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During this COVID-19 outbreak, Centennial Surgery Center has been working to carefully provide the safest possible care to our patients, many of whom require specialized care.

For all patients and their caregivers: Please know that your health, safety, and well-being continues to be our highest priority.  

We would like to make you aware of our revised pre-procedure guidelines and our visitor policy.


Step 1: Preparing for your procedure

To help minimize the risk of asymptomatic spread of coronavirus during your procedure we ask that you:

  • As per NJDOH guidelines all patients, unless fully vaccinatedare required to have a COVID 19 Antigen Test (Nasopharyngeal Swab) prior to their procedure, typically 3 days before. This can easily be scheduled at various convenient locations. It is important that once your COVID 19 test has been done, to “stay at home” to protect yourself from others and avoid possible exposure in the community. Fully vaccinated patients do NOT need to quarantine.

  • Follow social distancing and handwashing guidelines.  This applies to the person who will be bringing you to and from surgery as well.

  • Avoid contact with others or leaving the home as much as possible prior to surgery/procedure, if not fully vaccinated.

  • *** On the day prior to your Procedure: We want to perform your procedure in the safest possible circumstances to give you the best chance of a smooth recovery. One of our healthcare members will reach out to ask you about symptoms consistent with the virus. We are doing this as a precautionary measure so that we have all of the information we need to provide you with safe care.

  • Check for the symptoms daily prior to your procedure and notify us if you have any of the following:

    • Fever ≥ 38.0 C (100.5 F) last 24 hours    

    • New respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, respiratory distress, sore throat, chills, muscle aches, loss of taste /smell)

Step 2: Stay flexible

Your procedure is currently scheduled to proceed on the planned date and time, but we also have to be flexible to deal with any potential changes regarding the capacity of our Center and providers.  We would appreciate your understanding if things change, and in return we promise to keep you informed with up to date information with what is happening here at Centennial Surgery Center, as well as keeping your best interests at the forefront.        


Step 3: Understand what to expect the day of your procedure

Under the authority of The State of New Jersey Department of Public Health Order and CDC guidelines, we have some strict guidelines in place that you will see immediately upon arriving at our facility.


For patients with a scheduled procedure at Centennial Surgery Center -

  • If fully vaccinated, please bring your Covid vaccine card in with you.

  • Please have your designated person drop you off at the main entrance to Suite 1.

  • We can have someone meet you at the curbside to assist you if you require additional help getting into our building.

  • Upon entering our facility, you will be health screened by one of our kind healthcare members in the lobby.

  • As an extra layer of protection, you will notice our entire staff will be wearing surgical masks.  You will be offered a new mask to wear for your safety. Masks must be worn regardless of vaccine status.

  • You will then be directed to the main lobby to be checked in and sign the appropriate paperwork.

  • Please be sure to include the contact information of your designed point person.

  • As soon as the clinical team is ready for you, they will escort you up to our pre-op area.

  • Our staff will keep your designated point person informed of your progress.

  • After you have been fully recovered, our clinical staff will review all your discharge instructions to help ensure a safe recovery at home. Your designated point person can be present during this process, if necessary.

Please know we genuinely care about you and will do everything we can to provide you with the safest and best possible care experience.   If you have any questions or concerns prior to that day, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 856-874-0790 ext.115.   

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