Southtowns Radiology is now offering all screenings at our Orchard Park and Hamburg offices. If you need to schedule your mammography, low dose CT scans for lung cancer screening, DEXA scans, and screening Ultrasound for abdominal aortic aneurysm, you can do so by calling (649-9000).
Southtowns Radiology is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays (for non-contrast studies). Our scheduling number (649-9000) remains the same.
We want to assure our patients that our employees are practicing proper hygiene and taking precautions, including disinfecting surfaces and screening patients for symptoms before entering the building. Our staff are wearing facemasks and wearing gloves during procedures.
If you were recently exposed to Coronavirus, have a fever over 100.4°, a cough, or shortness of breath, please do not enter the building. If you do have symptoms, we would be happy to reschedule you for a later date.
We ask that ONLY the person scheduled for the test enter our building. Unless you require assistance, please enter alone and ask your companions to wait outside or in the car. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Central Scheduling at 649-9000.
New Policy on X-Rays at Southtowns Radiology
In the past, we encouraged our patients to drop in for a “walk-in” X-ray appointment. Now, Southtowns Radiology requires all patients to schedule their X-ray appointment in advance.
There are several benefits to scheduling X-rays in advance, including:
- X-ray patients are more evenly spaced throughout the day
- Reduces time spent in the waiting area
- Lowers the number of people in the office at a time
- Our Technologists have adequate time to clean and disinfect all surfaces between cases
- Patients can be screened for COVID-19 symptoms
We are happy to reschedule patients with active symptoms. For those with active symptoms, we encourage you to talk with your primary care provider to be referred to a more appropriate imaging location if needed.
Prioritizing Early Appointments for Seniors
In an effort to accommodate our senior (60+) patients, Southtowns Radiology is prioritizing our early morning appointments for patients over 60. During the Coronavirus crisis, we are working to provide a safer and less crowded environment for our older patients.
The health and safety of our patients are our top concerns. We are adapting our Radiology practice to improve individual distancing and enhance our patients’ experience. Specifically:
Early morning appointments are prioritized for patients over age 60 or older, and patients who have high-risk medical conditions or special concerns
Patients can wait for their appointments in their own vehicles until their procedures are ready to begin.
X-rays are now being scheduled in advance in 20-minute time slots. This allows plenty of time in between each patient.
These efforts are reducing the number of people in our waiting room.