Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19 Update 5/8/2020

We are pleased to announce that we will resume performing all imaging tests and interventional radiology procedures on May 18th. Walk in X-rays and same-day mammogram appointments are also available. Added precautions remain in place to protect patients and staff. Tests are spaced to give adequate times between patients for thorough disinfection of equipment. Patients will be screened during scheduling and again when arriving at the entrance of all facilities for symptoms of COVID-19, and those exhibiting symptoms will not be permitted entry. Additionally, anyone who enters must fill out an ATD form. These precautions will remain in place for the foreseeable future to ensure your safety.

If you have questions or would like more information, please call us at 858-658-6500.


COVID-19 Update 4/24/2020

We are looking forward to hopefully welcoming patients back for non-essential Imaging exams soon! The health and safety of our patients and our staff continues to be our absolute top priority, especially during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented a number of measures to make sure we keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. That includes screening patients for Coronavirus symptoms before they come into our center and screening our staff daily as they report to work. We are cleaning equipment between every patient, as well as cleaning and sanitizing all common surfaces throughout the day. We have also upgraded our HVAC filters. We are limiting the number of patients scheduled in the waiting room to ensure proper social distancing in compliance with San Diego County guidelines. We are also requiring all patients and staff members to wear a face mask. We appreciate everyone’s help to flatten the curve during this unprecedented time. We want you to have peace of mind that you are safe to come in and see us.


COVID-19 Update 4/16/2020

In accordance with County of San Diego guidelines, we are asking all patients to use some form of face covering when visiting our facilities. The covering does not need to be a mask, we just ask that patients use a face covering. We will provide a mask if a patient arrives without a face covering.


COVID-19 Update 3/31/2020

We recommend that non-essential exams be deferred until after May 15th, as well as non-urgent exams for patients over 65.

Non-essential exams include:

  • Screening mammography/tomosynthesis
  • Screening breast MRI
  • Screening breast ultrasound
  • HSG
  • DEXA bone density
  • CT colonography
  • Low-dose CT lung screening
  • CT calcium scoring
  • CT bone mineral density
  • PET/CT brain
  • Nuc Med thyroid uptake
  • Nuc med thyroid metsurvey
  • Nuc med datscan
  • Nuc med gastric empty

If you are already scheduled for one of these tests, please contact us to reschedule. If you are not yet scheduled for one of these tests but would like to, call us and we will schedule you as soon as possible.

For a list of our locations and the times each is open, please visit our locations page.


Your health and safety are our top priorities

COVID-19 Update 3/25/2020

As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, IHS is not performing Chest X-ray or Chest CT in the screening of patients with suspected COVID-19.


COVID-19 Update 3/24/2020

Social Distancing guidelines are now in place to help keep our patients and staff healthy and safe.

  • All patient waiting room chairs are 6 feet apart to ensure separation from non-family members
  • Patient waiting room line to front desk will be marked with 6-foot distance increments while waiting
  • We are limiting the number of people in the waiting room to ensure social distancing is met
  • Ensure hand sanitizer and tissues are available for patients
  • There won’t be any magazines in the waiting areas
  • If waiting room capacity is beyond the amount to ensure social distancing, then cell phone numbers will be collected from patients who will be asked to wait in their cars
  • Pens are being wiped down after each use

COVID-19 Update 3/20/2020

We recommend that non-essential exams be deferred for at least 1 month, as well as non-urgent exams for patients over 65.

Non-essential exams include:

  • Screening mammography/tomosynthesis
  • Screening breast MRI
  • Screening breast ultrasound
  • HSG
  • DEXA bone density
  • CT colonography
  • Low-dose CT lung screening
  • CT calcium scoring
  • CT bone mineral density
  • PET/CT brain
  • Nuc Med thyroid uptake
  • Nuc med thyroid metsurvey
  • Nuc med datscan
  • Nuc med gastric empty

If you are already scheduled for one of these tests, please contact us to reschedule. If you are not yet scheduled for one of these tests but would like to, call us and we will schedule you as soon as possible.

For a list of our locations and the times each is open, please visit our locations page.


COVID-19 Update 3/13/2020

At IHS, we’re working hard to protect our patients and staff from COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). You can be confident that we’ve taken all the necessary steps to reduce the chances of disease transmission at our centers through patient interaction with our staff and imaging equipment.

We have an infection control team that is actively monitoring the situation and helping us to update our processes as needed. Our scheduling team and front desk staff are screening patients by asking questions that could identify risk both when they call for appointment and again when they check in at the front desk.

We are also using guidelines recommended by the CDC:

  • We have increased the number of times that our centers are cleaned and thoroughly disinfected.
  • We have implemented strict guidelines on the use of personal hygiene measures, such as hand washing after every patient interaction, and the use of alcohol based hand sanitizers.
  • We are offering barrier protection masks to high-risk patients.
  • We educate our staff on a regular basis about ways to protect our patients and themselves from contracting this virus.
  • We are working with our cleaning staff to ensure the proper use of medical grade cleaning materials, as well as providing all equipment and supplies necessary to ensure proper disinfection.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety, and IHS will continue to stay updated through the CDC and other local health department agencies and do our utmost to help you stay safe and healthy.

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