Stevens Community Medical Center announced a number of changes effective Monday, May 4 which it says will allow them to provide more patient care in as safe an environment as possible.

Primary care providers will begin having regular weekly schedules although on a reduced number of days each week. They are staggering the days that providers are in clinic to reduce the number of patients coming into the building on any given day. If demand for appointments is high SCMC will increase the number of days each provider is in clinic.

Specialists such as General Surgery, Dermatology, Podiatry, Optometry, and Orthopedics will also open up scheduled appointment times as demand dictates.

They are also reserving appointments before 10 a.m. for patients 65 and older. This will allow this group of patients which are at higher risk from COVID-19 to be cared for in the clinic before the rest of the community comes into the building.

With an uncertain timeframe for when the pandemic will end, SCMC said it will continue to adapt and adjust as needed to provide for all medical needs while remaining vigilant to the threat of COVID-19.

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