Middlesex Health is now performing elective outpatient surgeries. The decision to resume these procedures was made because we believe it is safe to do so, and we have implemented safety procedures that go above and beyond even our everyday commitment to safety and cleanliness.
Every step we take as we resume elective surgery is in line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Pre-Procedure COVID-19 Testing
All patients who are scheduled for a procedure at Middlesex Health will be tested for COVID-19 approximately five days before surgery. One of our navigators will contact you to schedule this test.
Between your test and your surgery, you will be asked to limit potential exposure to the coronavirus as much as possible.
What if my pre-procedure test shows I have COVID-19?
If you test positive for COVID-19 and your surgery is purely elective, your health care provider will contact you directly. We will postpone your procedure for two weeks or until your surgeon believes it is safe for you to have surgery.
If your surgery is urgent or an emergency, it can still take place, and our staff will take extra precautions to protect you, our other patients and our providers.