Bay Area Hyperbarics is Taking Proactive Steps to Keep Patients and Staff Healthy During this Difficult Time

By Lisa St. John, M.S. . April 24, 2020
 
Because of concerns surrounding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), Bay Area Hyperbarics would like all patients and their families to be aware of the preventative steps we are taking to reduce risk and avoid problems within our offices for our patients and staff.

We are still open to serve both new and currently active patients
We have not had any staff or patients with COVID-19 in our offices
Only essential personnel will remain on-site

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Have questions about what we are doing to promote health and safety? Call our experts

Have a conversation with our experts, to understand more about what we are doing to maintain the health and safety of our patients and staff, or to schedule an appointment.

HBOT Improves Immunity

Hyperbaric oxygen (HBOT) is an essential therapy for numerous conditions, including improving the immune system. HBOT kills bacteria and may be virucidal, in that it may protect against viruses as well. It improves overall health by boosting white blood cell function, helping repair and regrow tissue and decreasing inflammation.
 
Thus, our patients are continuing to receive the healing power of hyperbarics, and we will continue to provide health services, unless we are required by government restrictions to close.
Bay Area Hyperbarics has always been committed to maintaining the highest level of cleanliness in our offices. That said, in light of the current pandemic, we’re adding some key policies to protect the health of our patients and staff. 


Key measures we are taking

We have implemented the following policies to keep patients and staff safe:
  • Screening patients to ensure none have any flu-like symptoms
  • Asking all patients staff to remain home if they at all feel sick
  • Placing hand sanitizer throughout the office
  • Requesting patients wash their hands upon entering the office and prior to the start of their hyperbaric sessions
  • Requiring that staff wear gloves and wash hands upon entering the office and before engaging with each patient
  • Performing extra cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and areas where patients engage
  • Requiring that our staff stays home or leaves work at the first signs of illness
  • Supporting social distancing guidelines 

Additional measures you can take

We also want you to be aware of several measures you can implement to stay healthy and optimize your wellness during this time:
  • Wash your hands often, scrubbing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before rinsing
  • Regularly disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Stay home if you feel sick or show any flu-like symptoms
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your face, including your mouth, eyes and nose with your hands, especially if you have touched anything after washing your hands

We are here to help you during this difficult time. Until this threat passes, we also remain committed to supporting the wellness of our patients and staff by taking these safety precautions seriously, and offering treatments that enhance your immunity. Be well!
Lisa St. John, M.S.

Lisa St. John, M.S.

Clinic Director and Founder

Lisa is our Clinic Director and Founder. She earned her Master’s degree from Harvard University, completed a Fellowship at Stanford University, and has spent the last 30 years working in the healthcare field.

She used hyperbarics to heal her own body after a long, protracted, painful .

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We’re woman-owned and the longest running independent hyperbaric clinic in the US.

Over 20 Years Experience

Our highly experienced physicians and technicians have provided over 70,000 treatments since we opened our doors in 1998.

Pain-free. Non-invasive. Relaxing.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a painless, relaxing and non-invasive treatment. Our patients often tell us they feel relaxed and alert after their treatment.

Certified & Approved

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is approved by the American Medical Association, Medicare, the FDA, the Mayo Clinic, and insurance companies to treat a variety of conditions.

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