URGENT NOTICE TO OUR PATIENTS
HCOMS has always been and will remain committed to patient safety and well-being. Covid-19 is a significant public health crisis and we want to ensure we are doing our part to help promote the safety and well-being of our patients, our staff, our families and our community as a whole.
Covid-19 Patient & Visitor Policy
HCOMS requires that ALL patients and visitors arrive wearing a cloth face covering or mask.
This is consistent with the recommendation to the general public advising them to wear a cloth face covering whenever they must leave their home.
You are receiving care during the Covid-19 pandemic. While our office is implementing appropriate CDC infection prevention and control recommendations, there may be an increased risk of exposure to the Covid-19 virus. If you are experiencing ANY upper respiratory symptoms: cough, sneezing, fever, etc.
DO NOT ENTER THE OFFICE
Please call our office at 410-997-5826 for further instruction.
No visitors are allowed to accompany any patient unless the patient is under the age of 18 or needs additional assistance due to a disability. In the aforementioned instances, only 1 legal parent or guardian or visitor will be permitted.
New patient paperwork can be completed online prior to your initial appointment. Should you be unable or unwilling to complete your paperwork online, we require that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
Your initial appointment will consist of a comprehensive oral evaluation, thorough review of health history, review of radio-graphic images followed by an explanation of your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed on the same day as the evaluation, but is at the discretion of the surgeon. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan usually requires a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. No patient will ever be sedated the day of the initial evaluation.
Please assist us by providing the following information by the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any applicable x-rays.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical and/or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms and copy or original cards along with a government issued form of identification. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at EVERY visit.
A preoperative evaluation and examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays you may request that they forward them to our office. You may also hand carry a copy of your radiographs. If additional films are necessary they can be taken at our facility.