With the Governor’s “stay-at-home” order, Doctors of Chiropractic can continue to provide care to their patients. Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-20 that requires, beginning on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm through Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm, all persons currently living within the State of Minnesota to stay at their place of residence except to engage in the Activities and Critical Sector work. The executive order excepts healthcare and public health workers listed in the CISA Guidance. It is the interpretation of the MCA that chiropractors and chiropractic clinics are included as healthcare providers under the CISA Guidance which lists health care “Caregivers” and “Workers in other medical facilities” that include “Clinics”. The Minnesota Chiropractic Association recommends doctors of chiropractic only see acute, neuromusculoskeletal patients through April 10th.
Clinic schedule as of March 30th, 2020:
- Dr. John will continue to be in the office to provide treatment for patients
Monday: 9am – 4pm
Wednesday: 9am – 6pm
Thursday: 3 - 6pm
Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
- Dr. Chad will resume his normal clinic hours starting Monday, April 6th
- Dr. Pat will resume seeing patients, by appointment, on Monday, April 6th during the hours of 11am – 2pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. He anticipates returning to his normal schedule on Monday, April 13th.
As a clinic with the ability to still operate and care for patients, we want to do everything we can to keep safe those who come through our doors and inform you of the in-office practices we have implemented during this time to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Additionally, we would like to clarify to our patient community the guidelines to follow when considering coming into the office.
Wildwood Chiropractic Center has adopted practices and procedures in office which are compliant with the current CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID19 Virus.
Practices & Procedures in Place:
- All adjusting tables are liberally disinfected before and after every patient
- All doctors & in-office staff are sanitizing their hands between every patient
- All magazines and toys, both in the adjusting rooms and the common area, have been put away until further notice
- Our receptionists are using intentional scheduling to space out appointments as necessary
- Patients also have the option of paying for their treatment by phone ahead of time or doing so in the office.
- To minimize the number of people in our office, we respectfully request that you do not bring family members or friends who do not have a scheduled appointment.
- Scheduling an appointment is necessary and we are unable to accommodate walk-in patients at this time.
- It is very important that scheduled patients are on time for their appointments. If you arrive to the clinic early, please wait in your vehicle until your scheduled time. If you are going to be late to your appointment, please call the office to make sure we can still fit you in.
If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms listed below, we ask that you call our office to reschedule your appointment(s):
- Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
- Cough (productive or non-productive)
- Bronchitis or Respiratory Infection
- Sore Throat
- Shortness of Breath
- Digestive Complaints, including Vomiting or Diarrhea
- Additional flu-like symptoms
If you have had exposure to others exhibiting these signs or symptoms or have traveled by air within the last 14 days, we also ask that you reschedule your appointment.
If you do not have any of the above symptoms, keep your appointment, studies have shown that along with relieving neuromusculoskeletal pain, chiropractic care can have a positive effect on the immune system.
This is a fluid situation and we will continue to update our patient community as needed. We appreciate your compliance, understanding and patience.
Lastly, we’d like to include a quick list of things you can do to boost your overall health and immune system:
- Feed your body the good stuff! More greens, less processed and sugary foods.
- Get plenty of exercise and get outdoors. Movement enhances nerve system function and reduces stress to further help boost your immune system! Make sure to break a sweat, because that's how your body gets things moving on out.
- Manage your stress levels. In times like this, stress levels skyrocket. Stress is known to reduce immune system function dramatically, decreasing your body’s ability to fight infection. Amidst all the unknown and chaos right now, try and find peace. Pray, meditate, stay away from social media, enjoy time with your family and stay calm.
- Get plenty of restful sleep. Your immune system requires large amounts of energy, so it depends on adequate sleep to function at full capacity.
- And of course, practice good hygiene and wash your hands frequently!
We're in this together and we're here for you.
If you have additional questions, please call us at (651) 779-4263
Yours in health,
Dr. Pat, Dr. John, Dr. Chad, and your Wildwood Chiropractic health care team
|Monday||9:00am - 12:00pm||2:00pm - 4:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am - 12:00pm||2:00pm - 6:00pm|
|Thursday||Closed in AM||3:00pm - 6:00pm|
|Friday||6:30am - 12:00pm||2:00pm - 5:00pm|
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