We are committed to your health and safety!

Elmhurst Outpatient Surgery Center (EOSC) does not treat COVID-19 patients.

To ensure a COVID-safe care environment, EOSC continually updates and implements COVID protocols based on community prevalence and regulatory/clinical guidelines.

Current Interim COVID protocols:

  • Preoperative COVID-19 testing for all patients undergoing sedation and/or potential aerosolizing procedures.
  • Enhanced patient health status assessment including COVID-19 symptom, recent exposure and vaccination status 
  • Universal mask policy for all patients, visitors and staff 
  • Visitor limitation and social distancing
    • Visitors accompanying patients will not be allowed into the Center unless necessary to deliver care safely (i.e., parents of minor child, persons with disabilities who require special assistance or the help of a responsible person, non-English speaking individuals requiring the assistance of certified translator). Visitors will be asked to wait in the lobby or in their vehicles.
    • The facility staff will communicate and provide updated patient status using your preferred method–text or cell phone.
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Frequently Asked Questions

At this time, visitors are not allowed in the Center, unless for the exceptions noted above.

In order to promote social distancing, we are limiting visitors in the waiting room to one per patient.

Yes. All patients will have their temperature checked and answer screening questions designed to reduce risk of community spread of illness.

All staff, patients, and visitors are required to wear a mask at all times. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one upon entry to the facility.

We have established additional and special procedures for cleaning and disinfecting the entire facility with an emphasis on frequently touched areas, such as doorknobs, telephones, handrails, etc. These are in addition to the already rigorous infection control policies, procedures and practices that were in place prior to the current pandemic.

If you are ill or exhibiting COVID symptoms, please call and cancel your procedure and contact your primary care provider.