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HonorHealth changes services due to COVID-19

HonorHealth has adapted delivery of some of its services to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The healthcare system has changed all follow-up and medical weight loss appointments for bariatric patients to virtual consultations. There are weight loss seminars being offered online, where HonorHealth’s bariatric surgeons will talk about obesity and how to obtain the help you need. Post-op classes and support groups for bariatric patients also are being provided virtually. In-person seminars have been canceled through Aug. 31.

Cancer and hematology patients who have follow-up appointments scheduled will be contacted to move their appointments to virtual visits. Patients coming to any practice locations for these types of services will be screened when they arrive. Those going to see a doctor for an in-person visit will be allowed to have one caregiver/visitor with them. That caregiver has to be between the ages of 18 and 65. If the patient is going to receive chemotherapy after the doctor visit, the caregiver/visitor will be asked to stay in the waiting room or a safe waiting area including the caregiver’s vehicle.

HonorHealth’s Diabetes Center is temporarily closed while its gastroenterology services are closed for in-person appointments. For heart and vascular patients, elective procedure scheduling also is on hold but HonorHealth will keep performing urgent procedures in its medical centers.

Women who are giving birth will be allowed to bring one support person and one certified doula with them in Labor and Delivery. The support person and doula will receive badges and be screened.

To learn more about changes in HonorHealth Services and to access online seminars, visit honorhealth.com/coronavirus-covid-19/impacted-services.

 

 

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