COVID-19 Safety at BAP

Staff:

Staff are screened for fever and COVID-19 symptoms before every shift. Masks are worn at all times and eye protection (face shields or safety goggles) are worn when in 'contact' with all patients (i.e. when less than 6 feet apart). Additionally, staff have been trained in additional safety practices.

Facilities:

All treatments chairs and areas are immediately disinfected with COVID-19 killing products that are EPA approved after every use. Currently, we are using 'Rejuvenate', a medical grade hydrogen peroxide. We have a minimum of one air purifier beside each chair. All frequently touched surfaces are sanitized regularly. Our group room has two additional large capacity air purifiers, a total of six air purifiers in a 1,000 sqft room. Chairs in the group room spaced spaced to ensure 20' distance (nose to nose).

 

Patients:

Patients must agree to our COVID-19 policies prior to every appointment. *You will receive an intake survey by email 36 hours prior to each appointment. Please help us by filling this out promptlyWe are screening for fever and other symptoms before allowing patients into the clinic. Everyone is required to wear a mask, covering their nose and mouth, at all times. See requirements for masks below. You will be asked to use our hand sanitizer upon arrival.

We use universal precautions which means that we treat everyone as a high risk patient. However, if you have any symptoms such as cough, fever, new loss of smell or taste, if you have potentially been exposed, and certainly if know or suspect you may have the virus do not come to BAP. Please call your health care provider or your local health department.

*If you are immunocompromised call your doctor or medical provider to find out what their recommendations are for you.

BAP COVID-19 POLICY

Until further notice, we can not give you acupuncture if you have any of the following symptoms. Even if you are congested or sneezing from allergies or coughing from a non-contagious condition like asthma. If you have active allergies, accompanied by sneezing/coughing, consider booking an ear clinic appointment or telehealth session where we can give you acupressure tools for at-home use and herbal recommendations. Thank you for your understanding. 

Know the Red-Flag Symptoms of COVID-19

  • fever, chills, chills with shaking

  • runny, congested nose

  • cough, shortness of breath

  • sore throat

  • muscle pain, body aches

  • recent loss of smell or taste

  • recent fatigue or weakness

  • recent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Mask Policy

All patients and visitors are required to wear masks over their nose and mouth when entering the building and during the duration of their visit at BAP. Masks must be:

  • commercially produced WITHOUT valves, or

  • home made with a minimum of TWO layers of fabric 

 

Bandanas, scarves , and gaiters are not acceptable. Patients arriving without masks will be turned away. Patients are required to bring their own masks because BAP can not guarantee a consistent supply and because patients would have to enter the clinic without a mask were they to rely on us to provide them. If you are unable to wear a mask due to medical reasons, are coughing or sneezing for any reason, or are booking for a child who can not wear a mask, please book a Telehealth session.

OTHER NEW POLICIES TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE

Distance: Observe social/physical distancing practices inside the clinic and while waiting outside for your practitioner.

Hands: Use our hand sanitizer upon entering the clinic. Avoid touching your face.

Promptness: Please arrive on time. We are screening every patient, disinfecting every chair, and sanitizing our hands and surfaces like crazy. We do not have time to accommodate late patients at this time.

Arrive Fed & HydratedWe no longer provide snacks or water. This is a great time for you to practice self-care!

Acupuncture Hours

Mon   2:30-5:10

Tues  10:30-1:10

Wed   2:30-5:10

Fri    10:30-5:10

Sat   10:30-5:10

Sun  10:30-1:10

Telehealth Hours

Mon   2-4

Tues   10-12

Wed   11-1

1700 Shattuck Ave, 

Berkeley CA 94709

 info@bapnap.com    

(510) 845-1100     

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