COVID-19 / Disease Prevention Policies & Procedures
POLICY UPDATED: 5.12.2023
The Dept. of Health & Human Services declared the national COVID-19 pandemic officially ended as of May 11th, 2023, thus local, state and CDC health and safety guidelines for COVID prevention have shifted. SEVEN POINT WELLNESS has adjusted accordingly:
MASK POLICY CHANGES:
Seven Point Wellness has carefully adhered to stringent COVID / Disease prevention guidelines throughout the pandemic - and will continue to take preventative measures to keep all staff and patients comfortable and safe. However, in accordance with the May 11th declaration, we are happy to announce that our clinic is shifting to a "Mask Optional" policy as of Monday, May 15th, 2023, with the following exceptions:
A. We strongly recommend that immunocompromised patients wear masks when they enter the treatment area. The treating Practitioner will also mask upon entering the treatment room.
B. We will require masking with any patient, guest of a patient or staff member currently experiencing respiratory symptoms upon entering the building (from the parking lot) and throughout the clinic. This includes during and after treatment.
OTHER POLICY CHANGES:
We will also shift to a "GOWN OPTIONAL" stance, allowing street clothes on the treatment table if preferred.
If you choose to wear your own clothing during treatment - we recommend bringing shorts or treatment-accessible clothing, so that the Practitioner can easily access the muscles / areas of your body needed.
Patient gowns are still readily available to anyone who prefers them.
BEFORE ENTERING CLINIC - COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY:
These policy changes place a certain amount of "collective responsibility" on all of us. In our clinic, we treat a wide variety of health concerns - including oncology, severely immunocompromised and pregnant patients.
While all patients may be vulnerable to COVID and other illness, some patients are at much higher risk of life-threatening illness if they are to be exposed.
We ask everyone to be mindful of this as they enter our clinical space. Your support allows us to minimize exposure-risk to all patients and staff herein - and we are deeply grateful!
AFTER ENTERING CLINIC
HAND HYGIENE: Upon entering the clinic, hand sanitation is available as you check into the front reception desk.
DOOR HANDLES: All door handles are continuously cleaned between each patient - including treatment, hallway and bathroom doors.
REDUCED OVERLAP: We continue to space out appointments to reduce overlap between patients.
WAITING AREA: The "waiting areas" are now available for patients and their guests - however, in case you'd prefer to social distance, the seating in our Waiting room is well-spaced. Our goal however, is to bring you directly into the treatment room upon arrival.
IN THE TREATMENT ROOM
PRACTITIONERS in SCRUBS: Wearing scrubs promotes optimal hygiene in a clinical setting and our Staff and Practitioners will continue to do so.
PATIENT GOWNS: Comfortable patient gowns are available for each patient to use - however, are not required. Patients may also wear their own clothing if preferred.
PATIENT SHOE TRAYS: Directly outside of each treatment room will be a shoe tray, where you can leave your shoes while in the treatment room.
TREATMENT ROOM SANITATION: Treatment rooms are sanitized thoroughly before and after each patient with CDC approved disinfectants known to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria, virus and fungi.
UVC LIGHTS & OZONE: Medical grade UVC Light with Ozone disinfection are utilized in all treatment rooms at intervals between patients.
CLINIC SANITATION: All common clinic spaces (bathrooms, waiting / reception area, hallways) will also be sanitized daily with CDC approved disinfectants known to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria, virus and fungi.
UVC LIGHTS & OZONE: Medical grade UVC Light with Ozone disinfection are utilized throughout common areas (Waiting Rooms, Front Reception, Bathroom, Conference Room, Hallways) in the clinic, daily.
CLEANING: As per usual, our clinics are professionally cleaned and disinfected, and all gowns, sheets, towels and scrubs professionally laundered.
POST COVID INFECTION - RETURN TO CLINIC POLICY (PATIENTS / STAFF)
Please review the "return to clinic" protocol if you have been exposed or contracted COVID. Our goal is to keep everyone safe! CDC GUIDELINES at this LINK
WAITING PERIOD - POST COVID: We require those who have been exposed to, or contracted COVID to wait 5 full days post-COVID symptoms prior to returning to clinic AND, to wear a mask in clinic for 10 full days post-COVID symptoms and / or exposure.
COVID TESTING: Common cold and flu symptoms cannot be definitively distinguished from COVID without a COVID test. When in doubt, best to test.
CONTACT US: If you have suspected exposure, symptoms, or contact with someone who does - please inform us right away. Your timely notice allows us to make any necessary scheduling changes and take any other preventative measures that may be called for: (917) 210-1063
SEVEN POINT WELLNESS
ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE MEDICINE CLINIC
Seven Point Wellness is the group practice of Cristina R. de La Mar, M.S., L.Ac., Doula and Phil Veneziano, M.S., L.Ac..
We offer comprehensive healthcare, fitness and preventative medicine - to keep you healthy, address everyday ailments and injuries, and tend to long standing, chronic conditions.
Bringing together our combined training and experience allows us to provide expanded services, and a broader range of expertise to all our patients. Our scope of practice includes Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and various forms of hands-on Therapeutic Bodywork.
Our approach to healthcare is gentle, safe and effective - and takes a "whole person" perspective to best understand and address your condition in context of your everyday life. We move beyond just treating illness - we aim to keep you healthy so you can thrive.
We offer a full range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) - including Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Therapeutic Bodywork. As well, each session generally includes lifestyle and fitness recommendations to consider between treatments. While it's origins date back some 4,000 years, TCM is currently the most widely used healthcare system in the world - and with good reason. It is comprehensive, gentle, and yet powerfully effective.
Each step we take towards the balancing of our bodies opens the door to becoming healthier in every other aspect of our lives. As a healthcare system, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is uniquely positioned to support this opportunity. It's scope and practice are intended to reach beyond mere physical health - and to impact both emotional and mental wellness.
187 Millburn Ave, Suite #101
(Within the Trader Joe's / CVS Complex)
Millburn, NJ 07041
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