COVID-19 Info

COVID-19 Info 2020-05-04T10:30:14-06:00

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, rest assured ISMI is doing everything in our power to meet or exceed the recommended protocols of the CDC and Idaho’s Stay at Home order. Our office is OPEN, as medical offices are considered an essential business.

Please help us keep our patients, staff and communities safe by following the rules. If you have a FEVER, COUGH or SHORTNESS OF BREATH or have been EXPOSED to anyone with symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test, we are unable to allow you into our office. Only the patient, or one adult accompanying a minor, should come inside. We are screening all staff, patients and guests that enter our office. You can check in from the parking lot and be called when we are ready to see you, if you prefer.

We are seeing ACUTE injuries (new potential fracture, joint injury, tendon injury, etc.) but please CALL FIRST to schedule a same day appointment. We want to help keep you out of emergency rooms or urgent cares that are treating sick people.

Also, we are up and running with TELEHEALTH visits using Zoom for both the DOCTORS and PHYSICAL THERAPY! A telehealth visit is preferable to coming to the office right now, as we are trying to limit the number of employees and patients in the building. It will be billed to your insurance like a normal visit. Patients needing an injection or x-ray may be seen in the office.

Elective surgeries are being rescheduled for future dates. We are still able to perform urgent surgeries, such as fractures and tendon injuries, and surgeries in which the outcome is felt to be worse if it is delayed more than a month. Anyone classified in the “at risk” group by their age, medical history, or an issue that even slightly increases the risk of complication or susceptibility to disease will be rescheduled to a later date.

Our staff is wearing protective masks for patient health and safety. Patients and guests are REQUIRED to bring a wear a mask.

Thank you for helping flatten the curve, preserving our healthcare system and protecting our communities.

– Idaho Sports Medicine Institute