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Each CF patient is scheduled for a visit at least every 2-3 months, and more often if needed. For each appointment, please bring your insurance information and a form of ID (such as a driver's license). We recommend that you bring a few activities for yourself or your child such as magazines, books, or a small toy. We do not have shared books or toys in our clinic due to infection control concerns.
At each visit, please expect to see most of the following team members:
Once a year, we'll perform a comprehensive health evaluation including additional tests to monitor vitamin levels, liver function, and overall health.
After each visit, you'll be given an after-visit summary with our findings and recommendations.
Our center adheres to the infection control guidelines established by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. To control infection, we require you to wear a mask while in the clinic waiting room. We also ask that you keep at least 6 ft. of distance between you and other patients.
Our clinic staff wears a new gown and gloves for each patient visit. Any staff member who has close contact with you, such as a doctor or respiratory therapist, will wear a mask. Your caregiver must wash their hands thoroughly before and after taking care of you or your family member. Please feel free to ask your caregiver when they last washed their hands. Staff use antimicrobial wipes to clean rooms between each patient.
You must wear a mask each time you go to the hospital for any labs, medical imaging, or procedure. If you are admitted to the hospital, you will be placed in reverse isolation in accordance with St. Luke’s infection control policy. This means that everyone who enters your room will wear a yellow isolation gown, mask, and gloves for your protection and your caregiver’s protection.