Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Tri-County Orthopedics' Patients
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 the hours of 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.
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.
- We are only allowing one family member to accommodate minors or those patients in need of assistance for ambulation.
- 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/prevention.html