Callier Clinic Reopens through Phased Approach
The Callier Center is committed to the health and safety of all. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to provide care for our patients through telehealth visits while closely monitoring and adhering to government guidelines. Now that Texas is allowed to reopen services, we are pleased to announce our plan for reopening the Callier clinic in Dallas and Richardson through a phased approach as follows.
Phased Reopening Plan
Audiology Services Resume on Monday, May 11 by appointment only:
- In-person audiology appointments for cochlear implant services and hearing and balance services will resume on Monday, May 11 by appointment only.
- Hearing aid walk-in clinic and drop off services are available by appointment only with our hearing aid technician. Hearing aid cleanings, services, and/or repairs may be scheduled by calling (972) 883-3103. If necessary, a referral to your audiologist for an appointment will be made.
Telehealth Services Continue:
We will continue to provide care through telehealth appointments. Through these virtual visits, our speech-language pathologists can provide therapy services, and our audiologists can discuss symptoms and determine treatment options.
Request an In-Person or Telehealth Appointment:
- All clinical group programs are canceled until further notice.
- All 2020 summer camps are canceled.
Health & Safety Protocols
Face Coverings: We ask that patients and staff wear face coverings (masks) as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recommends that face coverings:
- fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- be secured with ties or ear loops
- include multiple layers of fabric
- allow for breathing without restriction
- be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
- At this time, only patients and staff are allowed in the center. For children or patients that require a family member, one adult may accompany the patient to the appointment.
- We encourage physical distancing by limiting the number of patients in the building at one time. Patients may wait in their cars or outside the main entrance for their appointments. A staff member will contact the patient by phone call or text message when the provider is ready.
- Anyone who enters the building including patients and family members, clinicians and staff will complete a temperature screening with a noncontact infrared thermometer at reception.
- Those with a temperature over 99.6° F will need to return home and reschedule the appointment.
Cleaning and Sanitization:
- Between each patient encounter, the room, chairs, and instruments are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with medical-grade disinfecting solutions.
- We maintain stringent hand-washing techniques before and after each patient.
- Providers and staff members will use protective gear including masks and gloves.