Our patient’s and staff’s safety, ease of mind, and comfort are paramount. DCA continues with CDC, state, and local guidelines for enhanced sanitation and processes to ensure we are safely providing exceptional patient care.
That’s why we’ve introduced a safer and hassle-free registration experience for efficient appointments that are as contactless as possible. Take a look at the 7 steps to take advantage of online registration and express check-in at DCA.
We kindly ask that all patients comply with the following at your appointment:
Face mask required: Everyone is required to wear a mask during their visit.
Temperature check required: Temperature checks are required upon entering a DCA lobby before your exam.
Follow DCA team member direction: Please follow directions from our team members and have patience as we work through new operational procedures to keep everyone safe.
Notice: Screening mammograms for women receiving COVID Vaccine
Some women who receive the COVID vaccine develop a temporary normal reaction – benign swollen lymph nodes under the arm, on the same side as the vaccine injection, which can show up in mammograms and other imaging tests. This temporary reaction can be mistaken for breast cancer and having a mammogram soon after the vaccination may cause unnecessary worry. DCA is following recommended guidelines for scheduling screening mammograms for women who have received the COVID vaccine.
Screening mammograms are important for your health. If you have concerns or questions, speak with your physician for guidance.
NEW screening mammogram appointments
- During scheduling, you will be asked: have you received the vaccine, and what was the date?
- All screening mammogram patients will be scheduled 4 weeks after the second dose or first (if only one dose is required).
NEW diagnostic mammogram, and breast ultrasound appointments
- A diagnostic mammogram or breast US can be scheduled. The 4-week rule does not apply.
Already have a mammogram or breast ultrasound appointment?
- Appointments will be kept as scheduled. If you have recently been vaccinated, notify our scheduling specialists and technologists.
Scheduling Prescreening Questions: Additional questions may be asked.
- Have you had a COVID swab, rapid, or PCR test?
- Date of a positive test result
- Do you think or know that you ever had COVID-19 symptoms?
- Have you had contact with a known COVID-19 person within 14 days?
- Fever or chills (99.5 degrees or higher is considered a fever)
- New acute cough not previously diagnosed
- New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing not previously diagnosed
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
If a patient meets two or more of the conditions above, the patient may be referred back to the ordering physician for further instructions.
Safety Measures In Place:
DCA continues to monitor and follow the CDC, state, and local departments.
- Scheduling pre-screening
- Online registration and contact-free check-in for social distancing
- Wait in the car until exam time
- Limiting visitors that can accompany the patient to required aides
- Enhanced sanitation and cleaning procedures in between every patient
- Our team is receiving ongoing briefings and enhanced operating protocols
- Increased frequency of cleaning public areas (including lobbies, elevators, door handles, public bathrooms, etc.) with the use of a medical-grade disinfectant
- All team members check their temperatures before work and are wearing masks during operating hours and continue to follow proper handwashing and use of hand sanitizers
- Continuous training of our entire organization on all aspects of infectious disease and safety
- Any team member who is possibly contagious is required to stay at home
Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.