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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Updates

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Updates

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Let’s work together to keep everyone safe.

Boulder Medical Center continues to closely monitor COVID-19 updates from the Centers For Disease Control (CDC)Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, and Boulder County Public Health.


covid-screening-questions-click-hereCovid Screening Questions for Patients

Screening patients for COVID-19 before entering our facilities is an important step we take to create a safer healthcare environment for all.

If you are scheduled for an appointment at Boulder Medical Center, please Click Here to view our COVID Screening Questions before coming in for an appointment. BMC will also remind you to review the screening questions as your appointment draws closer.

 


Covid Vaccine 

Boulder Medical Center was vaccinating with the Moderna vaccine, which is not currently approved for patients under the age of 18. Since over 70 percent of adults in Boulder County are vaccinated and vaccine demand is very low, BMC is not administering Covid-19 vaccines at this time. This may change in the future if regulations regarding vaccines are revised, so please check this page for updates.

Boulder County Vaccine Resources
Please visit the website, VaccineSpotter.org, or check these vaccine resources:


Covid-19 Testing in Boulder County

Covid-19 tests are available at multiple sites in Boulder County. An appointment is not needed, and there is no charge for the test. Masks must be worn, and residents need to bring a form of identification to ensure that results are accurately recorded. Please click here for details and locations.


Patient and Staff Screening

Boulder Medical Center performs multiple screenings of patients at the time of scheduling, on pre-visit calls, and upon arrival to the building. Staff members are also screened daily. If a patient is found to be untruthful to BMC providers or staff regarding their exposure, risk, or travel, they will be dismissed from the practice upon discovery.


Anaphylaxis and Covid-19 Vaccines

A small number of anaphylaxis episodes due to Covid-19 vaccines have been reported since mass vaccination campaigns started. BMC allergist Katie McCormack, MD, talks about what this means.

Click here for Katie McCormack’s article on Anaphylaxis and Covid-19 Vaccines.


Masking and Social Distancing

Boulder Medical Center will continue to require staff, patients, and visitors to wear masks at all of our facilities. The more recent CDC guidelines do not apply to healthcare settings. Read the CDC recommendations here

  • Please wear your own mask. To conserve Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for medical staff use, we ask patients to wear their own masks when visiting our facilities.
  • Bandanas and neck gaiters are NOT allowed. Patients wearing a bandana, neck gaiter, or poor fitting mask will be given a mask before entering the building.
  • Masks for children:  Due to shortages of PPE masks for children, we emphasize that they are equipped with masks from home when visiting our clinics.
  • Social distancing: All of our clinics accommodate social distancing. We ask that all patients remain at least 6-feet apart while visiting Boulder Medical Center.

Guest / Visitor Policies

Guests are NOT permitted inside Boulder Medical Center facilities. Exceptions are for patients needing special assistance, a parent who is alone with their child/children, or special circumstances that have been approved by a specific provider or department.

This policy includes vendors and sales representatives, who are only allowed into clinics if previously cleared by the BMC administration.


Masks with valves are not allowed in BMC clinics.

Caution: Masks with Valves

We no longer allow patients to enter our facilities wearing masks with valves. Unfortunately, these masks do not block transmission of COVID-19 because they allow exhaled air and droplets to escape. If patients and guests come to Boulder Medical Center wearing one of these masks, our COVID screeners will give them a surgical mask to either replace the valved mask or wear over their valve mask.


Travel and Your Doctor Appointment

If you have recently traveled to areas of high and moderate risk:  To optimize patient and staff safety, we recommend patients consider rescheduling or converting your non-urgent/emergent BMC appointment to a telemedicine visit.  Not doing so may result in being screened out and denied access to BMC facilities.

Please visit the COVID Risk Level Page for local, national, and international locations to determine your destination risk level. U.S. locations are indicated down to the county level and consist of Red, Orange, Yellow, and Green designations.  BMC recommends that patients returning within 14 days from areas designated in red or orange to reschedule or convert their appointment to a telemedicine visit.

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Telemedicine Appointments are Available

Most Boulder Medical Center providers are now available for virtual visits. Virtual visits enable patients to receive the care they need without leaving the comfort of home. Please check with your provider to ask if a video visit is right for you.  Click here to learn more about telemedicine at Boulder Medical Center.


Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitizing

Every Boulder Medical Center facility and each clinical team performs multiple specialized cleaning protocols throughout the day, using healthcare-grade disinfecting products. We are confident that we can provide provider medical care in a safe environment.


About Medical Procedures and Surgery

Boulder Medical Center physicians have begun to perform some surgeries and other delayed procedures. If you need surgery or a procedure, contact your BMC provider to see what options are available.

If you have been delaying recommended medical procedures, we encourage patients to consider moving forward with care. Your BMC provider can recommend the next steps and, if surgery is advised, will guide you through pre-operative procedures and scheduling of your procedure,


COVID-19 Testing at Boulder Medical Center

  • Patients desiring a test must complete a telemedicine or in-person appointment with their BMC provider or urgent care respiratory clinic provider to ensure they meet clinical, regulatory, and payer criteria before receiving the test;
  • Regarding doctor’s orders for COVID-19 tests, BMC providers follow the Colorado Department of Health & Environment guidelines.

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