Cascade Medical has suspended mammography and Rehab Services appointments, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Healthcare facilities statewide are enacting similar safety measures.
“We made this decision with staff and patient safety at heart,” said CEO Diane Blake. “Considering the new social distancing guidelines, we thought it prudent to temporarily close the therapy area and limit exposure for everyone.”
Rehab Services notified patients on March 17, and therapists are finding ways to support patients through the transition. Services will resume when it’s safe and appropriate to do so.
Mammography has been postponed due to a lack of available radiologists to interpret the images.
In the meantime, Rehab Services and mammography staff will have ample opportunities to continue working at Cascade Medical in different capacities.
For all other appointments, including the Family Practice Clinic, please call ahead. We will evaluate non-urgent services case by case, and we will keep the community apprised of major changes.
All patients will be screened for flu-like symptoms upon arrival. Those with fever, cough or shortness of breath will visit a triage nurse for further evaluation. Also, Cascade Medical restricted visitation for inpatients in Acute Care, to protect them from exposure to outside germs.
Visit cascademedical.org for daily updates and frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19.
We want to thank our community and our staff for their understanding and flexibility during these uncertain times.