COVID-19 Office Policy
  1. If you have had a fever, chills, or cough or if you have been exposed to someone with known COVID-19 within the past two weeks, we ask that you postpone your appointment and see your doctor for testing. If you see your doctor and get a note, there will be no loss of your deposit for postponing.
  2. Our staff and doctors will be wearing masks for YOUR protection.
  3. High-touch areas in our office (door knobs, light switches, reception desk, chair arms) are sanitized twice per day.
  4. Our policy is to assume that you are positive (but not yet symptomatic), with virus in your breath and on your hands.
  5. You and your partner must bring and wear a mask  for OUR protection and that of other patients. Homemade masks are fine. The CDC recommendations are HERE.  If you bring children, your partner must stay outside with them.
  6. Upon entering the office, the receptionist will give you hand sanitizer to kill virus on your hands so that everything you touch remains clean. Then you will sign your registration sheet and consent, pay the balance of your vasectomy fee, and receive a scrotal support (athletic supporter).
  7. In the bathroom, take off your pants and under shorts, apply the scrotal support with the pouch in the front, and then put your undershorts and pants back on over it. Then wash your hands with soap and water.
  8. While waiting for your vasectomy, please distance yourself 6 feet from other patients in the waiting room or step outside the office until called. If you step outside, please use our hand sanitizer when you return.
  9. After your vasectomy, you will be given some of OUR hand sanitizer. But consider the main door latch (inside and out) to be positive with virus left on it by other men entering the office, and use YOUR hand sanitizer when you return to your car.

Semen Specimen Evaluation: Staff is in the office M-F, 9-4, to evaluate semen specimens for men who have had vasectomies and reversals. Outside our door are instructions to call 813-536-1430 when you arrive, leave the specimen in a little bin attached to the door, and our staff will evaluate the specimen RIGHT AWAY, then call you with an immediate answer. Easy enough!

Thank you,
John Curington and Doug Stein, MDs