Your Safety is our Highest Priority
We are closely monitoring the recommendations and protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health departments regarding COVID-19.
We Continue to Provide Personalized Care
We remain committed to providing the personalized care you need if pain or injuries arise. For us to continue to serve our patients with musculoskeletal pain and injuries, we have taken the following steps to limit the risk and exposure of our patients and staff to COVID-19:
- Rescheduling Advice – Advising all scheduled patients to reschedule their non-urgent appointments if they have concerning respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath). To reschedule your appointment, please contact us at 605-331-5890.
- Screening – Screening all patients upon check-in for possible COVID-19 symptoms or exposure.
- Cleaning – We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. In response to the coronavirus situation, we have taken additional measures including the increase of office infection-control protocols using EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectants.
What You Can Do
- Urgent Orthopedic Needs if you have COVID-19 Symptoms – If you have urgent orthopedic needs(such as a joint infection, broken bone, new and progressive neurologic symptoms, etc.) and you have concerning symptoms with COVID-19 exposure, please contact us at 605-331-5890 so we can determine the most appropriate location to address your orthopedic needs and minimize the risk and exposure to others.
- Reschedule Appointment for Non-Urgent Orthopedic Needs if You Have Symptoms – If you have had exposure to COVID-19 or have concerning symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and your orthopedic needs are not urgent, please call 605-331-5890 to reschedule your appointment.
- Utilize our Provided Masks – If you do have an urgent orthopedic need and have a cough or cold without COVID-19 exposure, please utilize the face masks at our front desk.
- Practice Good Hygiene – Wash your hands frequently. Cover your nose and mouth if you have to sneeze or cough. And use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.
- Maintain Social Distancing – The CDC suggests maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Stay Informed – The CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) are updating their sites below with the latest information.
- Health department updates on coronavirus in South Dakota
- CDC updates on coronavirus in the United States
- WHO updates on coronavirus worldwide
At Orthopedic Institute, your safety is our highest priority. Whether you have orthopedic needs now or in the future, our team members are ready to welcome you and provide you with the care you’ve come to expect.