Birdsong Traditional Medicine

acupuncture and wellness clinic

148 Waterman St
Ground Level
Providence RI

(401) 743-9533

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Our Safety Protocols for COVID-19

Everyone is required to wear a mask to enter the clinic, regardless of their vaccination status.

Before the appointments:

  • If a patient has symptoms of COVID-19 or have a high possibility of exposure to the virus, they will be asked to reschedule. Symptoms include: recent loss of taste or smell, persistent coughs, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, muscle or body aches, runny nose or stuffy nose, headache, fatigue, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fever at or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

At the appointment:

  • Mask wearing & hand sanitizing are required to enter the clinic. The hand sanitizer dispenser is installed in the foyer. If patients don’t have a mask or any appropriate face covering, we will have masks available for purchase.
  • Upon arrival, all patients will have their temperature taken outside or in the foyer. If their temperature is 100°F or higher, the appointment will be rescheduled with no cancellation fee.
  • The waiting area is not utilized (for now), so we ask no accompaniment or visitor, except for patients needing assistance or a guardian, in which case we will follow the same protocols as we do with all patients. The acupuncturist and staff must wear masks at all times.

Other protocols:

  • Appointments are staggered, to allow for thorough cleaning and disinfecting, and to avoid overlaps of patients in the common area.
  • All touch surfaces are sanitized between appointments with an appropriate disinfectant (we currently use Force of Nature - a toxic chemical free EPA registered disinfectant), and there is a HEPA air filter running at all times in each treatment room, as well as in the reception area.
  • All linens are changed between appointments. Linens are washed with high-heat water & detergent.
  • The water dispenser is not available at this time.
  • Acupuncturist & all staff will take COVID-19 testing in the event that there is: a) a known exposure, b) development of symptoms in the household, c) travel outside of RI.

If you have any concerns or questions about our protocols, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us : 401-743-9533

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in our effort to keep everyone safe.