In accordance with updated national, state and local guidance, Hattiesburg Clinic will resume certain elective surgeries and procedures.
Last week, Governor Tate Reeves announced his “Safer at Home” order that went into effect on Monday, April 27. During the announcement, Thomas Dobbs, MD, State Health Officer, referenced the Mississippi State Department of Health’s (MSDH) new order as the guide for which types elective surgeries and procedures should be considered at this time. The types of elective surgeries and procedures that may be provided are defined by the MSDH, the Center for Disease Control, and the American College of Surgeons.
We encourage patients to communicate with their health care team so they understand the extra measures we are taking in the best interest of their safety, and the well-being of our physicians, advance practice providers, and staff during this unprecedented time. In the upcoming weeks and months, the clinic will maintain a conservative approach in opening more health care services to safely provide care for our neighbors, friends, and family.
Telehealth visits will be the priority for routine follow-up with patients.
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