IMPORTANT: Per CDC guidelines and State mandates, masks must be worn in all ONS facilities. ONS Covid Policy>
After you’ve scheduled your appointment, you will receive a confirmation text or email. Click the link in the email to complete your registration form. New patients will also fill out a medical history form.
COVID-19 screening for all patients:
Please note that due to Covid-19, patients should come alone to their visit unless they need physical assistance.
If you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms, please wait to schedule an appointment until you are symptom-free or have had a negative COVID-19 test.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
The ONS Covid-19 policies below follow CT and NY State and CDC guidelines.
Patients Who Have Tested Positive for COVID-19
Non-emergent orthopedic or spine patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 may be seen in the practice 10 days after the onset of symptoms if they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications, and if other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving. NOTE: Loss of taste and/or smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.
Patients With Known COVID-19 Exposure
Anyone who has had close contact with someone infected by Covid-19 should wait 10 days after their last exposure to that person. Under these circumstances, patients may request a telehealth visit to evaluate their problem and determine if they should be seen on an emergent basis or be advised to go to a hospital ER.
ONS COVID-19 Travel Policy
Asymptomatic patients who have been quarantined due to recent travel outside of CT with no known exposure to Covid-19, may be seen in the practice without special approval.
Pursuant to Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 9S, anyone traveling into Connecticut from a state or territory, other than New York, New Jersey, or Rhode Island, or from a country other than the United States, is directed to self-quarantine for a 10-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state or country.
For guidance on international travel, visit the COVID-19 Travel Recommendations section of the CDC’s website.