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COVID-19 Update for Alliance Cancer Care:

Patient Safety is Our Top Priority

Alliance Cancer Care is taking every precaution to ensure patient and community safety in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided guidance and critical objectives for U.S. healthcare facilities, including appropriate hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and social distancing. In addition to emphasizing and practicing the CDC guidance for healthcare personnel, we have a comprehensive infection control policy and standard process to mitigate the risk of transmission of infectious disease, including COVID-19.

Pre-Screening, Scheduling, and Rescheduling

In addition to emphasizing and practicing the CDC guidance for healthcare personnel, we have implemented a pre-screening process for patients to mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Patients with scheduled treatment(s): If you were not displaying symptoms at the time of scheduling your treatment(s), but have since began to experience symptoms of COVID-19 (including a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing), please do not come to our center. Call your referring provider on next steps in your care, and call us at (256) 319-5400 to speak with a Care Team member. If you are determined to be in an at-risk category, your referring or primary care providers will assist you with the next steps in your care; we will work with you to reschedule your appointment appropriately.

Infection Control Policies

Alliance Cancer Care practices ongoing infection control policies and practices internally, including:
  • The use of required hand sanitization and hand hygiene
  • Glove use by our clinical staff
  • Thorough and repetitive disinfection of all treatment areas and contact surfaces using EPA- and CDC-approved products after each patient’s use
The COVID-19 pandemic across the U.S. continues to change rapidly. We are dedicated to keeping you informed. Currently, our treatment center remains open, with COVID-19-related precautions in place. We will update this page as soon as possible if we decide to restrict treatment provided at Alliance Cancer Care. We are committed to a whole-of-society approach built around strict adherence to infectious disease control policies and procedures, and a comprehensive strategy to prevent infection, save lives, and minimize the impact of COVID-19. Following the recommendations of the CDC, World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. State Department, and local community leaders and departments of health, we are prepared to navigate through these challenging circumstances confidently with your safety at the forefront of everything we do. Thank you for your understanding and support as we remain committed to our mission to provide the highest quality health care to the communities we serve.

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Signs and symptoms of COVID-19

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Recent close contact with a COVID-19 patient or recent travel to a Level 2 or 3 Travel Health Notice area designated by the CDC.

 

What to do if you suspect you have COVID-19

If you or a loved one are experiencing the symptoms listed above, please let a clinical team member know right away.

 

Today, we are well prepared to care for you

Our team is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and we have strong infection control policies, procedures, and systems in place to route patients properly per established protocols to make sure you get the care you need.

 

Stay informed

The CDC has the most current information about the virus, including everything you need to know about how the virus spreads, how it’s treated, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you get sick.

Protecting Yourself & Others

6 Daily Habits to Help Prevent the Spread of Viruses

Physical Contact

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. This could mean maintaining enough distance between yourself and another person (generally 6 feet) to reduce the risk of breathing in droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Keep Hands Clean.

Clean your hands often. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers or wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Avoid Touching Face.

Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Have A Cough or Cold?

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, not your hand. Throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean Surfaces.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, using a cleaning spray or wipe.

Feeling Sick?

Stay home when you're sick. If you believe you've been exposed to someone with COVID-19, even if you are not showing symptoms, please stay home and contact your primary care physician.

View the CDC COVID-19 prevention factsheet.