I have an appointment scheduled at Tri-County Orthopedics, should I keep it?
If you have a first postoperative or follow-up appointment requiring x-rays, casting, or pain management, we suggest you keep the appointment unless our office contacts you otherwise. If you have a non-urgent follow-up appointment, we will likely contact you to arrange a telemedicine appointment or to reschedule at a later date when there is less risk of COVID-19 exposure in public places.
If you have any high-risk factors for COVID-19 infection, we suggest you reschedule. These include:
- You have fever, cough, shortness of breath
- You are immunocompromised
- You have recently been exposed to someone with a known COVID-19 infection
- You are over the age of 65
What offices are open?
All locations are seeing a limited number of patients. For directions or address information, please visit our Locations page.
I have a new injury. Can I be evaluated at Tri-County Orthopedics?
We have practitioners available 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and practitioners on call 24/7 to address any acute musculoskeletal needs. As of Saturday, June 6th, our Walk-In Clinic will resume with hours Monday — Thursday as well as Saturday. Please check our Walk-In Clinic page for hours of availability as they may change or call (973) 538-2334 and we can help facilitate an appointment.
I wanted a second opinion for a non-urgent injury.
Some of our practitioners can perform new patient consultations through a telemedicine appointment. This will require a scheduled remote appointment, but you may need to drop off any imaging studies (X-rays, MRIs, CT scans) at our office for the practitioner to review. Please call our office to see if you are a candidate for a telemedicine appointment at (973) 538-2334.
Do you have appointments available other than in person?
Yes. We are available for telephone follow-ups as well as Orthopedic Telemedicine appointments. Click here for more details.
I have an elective surgery scheduled, will it still happen as scheduled?
As of Friday, March 27th, Governor Murphy has suspended all elective surgeries until further notice. There are still some surgeries that are considered non-elective such as fractures, infections, and tendon injuries that would lead to poor outcomes if significantly delayed that will be performed. We have no specific timetable for when elective surgery will resume. Once the ban is lifted, we will plan on accommodating all patients by rescheduling at their convenience.
We understand many of our patients have planned around these scheduled surgeries and may have questions about their condition and timing of surgery. If you have questions, please reach out to your surgeon at (973) 538-2334.
What precautions is Tri-County Orthopedics taking to protect me during my visit?
We care about the safety of our patients and staff and have taken the following actions:
- Patients are required to wear face coverings and all of our staff members are wearing face masks.
- All staff has been reminded of proper hygiene, and rooms are cleaned between patient appointments.
- Patients experiencing flu-like symptoms or that have any high-risk factors for COVID-19 are being rescheduled.
- To prevent over-crowding in our waiting room, we are asking some patients to wait in the car until they are ready to be seen.
- All locations are seeing a limited number of patients.
- We are transitioning to an online health entry format to reduce exchange of paper handouts.
- For minors or patients in need of assistance for ambulation, only one family member is permitted to join. For all other patients, we ask that you attend your appointment alone.
- Telemedicine appointments are available for new and existing patients.
- We are available for injury management and urgent surgical procedures.
For more information, please read about our safety measures.
Do I need to wear a mask during my visit?
Yes, we are asking patients to wear a mask when visiting our offices and providers. Acceptable masks include any covering such as a medical mask, a cloth mask, or a homemade mask from a bandana or handkerchief. This request is abiding by the CDC recommendation that any person entering a public space or within close contact of another person should be wearing a mask. For additional information regarding the CDC’s guidelines, please use the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/preventio...