COVID-19 remains a serious threat to the health, safety and welfare of everyone. It is essential that we continue to practice social distancing, wash our hands and wear a face mask or covering when out in public. For steps you can take to protect yourself, check out the CDC’s How to Protect Yourself link here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
Temperature Screenings and Visitor Restrictions
All HealthLinc patients, visitors and staff will receive a temperature screening and series of questions when entering a clinic. If a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees is detected, we will place you in a separate part of the waiting room or ask you to wait in your vehicle. Patients should not bring anyone to their appointment, unless necessary, and make sure they are not joined by any individuals that are symptomatic. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation. Please triple check this section.
IUSB Medical Temporary Closure
Starting Wednesday, March 25, all personnel from HealthLinc IUSB Medical will be working from HealthLinc Southeast, located at 1708 High St. in South Bend until further notice. By combining our resources, we can serve our patients in the most effective way possible.
For the safety of our patients and staff, we will be limiting our optometry services to emergency appointments only. Optometry emergencies would include sudden loss of vision or change in vision, eye injuries or infections and lost or broken glasses. We will call to reschedule patients once we return to normal business operations.
In accordance with Governor Holcomb’s Back on Track plan for reopening Indiana, we are contacting patients to reschedule preventive treatments, some fillings, and non-urgent dental extractions. We plan to begin deep cleanings and other surgical procedures mid-June.
For the safety of our patients and to follow federal and state guidelines, there will be more time between appointments to reduce the number of patients in the waiting room and allow for social distancing, staff will continue to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including gowns, gloves, face mask or face shield when interacting with patients and some patients will be required to wear a dental dam, or rubber dam (thin pieces of latex or nitrile rubber placed in the mouth to decrease any possible exposure to infectious agents) for protection. We will continue to sterilize all equipment between each patient and clean with approved disinfectants.
We ask anyone who becomes symptomatic within 14 days of their appointment, to contact the clinic and let us know. If you are sick, please stay home and we will reschedule your appointment for when you are feeling better.
COVID-19 Testing Cost
In accordance with the CARES Act, the cash price for a COVID-19 test at HealthLinc is $69. The average cost for an office visit at HealthLinc is $105.