The physicians and staff of Unity Surgical Center (USC) place your health and safety as our top priority. We closely monitor public health concerns including COVID-19 and follow recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), and the Tippecanoe County Health Department (TCHD). We provide outpatient surgical care following safety protocols to protect patients, their families, and our staff. USC follows frequent and extensive cleaning protocols for all areas of the surgery center and 23-hour suites, and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used. Please contact us through this website or call us at 765-446-5000 if you have any questions or concerns about your surgery or our precautions for COVID-19.
SCREENING FOR PATIENTS: Every patient that is scheduled for surgery at Unity Surgical Center will be screened with questions prior to the day of surgery as well as upon entry into the building. The screening questions include presence of fever, cough, difficulty breathing, body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell, or COVID -19 exposure. Prior to the day of surgery, these questions may be asked by phone or text. If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, please call (765-446-5000) for further evaluation and instructions. If after hours, please call your surgeon’s office. Patients will also have their temperatures checked prior to entering the surgery center. If patients have any screening signs or symptoms of COVID-19 they may be asked to have a pre-operative COVID-19 test (nasal swab). Any patient testing positive or who is suspect for active COVID-19 will have their surgery deferred.
VISITORS/DRIVERS: All visitors will also be screened with questions and a temperature check prior to admission into the surgery center. Any visitor with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or known to be COVID-19 positive will be asked to remain outside of the surgery center. If the patient’s accompanying family member or driver does not come into the surgical center, or if they choose to leave the center during the procedure, we ask that they remain accessible by cell phone and stay in the close vicinity of USC. We will be happy to provide phone updates and discharge instructions.
MASKS FOR PATIENTS AND VISITORS: Patients and visitors may choose to wear a mask while in Unity Surgical Center for any reason and may request our staff to wear a mask in their presence as well. If a patient or visitor has any symptoms of respiratory infection or has had a possible COVID-19 exposure, entry into USC will be determined individually by our administrative clinical staff. If entry is permitted, use of a properly fitted mask may be required.
Thank you for your understanding and compliance with these precautions.