COVID-19

COVID-19

Covid-19 Testing Instructions:

  • All patients need to be Covid tested 5 days prior to their surgery
  • Please do not call the center to schedule an appointment, if you are a patient, you will receive a text message indicating the date and time that you will need to be here
  • We ask that the patients bring their driver’s license and insurance cards with them on the day of their appointment
  • Insurance will cover the cost of the test
  • The Covid -19 testing site’s address is: 2701 Blair Mill Road Suite 20 Willow Grove, PA 19090
  • When the patients arrive for their Covid test, they are instructed to call 267-960-1457 while waiting in their cars until they are told to come in, masks are required to enter the building
  • Staff will greet the patients at the door and take their temperatures
  • After the test, patients are told to quarantine up until the time of their surgery

Patients Residing Outside of the Tri-state Area:

  • If you are a patient residing outside of the tri-state area, you can get tested locally in your area 5 days prior to surgery, however, you will be responsible to provide a copy of the negative test results to the surgical center
  • Please do not call to schedule an appointment, if you are a patient having the test done at the center, you will receive a text message indicating the date and time that you will need to be here
  • After the test, patients are told to quarantine either at home or in a hotel up until the time of surgery
  • In addition, all patients will be rapid tested with the BD Veritor Plus System on the day of surgery

Abington Surgical Center’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • All patients, staff and surgeons are screened prior to entering the building.
  • Social Distancing
    • No visitors in the facility
    • If the patient is a minor just one parent in the facility
    • Reduced surgical scheduling to limit the patients in the pre-operative area and the recovery room area
  • All staff, physicians and patients are required to wear a mask at all times in the facility
  • The facility is cleaned and disinfected, specifically for COVID-19 daily
  • PPE (protective personal equipment) is readily available to insure the safety of our patients and staff