Services Update | Covid-19
As more women get vaccinated against COVID-19, some may develop swollen lymph nodes under their arm on the same side as their vaccine injection. Axillary lymphadenopathy or axillary adenopathy is the medical term referring to the change in size and consistency of lymph nodes in the armpit, also called the axilla. This is a normal immune response to a vaccine. The swollen lymph nodes usually return to normal on their own in a few days or weeks. Learn more: What You Need to Know About Mammograms and the COVID-19 Vaccine.
As the impact of the COVID-19 virus continues to unfold, we understand there may be confusion around your medical care during this time. First and foremost, we want to assure you that we are here, working with other healthcare providers in our community, to take care of our patients.
Providing safe, high quality care continues to be our #1 priority. We are following the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and American College of Radiology to evaluate the needs of our patients, staff, community and healthcare providers.
In order to best serve our community, we are announcing some important updates to our services:
- Updated Visitor Policy: In order to comply with the governor’s COVID guidelines, only patients will be allowed to enter our clinics. Unless it is medically necessary for a patient to be accompanied by a healthy family member or caregiver, all visitors will be required to wait outside the clinic to minimize the risk of exposure to the virus. (Please note: At this time, OB Ultrasound patients will be allowed to have one healthy visitor accompany them to their appointment.)
- Symptomatic X-ray Site: We will only be seeing symptomatic patients (experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath) for urgent X-ray and at our Symptomatic X-ray Site location in Puyallup. We will be requiring patients and visitors to wear a mask throughout their visit at this facility. We will continue to see patients without respiratory symptoms or fever at most TRA and DINW locations.
- During this time, we will be asking all patients some additional screening questions at the time of scheduling their appointments. Screening questions will be asked again upon arrival to our imaging centers, and we will be taking temperatures using temporal thermometers.
- We ask that you alert us immediately if you have an appointment and have tested positive for COVID-19 so we can reschedule your appointment for a later date.
These precautions are for your added safety and peace of mind. We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause you. Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.
Please call our Scheduling Team with questions about your appointment or to reschedule your exam.
TRA Scheduling: 253-761-4200
DINW Scheduling: 253-841-4353