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Keeping Our Campus Safe

The NeuroMedical Center is committed to providing the highest level of neurological care to our patients and their families.  The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a difficult time for us all. Times have changed quickly and dramatically due to the virus.   We want to help our communities understand that while we pride ourselves on being a patient- and family-centered organization, we must do everything we can to prevent the spread of this disease and protect our patients, their loved ones, and our staff.

Universal Mask Policy In Effect

The NeuroMedical Center requires all patients and staff to wear a face mask or covering to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  You must have your face mask on when you arrive and keep it on the entire visit, unless otherwise directed by a provider.

CDC provides guidance on how to make a cloth mask and wear it properly.

Patient & Visitor Guidelines

The NeuroMedical Center Clinic - Updated July 27, 2021

In order to continue providing safe and effective care during this challenging time, The NeuroMedical Center Clinic is currently allowing one visitor – 18 years of age & older – per patient until further notice. This is a necessary part of our efforts to protect patients and staff against the transmission of COVID-19. 

The Spine Hospital of Louisiana

COVID Update for Surgery Patients – 8/6/21
The Spine Hospital of Louisiana continues its commitment to the safety of our patients, staff and visitors.  As a result, The Spine Hospital has adopted additional procedures and safeguards for our surgery patients. 
Before surgery: 

  • Before your scheduled surgery, a clinical team member will call to screen the patient for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Patients will receive guidance on how to limit their exposure to infection in the days before surgery.
  • For all surgeries – Inpatient and Outpatient, the Patient must receive a Covid Test within 72 hours prior to your arrival at The Spine Hospital.  After your test, we strongly encourage you to avoid any unnecessary exposures after the test, by staying home and following prevention guidelines between the time of your test and your surgery.
  • Why is testing necessary if I do not have symptoms? Covid 19 testing protects patients as well as staff and physicians.  Patients who have the virus, even with no symptoms, may spread to others.  You are also at a higher risk for severe complications after surgery.
  • What if I test positive for Covid 19? Please contact The Spine Hospital at (225) 906-4797 immediately, so we can reschedule your procedure.  We will inform your surgeon.  Please quarantine at home and contact your primary care provider about your positive Covid test for further instructions.
  • VISITORS: Beginning on Monday August 9th, the one visitor who will be staying with the surgery patient after surgery will be required to bring a Negative Covid test with them in order to stay in the hospital overnight.  The Covid swab should be done 72 hours prior to admission to the hospital. 
Outpatient Surgery and Procedures
  • Patients undergoing outpatient surgery or procedures may have one designated visitor who will be permitted to assist with the arrival and registration process if needed. This visitor will leave the facility during the procedure, remain near the premises, and will be contacted by phone post-procedure.
  • For all surgeries – Inpatient and Outpatient, the Patient must receive a Covid Test within 72 hours prior to your arrival at The Spine Hospital.  After your test, we strongly encourage you to avoid any unnecessary exposures after the test, by staying home and following prevention guidelines between the time of your test and your surgery.

The NeuroMedical Center Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Each patient will be allowed one visitor during their hospitalization. The patient or a family member will designate this visitor.  Visitors are allowed to stay overnight.

  • Visitors will be required to wear a mask upon entering the facility.

  • Visitors will be required to wear a mask anytime they are outside the patient’s room.

  • Visitors will be required to wear a mask when any staff member enters the patient’s room (i.e. Physician, Nurse, CNA, Dietary Staff, Social Worker, Therapist, Therapy Tech, Housekeeping, etc).

  • Visitors are required to have daily temperature checks at the 6th Floor Nurses’ Station in addition to the temperatures that are taken on the first floor when entering the facility. If the visitor is staying overnight, they should report to the Nurses’ Station for a temperature check by 9:00 a.m. each morning.

  • If the NMC Rehab Hospital has a confirmed positive COVID-19 case, we will ask all non-essential visitors to leave the facility.  A visitor will be deemed essential at the discretion of the Attending Physician.  Considerations for essential visitors will be based on the patient’s clinical presentation and/or safety needs.

Telemedicine Video Visits

The NeuroMedical Center Clinic now offers Telemedicine Video Visits to new and established patients, allowing you to receive face-to-face consultation and care from  your physician without having to leave home. Call (225) 768-2050 for more information or click here to learn more.  

If you are exhibiting any signs and symptoms of illness, contact your primary care center as soon as possible and contact us to reschedule your appointment (225) 768-2050.  

NMC Telemedicine Provider Directory

Coronavirus Prevention

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.  Many people are asking what they can do personally to protect themselves. First of all, it is important to listen to your local officials and your primary care physician.  Secondly, we should all follow basic infection prevention guidelines:

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

  • Stay home if you’re sick

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.

  • Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

  • Throw used tissues in the trash.

  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and Disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.  This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

If you have traveled abroad in the last 14 days, please inform your healthcare provider.

Coronavirus Information

The NeuroMedical Center is monitoring the guidance from the CDC and will update our website to keep our patients informed.  The CDC is the best source of information should you still have questions. The information can be accessed here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

statewide network has also been launched to answer questions from Louisiana residents regarding the coronavirus. 

Just dial 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211.