Center for Digestive Care (CDC). For patients receiving procedures at our CDC (as well as our St. Joe’s sites), you will be required to have COVID-19 testing (nasal swab) three days before your procedure. 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:
Location: Washtenaw Medical Arts Building; 3075 Clark Road, Suite 100
Hours: Noon to 5 p.m daily
Location: Business Office located at 1515 Commerce Park Drive in Chelsea
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m to noon; Saturday – Sunday 8 a.m to 11 a.m
Location: Livingston Hospital Campus (620 Byron Rd, Howell, MI 48843), just past the west entrance, curbside location
Hours: 8 a.m to noon daily
Your driver for your procedure will be asked to wait in their car, rather than the reception area, and to have their cellphone charged and handy. We will call your driver on their cellphone when your procedure is complete, and your driver will pick you up at the door. Your driver will also be given our direct phone number in the unlikely event that they need to leave before your procedure is completed.
In addition to 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 in our buildings will wear masks
- All staff interacting directly and for a sustained time with our patients will also wear masks and abide by our 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 in us and will strive to continue to provide you with excellent service and compassionate care.