During the coronavirus crisis, CSI Pharmacy wants to assure our patients that we are doing everything we can to make sure that you get your infusions in a safe and timely manner.
Until further notice, all patients will be screened for exposure and signs of infection before a scheduled infusion. If you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 or develop symptoms of cough or fever, please inform the pharmacy or your nurse. CSI Pharmacy nursing staff will determine on an individual basis, possibly in consultation with your provider, if and how to proceed with care.
In addition, all nurses, whether employed directly by CSI Pharmacy or working on contract, will be screened for exposure and signs of infection on a regular basis. Nurses who have been exposed or develop symptoms will not be permitted to enter a patient’s home or provide care.
At the pharmacy, we also screen personnel, and some of our staff are working from home. Those who pack medications use gloves and spray materials with alcohol to disinfect them. This includes a wellness packet, which includes a thermometer and a small bottle of hand sanitizer, that we are sending to our home infusion patients.
Our number one goal is to make sure all patients get their infusions. Ideally, we also want to be able to keep you on your regular infusion schedule. There may be times, however, depending on how our nursing staff is affected by the virus, when we may need to ask you to be flexible in scheduling your infusions. We ask for your patience during this crisis, knowing that our highest priority is protecting you, our patients.
Social distancing policies may make it difficult for you to get your routine lab work drawn or sent for analysis. Some laboratory facilities in the community may be closed or operating on a reduced schedule. Delivery services, such as FedEx, are also not picking up specimens on weekends, creating a time delay that makes samples unfit for analysis.
CSI Pharmacy will work with patients and health care providers to obtain or schedule blood tests in a timely and safe manner that will not interfere with your infusion schedule. Again, we ask for your patience.
If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to call CSI Pharmacy 24/7/365 at 833-569-1005.