Our Response

to COVID-19

Premier Gastroenterology is committed to protecting our patients, visitors and employees from Covid-19. This is what PGA is doing to keep you safe.

Premier Gastroenterology is committed to protecting our patients, visitors and employees from Covid-19. This is an unprecedented time in modern healthcare and although these policies may seem inconvenient, they are designed to keep both our patients and our staff safe and healthy.

  1. At this time we are only seeing urgent patients. When patients call for an appointment our staff will help determine if your need is urgent. If it is not urgent you will be scheduled for a telemedicine appointment with your physician.
  2. Telemedicine: Once you have given your consent, your physician’s nurse will schedule you for either a telephone consultation or a video conference with your doctor.
  3. For urgent patients who visit our facility, you can be comfortable in the knowledge that PGA is maintaining a stringent disinfecting protocol. Our cleaning staff has been instructed to wipe down all doorknobs, tabletops and patient seating throughout the day in the reception and waiting areas. In addition, our clinical staff is disinfecting all patient area countertops and seating between patients.
  4. Our employees are healthy. If a member of our team comes to work exhibiting symptoms beyond seasonal allergies, we are taking temperatures and sending them home if they have a fever. In addition, our staff will always wear a mask when in the presence of a patient.
  5. All patients entering our facility have their temperature checked and are assessed for risk of infection prior to coming in. Our staff is trained to quickly identify patients and visitors who appear symptomatic, who are then assessed and treated accordingly.
  6. Only patients are allowed to enter our facility at this time. Friends, family and drivers are asked to wait in their vehicles, or if preferred we can phone your driver when you are finished with your appointment.

If you have an appointment or are scheduled for a procedure please call our clinic and speak to your physician’s nurse to confirm your appointment or to reschedule.

When speaking to our staff please notify us if you have traveled in the past 14 days or if you are experiencing the following:

  • ​​Cough ​​​​
  • Fever (above 100.0˚F)
  • Shortness of breath​​​
  • Flu like symptoms

Our staff will help determine if it is appropriate for you to keep your appointment. There will be no penalty if your appointment needs to be canceled due to these circumstances.

This is a rapidly changing situation and in the event we need to amend our policies, hours of operation or make other changes that affect our patients we will post this information on our website and social media. We will also do our best to contact all patients who might be affected by these changes.

For more information on Covid-19, including screening options, please visit https://uamshealth.com/coronavirus/

By: Premier Gastroenterology