Dr. Maryam Mahanian, DTCM, RAc
Is Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Safe?
Here are the Special COVID-19 Safety Measures I am Taking During Your Appointment
Your safety is very important to me. In response to the current Covid-19 pandemic, I am taking the following safety precautions for all in-person appointments:
Brief Covid-19 Screening: Prior to every appointment on the same day, you will be sent a brief Covid-19 screening survey with a few multiple-choice questions meant to provide the most current status of your health.
Arriving to your appointment: When you arrive at your appointment, I will meet you outside, ask you a few screening questions and take your temperature with a non-touch thermal temperature gauge before leading you to the treatment room. Patients are asked to sanitize their hands at the hand sanitizing station outside the clinic entrance before entering.
Masks: I will be wearing a mask at all times during the appointment. Patients are also kindly asked to wear their mask (can be homemade). Don’t have a mask? No problem. A mask will be provided upon request.
Visitors: in order to maximize social distancing, as a temporary measure, family members and visitors are discouraged from joining patients at their appointment.
Sanitation: Clinic sanitization and cleanliness is my priority for everyone’s safety. I will be disinfecting all contact items after each patient’s use. So when you enter the clinic, all main surfaces sterilized.
Contactless Payments: You may pay by way of email transfer or credit cards instead of cash or cheque to further limit any risks.
Rescheduling: It goes without saying that if you do feel ill, have traveled outside of Canada within the last 14 days or you have come into contact with someone who you suspect could have had Covid-19, please contact me ASAP to reschedule your appointment, and stay home.
Continuing Online Care: I will continue to permanently offer online video consults for anyone who prefers to receive services from the comfort of their own home. Please consider these online consults for herbal refills and customized self-treatment instruction. My clinic is now a hybrid of in-person and online services and you will see those options in the booking app.
Your comfort, safety and peace of mind is our top priority. As we navigate through these unique times, I am available to answer your questions.
Medical Grade Mask Required
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