COVID Safety Measures

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Caring for you & your family

Our entire team at CMC—from doctors and advanced practice providers to technicians and patient service representatives—are committed to giving you the safest care possible. Read the most up-to-date information on the extra precautions we’re taking throughout the CMC system and on what you can expect when seeing your provider, online or in person. We’re ready to see you, now.  
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Your health & safety is what we care about

What should I expect at an online visit?

An online visit is similar to an in person visit, but instead of traveling to see your provider, you can video chat with them from home or another convenient location. Our providers can assess symptoms, make a diagnosis and adjust medications and treatment plans. Once you’ve scheduled an online visit, there are several things you’ll want to do to get ready for your visit.

Determine what technology you need. Talk to your provider and find out how your appointment will be done.
  • Providers may use a variety of video conference software like CMC’s patient portal, FollowMyHealth, Doximity or other software.
  • If you need to download something beforehand, such as an app of software, give yourself plenty of time to set it up and test it.
  • You may also need to create an account and register for CMC’s patient portal, FollowMyHealth.
To prepare and make the most of your online visit, you will need:
  • A smartphone, tablet or laptop with a camera and microphone
  • A reliable, secure internet connection
  • Google Chrome web browser
  • Notes about your symptoms and/or questions you want to ask
  • Keep a pen and paper handy to take notes 

What should I expect at an in person visit?

Specific procedures vary by location, but patients coming to CMC or a CMC outpatient practice for an appointment should expect:
  • Self check: Please do not enter CMC if you've recently experienced a new onset: fever, cough, shortness of breath or respiratory issues, body aches or loss of taste or smell.
  • Face covering: Everyone, including patients, visitors and staff, are required to wear a face mask upon entering a CMC facility. You should expect to wear a face covering at all times. If you do not have a face covering, we’ll provide you with one. 
  • Waiting rooms: Waiting areas have been rearranged with fewer chairs to help maintain social distancing. 
  • Your safety measures: In addition to wearing a mask, you will need to practice social distancing in hallways, in waiting rooms and at check-in desks. Disinfection and cleaning happens before, during and after your visit. Hand sanitizer will likely be readily available and hand-washing is encouraged before and after your appointment. 
  • Your provider’s appearance: Your provider and other members of your care team may be wearing more personal protective equipment (PPE) than you’re used to seeing—including a face shield, mask, gown and gloves. It may be helpful to share this video with young children to help them understand what to expect.

Extra steps we're taking

To keep you safe we've

  • Dedicated separate care areas for patients who have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Rearranged our lobby & seating areas to help maintain social distancing and/or having patients wait in their cars
  • Modified our registration process to reduce your contact with others

Screening & Testing

  • Entry & exit points are limited
  • Visitor restrictions are in place
  • The health of our staff is continuously monitored

Infection control

  • Activated more frequent deep cleaning of all areas of our facilities
  • Masks are required by all patients and visitors, regardless of your vaccination status 
  • Extra hand sanitizer & handwashing procedures are in place for staff and patients
  • Providing our staff with personal protective equipment