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Covid-19 Safety Plan

This document outlines the new procedures implemented to resume in-person chiropractic care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In preparing this document Dr. Ready has reviewed advice from the Public Health Officer, BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), Worksafe BC and the College of Chiropractors of BC (CCBC). This is an evolving document that will change as new information becomes available.

The health and safety of everyone who attends this office is of utmost importance. These policies are designed to: screen for illness, promote social/physical distancing and enhanced cleaning and disinfection of the office.

DON’T ATTEND IF YOU ARE ILL – Patients will be instructed not to attend the office if they are ill.

DR. READY WILL NOT ATTEND IF HE IS ILL – Dr. Ready will self-monitor daily for symptoms. If he has any signs of COVID-19 or Respiratory illness including cough, runny nose or fever he shall not attend the office and shall not provide in-person care. He will follow the guidelines as set out by the BCCDC and Worksafe BC for self-isolation if he is ill and will only return to work if his symptoms have resolved and it is safe to do so.

TELEPHONE INTERVIEW OF PATIENTS TO SCREEN FOR COVID-19 PRIOR TO SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT

Patients will be interviewed over the phone to screen for COVID-19. Patient will be asked about recent travel and if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat and painful swallowing
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite

If a patient has any of the above symptoms they are advised to call 811 or use the BCCDC COVID-19 online assessment tool for advice regarding testing.

SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS ONLY

The office will only accept scheduled patients only. Patients will be instructed to call (604) 519-1662 or email drbrad@kleinchiro.ca to schedule an appointment.

ACCESS TO THE OFFICE

Access to the office will be limited to patients with scheduled appointments only. Exceptions will be made for a patient’s caregiver or the parent/guardian of a minor.

HAND HYGIENE

Patients will be instructed to perform hand hygiene before and after their visit. Patients will have the option of using hand sanitizer or washing their hands using the washroom sink. Dr. Ready will perform hand hygiene as recommended by the BCCDC guidelines contained in the document COVID-19: Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Community -Based Allied Health Care Providers in Clinic Setting at pages 9&10.

PHYSICAL/SOCIAL DISTANCING

Everyone present at the office will do their very best to maintain a physical/social distance of 2 metres except when it is not possible during treatment.

SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS

Regular Patients will be scheduled in 30-minute blocks. 15 Minutes for Patient interaction. 10 minutes for cleaning/disinfecting. Patients will be instructed to come to the office no more than 5 minutes before their scheduled appointment time.

WAITING ROOM/RECEPTION AREA

All toys, magazines, brochures and other papers have been removed from the Waiting Room. There is now only 1 chair in the waiting room.

ARRIVAL AT THE OFFICE

Upon arrival at the office the patient will be instructed to: 1. Perform hand hygiene 2. Put on a mask if they do not already have one on 3. Directed to a treatment room.

CLEANING AND DISINFECTING PROCEDURES

The office will be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with the BCCDC’s Environmental Cleaning and Disinfectants for Clinic Settings document. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Dr. Ready will wear a mask, goggles and gloves during all patient interactions where social distancing cannot be maintained.

MASK POLICY

Masks will be offered to Patients if they do not have their own. During treatment a physical distance of 2 meters cannot be maintained,therefore, Patients are requested to wear a mask whilst attending the office.

PAYMENT

Contactless credit/debit card is the preferred method of payment.

APPOINTMENTS

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CONTACT

Klein Chiropractic and Wellness
129 East Columbia St #202
New Westminster, BC V3L 3V7

T: (604) 519-1662

Office Hours

Morning
Afternoon

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9:00 – 12:00
2:00 – 6:00

W
9:00 – 12:00
2:00 – 6:00

T
9:00 – 12:00
2:00 – 6:00

F
8:30 – 12:30
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8:30 – 12:30
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FIND US

Klein Chiropractic and Wellness is in New Westminster near the Brewery District, south of Royal Columbian Hospital. We’re on the west side of the intersection of East Columbia Street and Brunette Avenue. You can easily reach us from the Sapperton SkyTrain Station.

The entrance to our office is at the back of the building off Debeck Street, where you’ll also find complimentary parking.


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