Princeton Dermatology Associates
COVID–19 In Office Safety Protocols and Tele-Medicine
As of June 1, 2021, Princeton Dermatology Associates has updated its In-Office COVID-19 safety procedures and protocols to reflect the improving conditions in the State of New Jersey in alignment with the updated recommendations and guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the New Jersey Department of Health and the State of New Jersey. We are delighted to have you back in our offices to provide the best care for your skin and all dermatologic treatments you may need!
The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our In-Office safety protocols are designed to meet all the latest COVID-19 guidelines and requirementations of the CDC and the NJ Department of Health.
Safety policies in place for patients and staff:
- We now welcome a limited number of patients back into our waiting rooms in a way that allows for appropriate social distancing. If all available chairs are full, we may ask you to wait in your car.
- In accordance with the latest CDC guidelines of June 10, 2021, all patients, employees and visitors to a healthcare facility, whether vaccinated on not, are required to wear a mask to enter the Office. Your mask should be a procedure mask or a cloth mask with at least three layers. Bandana and/or pull-over masks are not acceptable. You will continue to wear your mask throughout your visit to our Office and throughout your appointment. Your airways need to be covered by your mask at any time unless you are requested by your Provider to remove your mask briefly for care.
- Throughout the duration of your visit our receptionists and medical staff will be wearing appropriate safety masks (N-95 type masks – the highest protective standard, or surgical/procedure masks, or triple layer cloth masks).
- Patient temperatures will be checked via forehead scanners upon arrival to the office. Our medical assistants will ask you to answer a detailed COVID – 19 Questionnaire (including your vaccination status). Patients who exhibit flu like symptoms, or are sick, or are unvaccinated and had exposure to COVID-19, or have recently travelled abroad, cannot be seen and will have to reschedule.
- Patients should arrive at their appointment alone. For children and adult patients who require a caretaker, one adult may accompany the patient.
Princeton Dermatology Associates continues to offer and welcomes telehealth appointments for patients who prefer to be seen virtually.
- Prior to your virtual appointment time, please make sure you have the equipment you will need within easy reach. Any of the following will work: 1) a Smartphone, 2) a Tablet Device (such as an iPad), or 3) a computer with webcam and audio (or a telephone near the computer).
- Please try to ensure good lighting in the area of the planned TeleMedicine video conference. A light casting diffuse light in front of you works best. Avoid bright sunlight behind you.
- In case of technical issues and/or to aid with photography it would be helpful to have an assistant, if available.
- Please email a few good quality digital photographs (.JPG forma ONLY) of the areas you are concerned about to your provider in advance to: pdapatientphotos @princetonderm.com. The following link offers useful photographic instructions from VisualDx: https://info.visualdx.com/l/11412/2020-03-31/6h4hdz
All of us at Princeton Dermatology Associates wish you good health, wonderful happiness, and great healthy skin!
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Princeton Dermatology Associates