Elective Procedures and Testing

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Procedures Require COVID Testing

Four Days Prior To Procedure

For your protection, and in compliance with regulatory requirements, all patients undergoing the following MUST be screened for COVID-19 4 days prior to their procedure or surgery:

  • any procedure or surgery with anesthesia;
  • MRI with sedation or other procedure with sedation;
  • cardiac exercise stress testing;
  • pulmonary function testing;
  • spirometry.

For office and exam room visits, CareMount Medical maintains standards of care specifically targeted to reduce the risk of COVID-19 so no testing is required.

How do I get tested for COVID-19 prior to my procedure?

CareMount Medical provides COVID-19 testing at all of our laboratory sites.  Check our pre-procedure testing schedule and lab hours below.

What type of test will I have?

You will have a COVID-19 Nasal Swab test.  You will administer the test yourself under the direction of a lab technician.  The test is simple.  You will be asked to swab each nostril and then put the swab in a vial with your name printed on it, seal it and hand it over to the technician.

What happens if I test negative?

A negative test indicates that you do not have COVID-19 presently in your body.  Your procedure will be performed as scheduled.  If your test is negative you will not receive a call with your results. You will be required to sign a COVID-19 Risk Informed Consent prior to the procedure .

What happens if I test positive?

If you test positive, this indicates you currently have COVID-19.  You will receive a phone call from your provider’s office with the result.  Your procedure/surgery will be cancelled and you will be referred to your primary care physician for monitoring and treatment as needed. The COVID-19 test will be repeated 14 days after the initial positive test.

What happens if I don’t get tested prior to my procedure?

If you arrive for your procedure without being tested, or before a result has been received, we will be unable to perform the procedure.

What do I do after my COVID-19 test?

After your COVID-19 test, we recommend that you self-quarantine and limit physical interaction with others until the day of your procedure.  Maintain current social distancing recommendations including:

  • Follow preventative measures, i.e. face covering in public when social distancing is not possible;
  • Minimize trips away from the home as much as possible;
  • Inform the proceduralists or surgeon if there is any contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or with a person with symptoms consistent with COVID-19;
  • Notify the office immediately if you have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

What happens if I feel unwell after being tested, before my procedure?

If after being tested and prior to your procedure you feel ill please notify us immediately.

Pre-Procedure/Surgery Testing Schedule 

Day of Procedure            Day of Testing
Monday                           Thursday or Friday
Tuesday                           Friday or Saturday
Wednesday                      Saturday or Monday
Thursday                         Monday or Tuesday
Friday                              Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday

Laboratory Hours (As of May 18, 2020)

Westchester County – Monday through Friday
Briarcliff 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Croton 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Jefferson Valley 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Katonah 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Mahopac 8:30-am – 4:30 pm
Mount Kisco (Building 90) 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Somers 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Yorktown 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Westchester County – Saturday
Mount Kisco (Building 90) 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Putnam County – Monday through Friday
Camarda Care Center (PHC) 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Carmel 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Patterson 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Putnam County – Saturday
Carmel 8:00 am -12:30 pm

Dutchess County – Monday through Friday
Columbia (Poughkeepsie) 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Hopewell 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Merritt (Fishkill) 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Oakwood (Poughkeepsie) 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Rhinebeck 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Westage (Fishkill) 8:00 am – 4:45 pm

Dutchess County – Saturday
Columbia (Poughkeepsie) 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Westage (Fishkill) 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Ulster County – Monday through Friday*
Kingston 8:00 am – 4:45pm

*No Saturday laboratory hours in Ulster County*