Protecting Your Health

COVID-19 Update: Protecting Your Health

How we’re keeping you safe at our clinics.

If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, COPD, or high blood pressure, it is important to continue seeing your provider during this time. We are taking extra precautions to keep you safe in our clinics.

  • Staff are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19, including recent history of fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, and chills
  • Asking patients and essential guests to bring and wear a clean mask during appointments; we provide masks if needed
  • Minimizing time in the waiting room and bringing patients directly to the exam room
  • Encouraging social distancing by closing common areas and limiting the number of visitors in our clinics
  • Thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting all exam rooms between each use, following guidelines from the CDC

If you are experiencing dental pain, please call our dental pain hotline at 785-670-0084. Our triage team member will assess your dental emergency and determine the best action to address your pain, including scheduling an appointment for you. 

At this time our clinic is seeing patients for routine and select restorative care. If you are an established patient and need to schedule an appointment please call our clinic directly at 785-233-2800 to reserve a time.

We want you to know we are here to support you. If you are scheduled for a procedure, please reach out to your physician’s office or your scheduled facility. Our staff can walk you through any additional questions or concerns you may have.

Q: Why is everyone wearing masks?

A: The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. SCL Health follows guidelines on masks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health agencies. The CDC has suggested the use of masks to help limit the spread of COVID-19. 

Our staff will use different types of masks and other protective equipment like gowns, gloves and goggles in different areas depending on the unique needs of the patients we are caring for.

Q: Will I (or my family member) need to wear a mask?

A: The CDC recommends masks in any public setting where social distancing is hard to maintain. Patients and essential guests will be asked to bring a clean mask to wear while in our clinics for their safety and the safety of others.

Q: Can my family members come with me?

A: For the safety of our patients and staff, we are limiting the number of visitors that can enter our clinics. Only essential visitors will be allowed in clinics and they will also be screened for symptoms of COVID-19, including recent history of fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, and chills. If a person has symptoms, they will not be able to enter our facilities. Please call the clinic where you have an appointment to get the most up to date information regarding visitor restrictions. 

Q: What are you doing to clean rooms and equipment?

A: Our staff uses cleaning procedures for COVID-19 rooms and equipment that follow directions from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control, and others. These guidelines help us choose the right cleaning supplies to use, the right cleaning processes to follow, the timeframes to circulate air in our rooms, and the proper use of ultraviolet (UV) lights to sterilize our rooms and equipment.