Affiliated Dermatology® provides essential healthcare services and is routinely involved in the collection, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma skin cancer and other medical skin ailments for its patients.
We are open.
As part of a critical infrastructure sector as identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Affiliated Dermatology® is an essential business as described by the State of Arizona and other government entities. Your health and safety are always our first priority and for this reason, our offices will remain open.
At AffDerm, we are taking every precaution to ensure that our offices are properly protected and sterilized. In order to safely accommodate our skin cancer and medical patients, our schedules may fluctuate depending on patient and staffing needs. We are committed to the wellness of our patients and our team, so we would like to take a moment to inform you that we are taking the necessary precautions to maintain a safe environment at our practice.
How AffDerm is being proactive.
Our team is regularly washing hands as well as disinfecting high-traffic areas (door handles, rooms, iPads, computers, etc.) multiple times a day.
- We are checking the temperatures and personal health of our staff daily.
- We are asking those staff members that are ill or exhibit signs of illness to stay home.
- We are asking guests who come with their loved ones to an appointment to wait in the lobby while the patient is in the exam room.
- We are stocking supplies to encourage mindful hand washing and sanitization, in accordance with the CDC’s suggested practices.
- We are educating employees with CDC provided data and updates.
- We are actively monitoring all public health recommendations, communications, and statistics from the CDC, the Arizona Department of Health Services, and other leading health organizations.
How you can be proactive.
To prevent the spread of illness and adhere to CDC guidelines, we respectfully ask you to stay home if:
- You experience fever, cold, or flu-like symptoms.
- You’ve recently traveled to a high-risk country.
- You’ve been exposed to someone meeting these criteria.
How we all can be proactive.
Remember to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, please take the following precautions:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid shaking hands if you feel sick or are around others that may be sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and discard it in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
For additional information on the virus please refer to the CDC website.
We are here for you.
Thank you for your support and understanding as we navigate this unique situation together as a community. Our top priority is the safety of our team, patients and their families, and we hope that you all remain healthy during this time. We are happy to assist you, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you need to schedule a medical dermatology appointment.