COVID-19: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Electrodiagnostics at the Orthopaedic Institute Update
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Under San Francisco's current health order, all medical services, including routine and preventive care, are considered essential. Please contact us to make a telehealth visit or an in-person visit. For in-person appointments, all clinical staff – doctors, physician assistants, clinical personnel -- will be wearing both face masks as well as eye shields or face shields for our patients' safety.
The UCSF Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service remains committed to providing high quality electrodiagnostic (electromyography [EMG] and nerve conduction) services. We recognize that the results of our evaluations may directly impact the next aspects of your care and empathize with the difficulties caused by delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are monitoring the situation closely to ensure that the restoration of our outpatient services is guided by resource availability and the priority of patient safety.
Electrodiagnostic (electromyography [EMG] and nerve conduction) services at the Orthopedic Institute are being rescheduled. Urgent appointments may be considered if the clinical presentation is new and where significant or rapidly evolving neurologic deficits might progress over the course of days to a few weeks. This may be determined in conjunction with the referring provider. Rescheduling of appointments is our priority and we will work together to identify the earliest date possible.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work together to provide appropriate and optimal care for our patients.