This information is current as of March 20th at 8 A.M.
On March 12th, Governor Tony Evers declared a public health emergency in Wisconsin due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. To help do our part in limiting the spread of this infectious virus, the Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin is implementing several health and safety policies for both patients and our employees. These rules will go into effect immediately and will remain in place until further notice.
Signs will be posted at the entrance to our building to inform everyone of our new policy, and we’ll be updating this web page throughout the next few weeks as any policies change. Below, we’ve outlined our policy both patients and employees:
Patients & Visitors
To help limit the spread of coronavirus, we ask that you do not enter the building if any of the following applies to you:
You’ve had a fever over 100 degrees, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches, fatigue, or shortness of breath within the last 48 hours
You’ve been exposed to someone with any of those symptoms in the past 48 hours
You’ve had close contact with someone known to have tested positive for coronavirus or is actively being tested within the last 14 days
You’ve traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days
If any of the above instances apply to you, quarantine yourself immediately and contact your primary care physician to obtain more information about coronavirus testing. Call us to reschedule as well. Note: we do not offer coronavirus testing at this location.
We’re also asking patients to follow several procedures once inside the building:
Stand on the taped “X’s” to keep a safe distance between you and others waiting in line in the lobby
Clean your hands with hand sanitzer
Ask us for a mask if you are coughing our sneezing today
Wash your hands before and after your office visit or test procedure
Regarding visitors, we encourage patients to limit attending family members to one person per visit (age 18+).
For any non-patient visitors (i.e., vendors), please call or email us instead of making an on-site visit.
All employees at the Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin have been updated on the latest CDC guidance on infection prevention measures for health care workers. Likewise, all employees are subject to the same restrictions from entering building listed above, and have been instructed to stay home if not feeling well or displaying any symptoms of coronavirus.
We’ve also dramatically increased the cleaning and disinfecting done in our testing and evaluation rooms, public spaces, and employee work areas to minimize any potential spreading of the virus.
Information about the virus is changing every day, and it’s important that you stay up-to-date. Use the links below if you have any additional questions:
Let’s all do our part to help limit spread!
ABOUT HEART AND VASCULAR INSTITUTE OF WISCONSIN
With roots in Appleton since 1968, the physicians and providers of the Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin deliver compassionate care at six locations throughout eastern Wisconsin by using advanced and innovative technologies to provide patients with state-of-the-art treatments.