Covid 19 Policy

Last Updated: 02/22/2023

To our valued patients,

Last month the CDC revised its masking guidelines for healthcare facilities across the country. Despite this, DrSnip continues to require masks be worn by all clinical staff and by patients for the full duration of their visit. We do this to protect our patients, including those who are at high risk from COVID-19, living with disabilities, or are otherwise immunosuppressed.

We also continue to require and provide free of charge, antigen tests to our staff daily and all patients upon arrival at our clinics.

We thank you for your understanding and invite you to review our COVID-19 policies below.

Sincerely,
Shrikesh Majithia, CEO

Please read both sections below before your appointment.

1) General Information

For Semen Testing – Please refer to our Semen Testing page to see our related COVID-19 policies and current testing schedule.

Scheduled Patients – Below are our complete guidelines for visiting our clinics once you have scheduled an appointment with us. Note that we may make exceptions to these guidelines under extenuating circumstances.

Contact Tracing – If you test positive for COVID-19 or develop any related symptoms in the 14 days after your appointment, please call us to let us know for our monitoring purposes.

Pre-Existing Conditions – If you have a serious or chronic health condition, you may wish to reschedule your appointment. Examples of such conditions include lung disease, heart disease, severe obesity, diabetes, and immunodeficiency. People with these conditions are cautioned to pay special attention to social distancing in the interest of protecting themselves.

2) Day of Appointment

Check-In Screening
Our greeter will meet you in the lobby and ask you if you have experienced any COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms in the last two weeks, or if you have been in direct, prolonged, and unmasked contact with anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19 positive in the last two weeks?

If you answer yes to any of the above questions, or test positive for COVID-19 on your antigen test, we will have to reschedule your appointment. Before your appointment, if you are aware of any symptoms or exposure, please call us to discuss.

Check-In Rapid Antigen Test
We will administer a rapid antigen test free of charge to our patients and for $15 for any partner or companion that enters the clinic with you. Every person staying for an appointment must have a negative rapid antigen COVID-19 test result. You may download and use the iHealth app for directions and result recording if you wish. We will meet you in our lobby and provide you and your partner with hand sanitizer and the iHealth rapid antigen test kit (test card, swab, reagent solution, and laminated instructions in a plastic bag).  Please have a seat and conduct the self-test as follows:

  1. Follow the laminated iHealth Directions
  2. Note the start time of your test, or when the sample is added to the test card
  3. Allow 15 minutes to elapse
  4. Our Greeter will check-in with you to obtain your results.

If negative, we will welcome you to your room when it is ready.

If positive, we will help you reschedule your appointment.

Entering the Clinic
Partners and companions are invited to enter the clinic provided they are masked and complete a rapid antigen test upon entry.

Hand Sanitization and Surgical Masks
Once you enter, we will ask you to use hand sanitizer or wash your hands. You and your partner must keep your nose and mouth covered for the duration of your visit. This is to protect all those in the clinic, including those that are immunocompromised in adjacent rooms with connected ventilation. Please keep your mask on at all times. 

Sincerely,

The DrSnip Team