A MESSAGE TO OUR PATIENTS ABOUT COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS
Richard O. Temple PhD PLLC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 emergency and we are taking steps to ensure the safety of our patients, doctors and staff. We are following the steps and seeking guidance from the CDC, WHO and Travis County Public Health department as to keep our doctors, staff and patients safe. As of today, our decision is to remain open, but we realize that this is a rapidly evolving situation, and this could change. We will complete as many appointments as we can remotely to minimize the number of times you need to come to our office.
Therapy/Intake and Follow-up/Feedback Appointments
These appointments will be conducted via phone/telehealth services. Our office will contact you at your preferred number to confirm details of the appointment, which may be in person, by phone, or through the Zoom platform.
Testing Appointments If you/your child has a scheduled testing appointment with us, we encourage you to keep this appointment unless you, your child, or someone in your household
• are experiencing symptoms like fever, cough, congestion, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath,
• have recently returned from travel outside of the state of Texas,
• have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or are suspected of having COVID-19.
• The patient or person bringing him/her is 70 or older
• You have concerns about leaving home and would prefer to reschedule
Richard O Temple Phd PLLC has infection control procedures in place, and we will do everything we can to ensure the health and safety of our community. We have hand sanitizer in every room and hand washing stations easily accessible. When you arrive for a testing appointment your temperature will be tested by one of our staff. Anyone found to have a fever will be rescheduled. We will then bring you directly to an exam room to limit your exposure to other patients in the waiting area. You can also choose to wait outside in your car or just outside the office.
We ask that you not bring more than one person with you to your appointment, if possible. Please use our hand sanitizer. We have always paid close attention to hygiene and cleanliness and will continue to do so. We will be wiping down all surfaces and testing materials with disinfectant before and after each patient.
While we are doing everything that we can to provide a safe environment, there is no way to guarantee that coming to our office will not lead to exposure to the virus. Any concern that you may have for yourself/your child is understandable and we are happy to work with you to reschedule your appointment for a later time.
Thank you for choosing Dr. Temple for yourself or your loved one.
Best of health and stay safe,
Richard O. Temple Phd PLLC Staff