Animal Hospital of Warwick / COVID-19 Update

Animal Hospital of Warwick

2370 York Road, Commonwydds A-1
Jamison, PA 18929

(215)343-5300

www.animalhospitalofwarwick.com

COVID-19 Protocols


  

Our top priority right now is the safety of our client and staff. In order to continue offering our services and to keep within the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines regarding the transmission of COVID-19, we are making the following changes to our client protocol today and lasting for as long as the recommendations are in place.

 

  • Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in response to Governor Wolf’s mandatory non-essential business closures, we are reducing the number of team members and reducing our office hours in the practice on a daily basis and restructuring our appointments to be able to serve patients who are sick or injured. No elective services available
  • Wellness visits will be rescheduled or scheduled on or after mid-April.
  • We will continue to be available for sick patient appointments as much as possible.
  • We will continue to fill medication and diet refills during our operating hours.

 

If you are feeling sick, or exhibiting any signs of the COVID-19, for the safety of our staff and community, we ask that you not visit the clinic. Please send your pet with a friend or relative (with whom you have not had close physical contact).

 

**NOTE – TEMPORARY Office hours (Beginning April 1st)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (8am – 6pm), Wednesday (8am - 5pm), Saturday (9am-1pm), Sunday (Closed)

 We are doing at our hospital;

  • Continuing to maintain our clean and sterile environments while taking additional precautions for the safety of our clients.
  • Cleaning practices have been increased in high traffic areas and common surfaces as well as hand sanitizer located throughout our hospitals. Furniture, counters, floors, door handles, exam rooms and patient treatment areas are thoroughly disinfected numerous times a day.
  • Employees who feel ill or have any fever whatsoever are instructed to stay home and contact their doctor.

Temporary client protocol:

1- In order to protect the safety of our team, our doctors and other clients, we request that all clients that are showing signs of illness that can be associated with COVID -19 remain at home and not bring their pet to AHOW office.

2- We are asking pet owners not to enter the building, in order to minimize contact distances between our pet owners and our staff in our building that can have small spaces including exam rooms and diagnostic procedure rooms we are asking that pet owners not enter the building.

3 – When you arrive for your appointment, please call us (215-343-5300) to check-in from their cars in our parking lot. We would then call you on your cell phone when your room opens up, thus bypassing the waiting room.

5 – We ask that you remain on site in your vehicle during your pet’s appointment so that you are immediately available should we have any questions and in order to return your pet to you as quickly as possible to reduce their stress.

6 – Once your pet has been fully evaluated, the doctor will contact you via phone to go over their findings, recommendations and answer any questions you may have. Your call will then be transferred to a client service representative that will collect payment via credit card over the phone. We ask our clients to please use credit cards vs other payment types (cash or check)

8 – All prescriptions will be faxed to the pharmacy of your choice and medications dispensed in-house will be brought out to you with your pet when the evaluation is complete.

 

We are in a difficult time and we ask, for the safety of everyone, for your patience and understanding at this time.

If pet owners refuse to follow these new protocols – you will be asked to reschedule for when the guidelines are no longer in place.

Thank you,

Animal Hospital of Warwick