Telemedicine Consultations are now available, please call your location for information.
Valley ENT strives to provide the best care and information for our Patients. We remain ready to help you with your ongoing ENT needs. Up to date COVID19 information is available from the CDC (cdc.gov/COVID19), Maricopa County Health Department(https://www.maricopa.gov/5460/Coronavirus-Disease-2019), or Pima County Health Department (https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=527452).
Medical appointments are exempt from the Governor's recent stay-at-home order. Many of our offices remain open to help you with your pressing ENT needs however we are also available via telehealth for non-urgent needs to help avoid increased personal contact wherever we can
Regarding your appointment: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Valley ENT has modified its outpatient visit ser-vices based on the guidance of the CDC. For any non-urgent ENT conditions or symptoms, we recommend a telemedicine consultation or rescheduling your appointment. We will remain available to evaluate your time sensitive, and urgent ENT conditions in many of our clinics and offices. Please call your Valley ENT provider if you have questions about which conditions should be evaluated in person at our office/clinic and which conditions are appropriate for a telemedicine consultation.
If you develop fever >100.4, cough, difficulty breathing, or sudden change in your taste or smell, we recommend that you reschedule your in-office appointment and seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. CALL IN ADVANCE. Calling in advance will allow your healthcare provider to direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. If you are not able to be seen in the office, one of our Valley ENT physicians can advise you via telehealth for your ENT needs.
We are not set up to test for and treat COVID-19 infection at this time as we are not an acute care facility. Patients with active symptoms of COVID-19 infection are asked to stay home or visit an acute care facility after contacting them first. The recommendations for testing will likely continue to change and will be updated at the websites above.
For on-site office and clinic visits we ask that you are accompanied by no more than one family member or visi-tor, fill out any possible paperwork in advance, and consider bringing a pen or writing instrument with you to decrease person to person contact in the office. Our schedule has been modified to diminish the amount of people in the office at any given time.
Valley ENT remains committed to a clean patient environment. We continue our disinfection standards for all equipment, patient contact areas and surfaces and exam rooms between every patient encounter. We have increased our daily office disinfectant cleaning to morning, noon, and evening. We will avoid shared contact items such as magazines, toys, etc. at this time
For your information, the WHO and the CDC recommend following the standard precautions for avoiding respiratory viruses: