COVID-19 Sage Neuroscience Center Clinic Updates

*Note to reader: This page was last updated on 5/12/22. For the most up to date information, please contact our office.

In-Person Visits Resume:

As pandemic restrictions ease up, Sage Neuroscience Center is now permitting in-person office visits once again. Please note that masks are still required to be seen in our clinic.

If you would still like to make a Telehealth visit, you certainly can! Learn more about remote services in our Guide to Telehealth Visits.

Ongoing Safety Measures:

At Sage, we are dedicated to the safety and ongoing care of our patients. We are continuing to take active measures to reduce the risk of exposure within the clinic.

We have a cleaning service that spends four hours cleaning our facilities at the end of every day. During the COVID-19 outbreak, we have enhanced our cleaning procedures of ensuring commonly touched surfaces are cleaned multiple times a day. We clean our patient rooms with medical-grade disinfectant after every appointment and will continue to do so meticulously. This includes therapy offices and we disinfect any items used by clients after each session. We have and encourage the use of hand sanitizer that is currently available in each public space as well.

For more information on these steps, please read the message from Dr. Sutter posted on our blog.

COVID-19 Vaccines at Sage

We now offer the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, as well as their respective boosters. Please call our Primary Care line to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect people from getting COVID-19. Adults and children may have some side effects from the vaccine, which are normal signs that their body is building protection. These side effects may affect their ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects, and allergic reactions are rare. The benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the known and potential risks.

Does Sage Primary Care Offer Testing for COVID-19?

Yes, Sage Primary Care is now offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing.

  • COVID-19 antibodies are covered but we recommend patients check with their insurance provider. Usually, this service is covered when the patient has symptoms.
  • Our cash price is $125. If the patient is not an established patient obviously we cannot bill insurance as we will not have their information. I.e. non-patients pay cash.
  • There is an age limit on testing.
  • Swabs are done in the nasal vestibule i.e. entrance to the nose. They are not the same as PCR swabs, which are advanced to the back of the throat.
  • Results should be available within 15 minutes to half an hour.

It’s important to note that these tests are not as reliable in asymptomatic individuals. For example, someone might not have symptoms but need a test to say negative for an airline flight. However, if someone has symptoms with exposure, or just plain symptoms, and wants to get checked this is a relatively reliable test.

 

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