Our COVID-19 policies change periodically to adhere to state and federal guidelines.
Last Updated: September, 2021
For your visit at DrSnip, please note the following and see below for details
- We require proof of vaccination or a negative PCR COVID-19 test to enter our clinic.
- A fresh surgical mask must be worn at all times while in the clinic and is not to be removed, even if you are alone in the room.
- Previous patients: please refer to our Semen Testing page to see our related COVID-19 policies and current testing schedule.
Below are our current guidelines for scheduling an appointment with DrSnip and visiting our clinic. Note that we may make exceptions to these guidelines under extenuating circumstances.
Vaccination or Negative Test Requirement:
We currently require all patients to be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their appointment.
We require, at minimum, the first dose of a CDC-approved vaccine at least fourteen (14) days before the scheduled appointment date. If you meet this criterion, you do not need to get a COVID-19 test before your appointment.
For patients who have not yet been vaccinated, we require a negative test within 72 hours of the scheduled appointment date.
We only accept results from PCR tests administered by a healthcare professional. Results from Liver Function Tests (LFT), antibody, or other forms of COVID-19 rapid tests will not be accepted.
Be sure the test is taken within 72 hours of the scheduled appointment, and the results are available in time. Free testing sites around Washington can be found here.
Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test
Proof of vaccination or negative PCR COVID-19 test result can be uploaded to our secure File Upload Portal. Alternatively, you can present this to staff on the day of your appointment.
Patients must not enter the clinic if they have developed a fever, cough, or symptoms characteristic of COVID-19 or have had exposure to persons suspected of having COVID-19 or its symptoms. This helps us protect and best serve all people in our clinic environment.
Your appointment will be canceled if you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms on your appointment day. Symptoms may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, the new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of the appointment date, please call us. If we need to reschedule the appointment, we will waive all cancellation fees, and we will provide you with an up-to-date insurance quote before your rescheduled appointment.
We ask that you not travel 14 days prior to your appointment. If you will have travelled in the two weeks leading up to your appointment, please call us to discuss your situation.
On the Day of Your Appointment:
When you arrive for your appointment, give us a call to check in with our receptionist. We will ask that you wait in your car until we are ready to receive you in the clinic. Please do not enter until our receptionist asks you to do so.
While you are in your car, we will complete a COVID-19 symptom and travel screening questionnaires.
Entering the Clinic
You are required to enter the clinic alone. Drivers and family members are encouraged to relax in the car or otherwise occupy themselves during your visit. Ask your driver to be ready to pick you up when you call them after your procedure.
Once you enter, we will ask you to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer available at the front desk. We will also give you a new mask to wear for the duration of your visit. This is to protect you, other patients, and our personnel.
We will collect any fee estimated for your visit and review your insurance and personal identification. We will then show you to a private room where your procedure will take place. We ask you to keep your mask on even when no one else is in the room.
If despite our recommendations, your partner must accompany you, they will be allowed to come into the procedure room and remain with you throughout your visit as long as they follow our COVID-19 policies above. No other individuals are permitted into the clinic. For example, if your wife and children accompany you and your wife plans to join you, please bring another adult to watch your children.
If you have a serious or chronic health condition, you may wish to reschedule your appointment. Examples of such conditions include lung disease, heart disease, severe obesity, diabetes, and immunodeficiency. People with these conditions are cautioned to pay special attention to social distancing in the interest of protecting themselves.