Dear Sage Community,
We are accepting in-person acupuncture appointments — mindfully and carefully.
Although we are making strides in combating the pandemic with COVID-19 testing, antibody testing, and COVID-19 vaccines, to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients & staff, Sage Acupuncture will continue to follow health and safety guidelines recommended by the CDC and other leading medical authorities. In accordance, all staff, patients, and visitors are required to wear masks while in any of our clinics. Those who have been vaccinated for coronavirus are still required to wear a mask and follow all social distancing guidelines, in line with current CDC guidance.
Please review and submit these forms:
- #1 – Fill out this form only once. Starting May 19th, 2020 each patient must submit this form. Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19
- #2 – Fill out this form the day before EACH appointment. COVID-19 Agreement and Screening Questionnaire
Before your appointment we will confirm that nothing in your health screening has changed and take your temperature before you enter the office. You must bring and wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose at all times.
Guidelines for keeping our community safe:
1. Symptom Screening:
If you are sick in any way, including fever, body aches, sore throat, or uncommon digestive upset, please call 512-968-2605 for assistance rescheduling.
To keep everybody safe, all patients will be pre-screened to verify that they are symptom-free and have not been exposed to anyone with symptoms or known illness. Please see the Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to COVID-19 and Screening Questionnaire below.
All visitors will be required to bring and wear a mask covering their mouth and nose at all times, no exceptions. All of our practitioners and staff will also be masked.
3. Safety and Sanitation:
We are following best practices as outlined by the CDC and professional governing bodies. They include the following:
Appointments are arranged to ensure minimal, if any, contact between you and anyone other than your practitioner and our front desk staff.
To keep non-essential contact to a minimum, the parking lot is the new waiting room. Upon arrival please text us and we will reply to let you know when to come in for a temperature check. Only patients receiving treatment are allowed inside the building.
You will be directed to immediately wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water before going to the treatment room. We ask that you leave all non-essential items at home or in your car.
While you are receiving your acupuncture treatment you will have an opportunity (as always), to give us updates on your health or request supplement refills. However, if you would like to have a more in-depth discussion, please schedule a telehealth consultation.
All rooms and frequently touched surfaces are disinfected before and after each patient’s visit.
In order to maintain proper social distancing in our waiting area, if you need an herb or supplement order filled and are not coming in to receive acupuncture, please call ahead of time to arrange for pickup. You can also access our recommended products by clicking on Fullscript or Theralogix.
4. Virtual Telehealth Visits:
This is a great option for patients who feel best receiving care from home.
What we do during a virtual visit:
Follow-up care and modifications for pre-existing treatment plans.
New and on-going diet, lifestyle, and herbal/supplement prescriptions for women’s health/fertility issues, and many other health concerns such as insomnia, anxiety, PMS, digestion, and immune support.
At home self-care plans including fertility management and emotional wellness.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this challenging time and for any changes that may evolve in the upcoming weeks. We will continue to post on Facebook and Instagram with any updates.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.
Sage Acupuncture LLC (the “Practice”) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Practice cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19 or that you are not already an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19. Further, receiving services at the Practice could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.
By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by receiving services at the Practice and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the Practice may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Practice owners and employees.
In consideration for being permitted to receive services at the Practice, I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I may experience or incur in connection with receiving services at the Practice. On my behalf, and on behalf of my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, and assigns, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the Practice, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from any claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Practice, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after receiving services at the Practice.
COVID-19 Agreement and Screening Questionnaire
Please note that for the safety of our staff and other patients, all persons in our office must agree and comply with the following.
While on the Practice premises I agree to:
- Come unattended to the office.
- Once directed, wait for a staff member outside the front door.
- Maintain a distance of six (6) feet from other persons whenever possible.
- Bring and wear a face mask, that covers my nose and mouth, the entire time that I am in the clinic.
- Wash my hands for 20 seconds upon arrival and maintain proper hand hygiene.
- Practice proper cough & sneeze etiquette by coughing/sneezing into my elbow.
- Remain in areas designated for my visit.
Answer the following Yes or No questions:
– I have been exposed to a person with a suspected or lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days and have not been tested myself.
– I have had a fever of over 100.4°F/38°C in the last 72 hours.
– I have had symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, etc), or other symptoms associated with COVID-19 in the last 72 hours.
– I have had a loss of sense of smell or change in taste in the last 72 hours.
– I have been around people, outside of my immediate household, in the past 14 days without everyone adhering to strict social distancing guidelines and wearing masks over their nose and mouth.
If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions, we are not able to treat you at this time.
I confirm that I understand, and agree to the Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19. Furthermore, I confirm that I have answered the screening questions truthfully.