Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear Patients & Visitors:

To limit the spread of COVID-19 and to keep the community and our patients healthy, New England Hand Associates is taking the following precautionary measures effective immediately:

  • All patients are asked to contact our office ((508) 872-7881) at least 24 hours prior to their appointment.
  • Any patient with symptoms of illness such as cough, fever, difficulty breathing, or upper respiratory symptoms must reschedule their appointment by calling (508) 872-7881.
  • Notify staff immediately if you have traveled outside the United States or have been in potential contact with a person known to have or suspected to have COVID-19.
  • At this time, only patients with urgent conditions will be given an appointment.
  • Only patients will be allowed in the office and the exam rooms.  Individuals accompanying the patients will be asked to wait in their cars.  The only exceptions will be:
    • Patients who are minors (only one parent allowed to accompany the child)
    • Interpreters
    • Caretakers for Non-ambulatory or infirmed patients requiring assistance (only one allowed)
  • Governor Baker has put a mandatory moratorium on all elective surgeries beginning Wednesday, March 18th and continuing for at least the next two to four weeks.
  • All employees at New England Hand Associates will adhere to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services community mitigation strategies related to COVID-19.
  • CDC has identified older adults and those who have serious chronic medical conditions as high risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.  Please notify our staff immediately if you wish to reschedule your appointment to a later date.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit CDC website, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Thank you for your understanding and compliance to these limitations as we work together to ensure the highest level of health and safety for our patients, staff and community!