Concerns About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
While there continues to be challenges regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic, Oakbrook Allergists continues to provide high quality care for your needs. We will continue to make every effort to maintain a safe, clean and healthy environment for our patients.
What We Are Doing:
As per CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines, it will be mandatory that all persons (patients and family members) to WEAR MASKS at all times while in the office. Wearing masks and washing hands are two of the most important ways to prevent spread of disease.
Our waiting room has been rearranged to reflect social distancing guidelines. We will try our best to reduce time spent in our waiting rooms by patients. Office furniture, including waiting room chairs, tables, counters and door handles will be sanitized continually throughout the day.
We will continue to refrain from seeing emergent or acute sick visits. Please be prepared for our front office staff to ask screening questions of all patients when calling to schedule an office visit.
"Call-in consultations" or "telehealth visits" remain an option for existing patients of the practice if acute care is needed regarding asthma, allergy or sinus issues and the presenting symptoms can be safely addressed over the phone. We do not have the capability to test for COVID-19.
We will continue to administer allergy injections and are confident that the precautions taken in our offices will provide a safe environment for you to continue your allergy treatment. Allergy shot patients do have the option to conduct their 20 minute post injection wait times in their parked cars, and could then return to the office for any possible reactions to their shots.
We ask that ALL patients who have experienced a fever of 99.8 or higher or patients who have known contact with someone who had a fever in the past two weeks to please call to reschedule their appointments or postpone receiving their allergy injections until symptoms have completely resolved for at least 14 days. Please do not come to the office if you feel sick!
We ask that patients make every effort to limit the number of accompanying family members that join them at office visits or if presenting for shots.
If you have any questions about whether or not you should come in for an upcoming appointment or receive allergy injections, please do not hesitate to call your OBA office.
Our goal remains to continue to provide quality allergy care for our patients while minimizing risk of exposure to all that walk through our doors. It is important that community based medical practices remain accessible to the general public for management of chronic diseases such as allergy and asthma so that their health needs can be met outside of emergency departments, where resources should be reserved for the critically ill.
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We appreciate all of you and we will get through this together. Thank you for your continued support and please do your best to stay healthy during this unprecedented time.