Okinawa Chiropractic Center 411-1 Ihei, Chatan Dai-Ichi Touwa Bldg Suite #4

Regarding the COVID-19 Situation

Measures toward Mitigating

Before making an appointment, we ask that you review our general policies and terms regarding no-shows and late cancellations. You must accept these during the booking process.
But, optionally, you can review them here before proceeding.

 

What can we do about protecting our clients and ourselves?


What We Are Doing

The 2019-20 outbreak of nCOVID/nCORVID-SARS has taken the entire world by surprise. It seems that every day brings us new information and novel measures to prevent spread.


At OCC, we have always employed methods which diminish the chances of cross-infection. Yet, to many, these usual and customary methods may seem suddenly inadequate in the face of 'Social Distancing' guidelines and a highly communicable outbreak. And, while we cannot guarantee that it will never happen; We have taken every reasonable step to help prevent cross-contamination.


Shortly after the discovery of several local cases of 'nCOVID-19', we implemented enhanced measures to increase distancing (by time) and sanitation measures in our offices.


Therefore, we have taken it upon ourselves to enact additional measures which seek to ensure client separation and enhance our own sanitation practices. These include more frequent hand washing, use of sanitizer gel, and more deeply clearing contact surfaces between clients.


Until further notice, all chiropractic appointments will be scheduled in thirty-minute blocks. This is to provide more than adequate time for the service, checkout and the extra time required for "clearing" the office before the next client arrives.


"Clearing" consists of the usual act of sanitizing contact surfaces, allowing ample time for re-ionizing of the air as well as other measures to provide a safe and clean atmosphere for our clients.


To assist us in maintaining a safe and peaceful environment for all of our clients, we ask that you follow some very simple-but-vastly-important guidelines and modified practices:


  • Clients are asked to 'Come Alone'. Please do not enter the clinic unless you actually have an appointment. Family and friends are asked to wait outside.

  • Please do not enter the clinic more than two-or-three minutes prior to your appointment time. We need to ensure as much as possible that clients do not 'bump against' one another.

  • If you are not feeling well, especially if you have symptoms of fever, chills, or persistent sneeze or coughing... DO NOT enter the clinic under ANY circumstances. We cannot assist with these health issues and are NOT equipped to in any event.

  • If you are paying by credit or debit card, you will be asked to 'dip' your own card. We will no longer touch client cards ourselves. For added safety and convenience, it is suggested to prepay for your appointment using the online system.

  • All linens used at OCC are and have ALWAYS been, washed in anti-microbial solutions and GAS-HEAT dried at HIGH temperatures.

  • Cash payment is still accepted and appreciated. Understand that any change will be returned from the general till. We don't know how to safely sanitize currency notes.

  • Due to the current situation, the practice of 'social manners' is evolving at a record pace. So, to make our clients more comfortable, staff will likely be wearing masks to minimize vapor transfer. Additionally, many may find the lowered office temperature slightly uncomfortable. The drier air produced by air conditioning also helps prevent the spread. Also, this ensures that the built-in ionizer is operating at all times.

If, in your opinion, you find these measures to be inadequate; Please consider postponing your appointment until after the current crisis has passed. If you have any questions regarding this policy or any of our services, please use the contact form available HERE.