DUE TO COVID-19 OFFICE HOURS MAY CHANGE PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM OFFICE WILL BE OPEN IF YOU ARE STOPPING BY
For the safety of our patients, employees, and the community we are adjusting our office visit and sleep study policies.
COVID-19 Mask Mandate Update June 1, 2021
We are following the State and CDC mask guidelines for healthcare settings. Masks will continue to be required by all vaccinated and un-vaccinated individuals to enter our facility. *CDC guidelines state that fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear masks in most indoor settings, EXCEPT in health care facilities, on public transit and in congregate settings.
All patients undergoing In-lab Sleep Studies will be tested for COVID-19. Pediatric patients 8 years old or younger do not have to have COVID test done but they will be screened. Testing will be completed at each of our sleep labs when patient arrives for their sleep study. The Technician will ask a few screening questions and then a quick nasal swab with be taken. Results are back within 15 minutes. Comprehensive Sleep Care of SWFL is using COVID-19 Rapid Antigen testing that is FDA, EUA approved.
WITH THE COIVD-19 PANDEMIC, AND COLD AND FLU SEASON, WE WANT OUR PATIENTS TO KNOW WE ARE WORKING HARD TO KEEP YOU SAFE.
The safety of our patients and staff is our upmost concern. Comprehensive Sleep Care of SWFL has installed high intensity UVC Germicidal Lamps in the Heating and Air Conditioning ducts in our sleep labs and offices*. UVC Germicidal Lamps have been a trusted method for years in hospitals to help control bacteria and viruses. UVC light is the type of Ultraviolet light that is the most effective at killing germs. UVC light kills germs through damaging molecules, specifically nucleic acids and proteins. This makes the germ incapable of performing the processes that it needs to survive.
Comprehensive Sleep Care of SWFL follows all CDC and American Academy of Sleep Medicine guidelines. Our staff cleans the offices several times a day and there is a mandatory face mask policy for all staff and patients while in our offices.
In the sleep lab, our technicians are taking extra precautions as well. Our sleep study rooms are disinfected prior to our patient’s arrival and all surfaces are disinfected before and after patient use with hospital grade germicidal cleaner. All sleep study patients are COVID tested before their sleep study.
The technicians are equipped with proper PPE to protect themselves and you. If you are coming to see us for treatment using PAP, the tech will place fresh filters onto your machine, and we’ve added an additional – bacterial filter! In the morning, once a patient leaves, the rooms are sanitized once again. Not only are our techs here to help you with your sleep disorder, they’re hard at work keeping you safe during this upcoming cold and flu season!
*Please call (239) 444-8969 for specific information or to schedule an appointment.
New patients and follow-up appointments with our physicians and physician assistants can be scheduled either as an in-office visit (limited appointments) or via Telemedicine. All Telemedicine visits will be billed through your insurance company.
IN-LAB SLEEP STUDIES
All sleep study patients will receive a rapid COVID-19 test in the office when they arrive for their sleep study. Results are back within 15 minutes.
Each person will be pre-screened by the Night Technician. If you are experiencing any of the following, we request that you call our office immediately and we will reschedule your visit.
- Fever of 100.4 or higher
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- Dry Cough
- New onset muscle pain
- Exposure to anyone who is quarantined or has tested positive for COVID-19
Please note that during your overnight study Comprehensive Sleep Care of SWFL’s Night Technicians will be following CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting the office as well as the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). If you are unable to accommodate the policies above or feeling ill, please call us at (239) 444-8969 to discuss your appointment options.
DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & HOME SLEEP STUDIES
Durable Medical Equipment and Home Sleep Studies will continue with a confirmed pick-up, and drop-off, appointment time. When possible, we will attempt to do curbside drop off, again with a scheduled appointment time. We offer DME and HST training video on our website. Our DME staff will be available to speak with patients over the phone or by email to answer any questions.
We will continue to mail out CPAP supplies for those that have signed up for auto supplies and confirmed supplies order thru our automated phone system.
Comprehensive Sleep Care of SWFL and LMG providers take their roles as healthcare providers very seriously. As always, our focus is the safety and well-being of people, including our patients; our employees and our communities at-large. We remain committed to providing timely, meaningful, and rational advice to our patients, in addition to meeting your healthcare needs. If you have any questions, please call our office at (239) 444-8969.