Service changes

HonorHealth has made some service changes due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). More information for each service area is listed below:

Affected services (in alphabetical order)


Bariatric

Services

  • Follow-up and medical weight loss appointments have been moved to virtual consultations.

Events

  • Online seminars are available.
    • If you complete the seminar and submit the patient packet, we will call you to schedule an initial consultation.
  • In-person seminars are canceled through August 31.
  • One-week post-op classes are being held in-person at Brady Conference Center and are being kept to 10 people or fewer per class.
  • Four-month post-op classes and support groups are canceled.
  • To support you in your recovery, HonorHealth offers a Facebook support group where you can interact with other bariatric surgery patients and staff, as well as post questions, comments or feedback. This site is available to all registered Honor Health bariatric surgery patients, both pre- and post-surgery.

Cancer and Hematology

Services

  • Follow-up patients with scheduled appointments will be contacted to reschedule with a virtual visit. 
  • Patients and visitors coming to any VGPCCN practice location will be screened upon entering.
    • Patients seeing a doctor for an in-person visit will be allowed to be accompanied by one caregiver/visitor. The caregiver must be between the ages of 18 and 65. If the patient is having chemotherapy following the doctor visit, the caregiver/visitor will be asked to wait in the waiting room or a safe waiting area of the caregiver's choosing (e.g., wait in the car).
    • Infusion Centers (Osborn and Glendale): Only patients will be allowed into the infusion area; no visitors.
  • Limited to essential* appointments
    • Genetic counseling
    • Nutritional counseling
    • Tina's Treasures

Events

Canceled or postponed:

  • Support Group
  • Mind-Body-Spirit activities

Diabetes

  • The Diabetes Center is temporarily closed.

Gastroenterology

  • Closed for in-person appointments.
  • All currently scheduled in-person appointments will be re-scheduled or conducted over the telephone.

Heart and Vascular

  • Elective procedures resumed May 1, including office-based procedures like vein ablations. 
  • Virtual visits and in-office appointments are available. Patients who come into the office will be screened for symptoms.
  • In-office testing (echocardiograms, stress tests, etc.) has resumed. Patients will be screened for symptoms.
  • Cardiac rehabilitation locations are currently closed.
  • Congenital heart disease services are postponed until further notice.

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Neuroscience

Services

  • In-person and virtual appointments are available.
  • Elective procedures: EEGs, EMGs, and autonomic testing resumed on June 3.
  • New patients will be assessed based on urgency and called for consultation and next steps.
  • Most Spine services and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation appointments are virtual visits. 
    • Exceptions include injections, new complaints and new patient appointments.
    • Limited appointments are available for in-person visits.

Outpatient Therapy Services

To schedule, please call 480-882-4934.

  • A limited number of patient visits are being offered at the South Tempe and West Union Hills locations. 
  • The following clinics are open:
    • John C. Lincoln
    • Osborn
    • Thompson Peak
    • Spine Center
    • Anthem 
    • Glendale
    • Tatum
    • Deer Valley

Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Services

  • All elective testing (sleep studies, pulmonary function tests, CT scans, VQ scans, etc.) are suspended.
  • When available, compromised or at-risk patients can utilize virtual visits.

Sleep Health Center

  • The Sleep Health Center is conducting in-lab sleep studies.
  • It is continuing to schedule Home Sleep Apnea Tests. A physician will call you to review your results and provide guidance on care.

Women and Infants

  • See current visitor restrictions. Labor and Delivery will be restricted to one support person and one certified doula. Both will be screened and badged. Read our doula guidelines.

Services

  • We have resumed screening mammograms and DEXAs. 
  • Essential Touch Spa is closed until further notice.

Events

  • Prenatal tours are suspended indefinitely. Online tours are available:
  • Postpartum Depression, Child Loss, and Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Groups will be conducted virtually. View the schedule.
  • In-person prenatal classes are canceled until further notice. View our virtual class schedule.
  • Safe Sitter classes are canceled until further notice.
  • Osteoporosis: Canceled until August.
  • Heart of a Woman: Canceled through August.
  • Moms on the Move is canceled until further notice (Osborn and Shea).

Wound Care Services

Services

  • In-office visits are limited to essential only

*Essential is defined as meaning without this service the patient's health will be significantly impacted.

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