COVID-19 Update

Lone Star Endoscopy is observing the CDC’s recommended preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Our number one priority is the safety of our patients and staff. We have implemented the following measures to ensure safety:

  • Before your procedure, we ask that you self-monitor for COVID-19 like symptoms and take your temperature daily in the 3 days prior to your exam. If you notice a fever or develop any symptoms, please call us immediately. We will need to reschedule your appointment.
  • We ask that all of our patients arrive at our facility masked. We will be wearing masks too!
  • Upon arrival, pull up, and call to let us know you’re here. Our phone number is posted on the main entrance door. We will complete a same-day screening over the phone and then walk out to you and take your temperature in the car. Once screening is complete, we will accompany you into our facility to register.
  • No visitors are allowed in the building. We ask that your visitor please remain in the car while you have your procedure. After your procedure, your physician will speak with you about your results and can speak with your family (via telephone) if you chose.
  • We will use social distancing to protect you while you’re in our care with strategic scheduling of patients to limit numbers and wait time in our common areas to patient placement for procedure and recovery. In addition to this, we are disinfecting high touch areas and adhering to all equipment and environmental infection control guidelines.

We are asking patients to join us in additional efforts, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before and after eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and sanitize your hands
  • Avoid shaking hands to potentially prevent transmission