Disclaimer: Information about COVID-19 is rapidly changing. The information below may not be correct, complete, accurate, and/or may have changed without notice. It's important to get your information from a trusted source. As such, we recommend you frequently visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/covid-19 for the most recent developments and advice.
Attention Patients - In order to enter the office, you will need to be wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth and we will be taking your temperature. You will also fill out a survey at least once a week verifying that you haven't been exposed to COVID-19 and are NOT experiencing any symptoms that may be from COVID-19. We are relying our patients and clients to stay home when they aren't feeling well to keep our staff safe and office open.
For those that can't or don't want to wear a mask, or those that have other conditions that put them at a high risk, we encourage Telehealth as an option to obtain care from the comfort of your home or office. More information can be found here.
For more information from the CDC on Face Covers, click here.
Please call and let us know If you are experiencing any of the following:
In most cases, we will be able to continue your physical therapy care via Telehealth. Your therapist will help decide this on a case-by-case basis. If you experiencing symptoms, please:
Please let us know if this is the case. In the case you have had any of the above symptoms, and haven't had a negative test, we require the follow to return: At least 10 days have passed since the symptoms began AND at least 24 hour since that last fever without medications AND an improvement of symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath. Teleheath will be recommended to try to keep up with your plan of care in some cases.
In the case that you were exposed to someone that tested positive, or is experiencing symptoms, we will have you wait 2 weeks before coming back into the clinic, or you may provide us with a 2 negative tests, at least 72 hours after exposure, and the tests must be 24 hours apart. Telehealth may be an option for you while waiting for test results or the 2 week quarantine.
Every situation is distinct. We expect you to contact us if you are not coming in for an appointment. In most cases, you will not be charged a cancellation fee if your situation justifies it and you haven't been regularly cancelling scheduled visits.
Beginning August 1st, the State of Massachusetts implemented its travel policy that can be found here.
In accordance with this order, anyone that has travelled to any high-risk states, or out of the country must either produce a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival in MA, or quarantine for 14 days. Telehealth will be an option for these patients until the results are received, or 2 weeks pass.
https://www.cdc.gov/covid-19 - Make sure you take some time to browse the website. It's full of up-to-date information.
Quick links from the CDC website:
Dear Valued Patients and Gym Members,
Thank you for trusting us with your Physical Therapy and fitness needs, and this year, for helping us keep our healthcare facility safe and open to all. As the holiday season is approaching, we understand that during a typical holiday season, people attend many gatherings. As a staff, we value time spent with friends and family, and do not want to affect people’s ability to see, or visit with their loved ones during this time; but are asking that you go about it in a way that ensures the continued safety of our patients, staff, and gym members.
If you are traveling, or having others travel to your home for the Holidays, please be aware that our facility requires our staff, patients, and clients to abide by the Commonwealth’s Travel Order in regards to testing and risk levels of other states. We will continue to inquire about direct exposure to others, to ensure the health and safety of those that work and come into our healthcare facility. In cases where there may be exposures, we will shift your appointments to telehealth visits until the requirements of the Travel Order have been met via testing or quarantine.
We appreciate your understanding of our policies and continued support of BVPTS during these challenging times, and we strive to continue to provide a safe environment for our employees, patients, and gym members into 2021 and beyond.