Please read this entire post to familiarize yourself with the protocols I have set up for your safety and comfort.
Re-opening date: I will begin seeing patients again this Friday, May 22.
Pre-screenings: I will perform an initial pre-screening over the phone the day before your appointment. When you arrive for your treatment, I will take your temperature and ask the pre-screening questions again. If your temperature is elevated or your answers indicate potential infection, I may ask you to reschedule your appointment.
Waiver: You'll need to read and initial a release form required by my liability insurance.
Acu Only: Initially, I will be offering acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine sessions only. I am unsure when I will be re-opening for bodywork. At this time, I recommend coming in for a treatment if you're experiencing any of the following:
Masks: You will be required to wear a mask throughout the appointment. I will also be wearing a mask and gloves the entire time.
Hours: For now, I will be seeing patients Wednesdays from 9 AM to 2 PM and Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM. I will schedule 30-minute breaks between all appointments to clean the room and common areas.
Waiting Room: Please note that the waiting room will NOT be open. I ask that you wait in your car before the appointment and text me at your scheduled appointment time to let me know you've arrived. I will then meet you at the front door and run through the pre-screening procedure with you.
I will keep you informed as I learn more about the state's re-opening plan and its implications for acupuncturists.
Thank you for your patience. I can't wait to see you and assist you in feeling better.
Brent Garcia, LAc. Dipl. O.M. LMT
An acupuncturist, herbalist & licensed massage therapist, providing integrative, comprehensive treatments in Chicago.
I am an Elite Body Mechanic, helping you live an active, pain-free life.
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