Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin’s Latest COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Policy

This information is current as of January 1, 2022.

COVID-19 Policies for Patients and Employees

To help do our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19, the Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin has implemented several health and safety policies for both patients and employees. These rules will go into effect immediately and will remain in place until further notice.

Signs have been posted at the entrance to our building to inform everyone of our policies, and we’ll be updating this web page throughout the pandemic as any policies change. Below, we’ve outlined our policy both patients and employees:

Patients & Visitors

Masks are required to be worn upon entering our building and all times while inside the building.

To help limit the spread of coronavirus, we ask that you do not enter the building if you answer YES to any of these questions:

  • Did you receive a positive COVID test within the past 5 days?
  • Did you recently get tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results?
  • Are you currently isolating or quarantining because you have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, or worried you may be sick?
  • Within the past 5 days, have you been in close contact or (6 feet or closer for at least 15 minutes without wearing a mask) with a person known to have recently tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Have you had the onset of any of the following symptoms within the past 48 hours?
    • High fever or chills
    • Persistent cough
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting
    • Persistent headache
    • Significant congestion

*Note that this list is not all inclusive of possible COVID-19 symptoms. 

If any of the above instances apply to you, please return to your car and contact us to reschedule your appointment. If you have any symptoms listed above that are severe and you’re worried about your health and safety, call 911 or go to your local emergency room.

We’re also asking patients to follow several procedures once inside the building:

  • Only ONE adult guest is permitted with you
  • Maintain a safe 6-foot distance between you and others waiting in line in the lobby
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask that properly covers your nose and mouth. We will provide a mask if needed.
  • Sanitize your hands before and after your office visit or test procedure
  • If you prefer to wait in your car, please provide us your cell phone number so we can alert you when your appointment is ready

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.

Additional Resources

Information about the virus is changing every day, and it’s important that you stay up-to-date. Use the resources below if you have any additional questions:

Let’s all do our part to help limit spread!


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.