COVID-19 Safety Protocol:

Updated May 15th, 2021

I am fully vaccinated against COVID19 (Pfizer)

Home-Visits 

While virtual visits are helpful, there are many limitations to care and issues that can’t be handled without an in-person consult. Email consults are still available for general advice. Please see my services page for more info. 

Please contact me to discuss whether an in-person consult is right for you.  info@thebalc.com or 617-319-4542.

 

Client Requirements:

***All adults and children over the age of 3 in the home must wear a mask during the entirety consultation (this is non-negotiable at the current time, even if fully vaccinated).*** 

Until the CDC states that masking is not required in any situation, masks will be required in my practice.  I have patients who are or who live with immunocompromised persons that are unable to be vaccinated, patients that have not been vaccinated yet due to advice from their OB during pregnancy, and every single infant that I work with cannot be vaccinated.  Please help me protect everyone until this is over!

 

-Please have soap, paper towels and hand sanitizer out and available for use during consultation. I will also have hand sanitizer.

-Please monitor for symptoms of illness before on the day of our visit and let me know immediately if you or anyone in your house exhibits symptoms of illness.  (I will find you a consultant that will do a virtual visit and transfer your deposit to them.)

-Symptoms to watch for include: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, headache, muscle pain, chills, loss of taste or smell.
 

Notify me immediately if you have been exposed to COVID19 and are currently asymptomatic or if you have recently traveled outside of the state and are not vaccinated.

 

Changes to my practice:

Starting May 17th, I will be bringing interns back into my practice, with client consent.  All interns will be fully vaccinated, masked, and will follow the same guidelines as I do during our visits.   Due to family members who are high risk, I am extremely diligent about social distancing, mask wearing and sanitizing.

– I will currently only book 3 visits a day max, at least an hour apart to make sure my scale and all supplies are thoroughly sanitized and allowed time to dry appropriately.

 

My commitment to you:

-I will monitor my temperature and the temperature of each member of my family and ensure we are symptom free. 

– I will only come if temperatures are below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit

 

 

During our visit, I will:

-Wear a mask and medical grade exam gloves

-Use gloves for exams (as per usual)

-Remove shoes upon entering your home

-Maintain social distancing during note taking, discussion and education, though I will have to be close, of course, for exams and position adjustments.  I will also end up holding your baby for a physical assessment.