Coronavirus COVID-19 Update – We Are Open with Precautions in Place.

The safety and well-being of our patients, staff, providers, and community members is our highest priority.  Monterey Spine & Joint is continually monitoring the guidance from the CDC as well as state and local health department for the most up to date guidelines and recommendations in response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Office Policies:

Face coverings will be mandatory for all providers, staff, and patients.

  • Patients and guests are will be asked to bring their own mask.
  • MSJ will provide a disposable mask for any patient who does not have one, however supplies are limited and therefore we kindly ask that patients and guests bring a face covering with them to their appointment.

Patients, Staff and Guest will be screened upon arriving at the facility.

  • Screening will consist of reviewing the COVID-19 screening questions as well as a temperature check

Social Distancing will be maintained except when necessary for clinical care.

  • Our patient lobby has been marked with appropriate social distancing guidelines for both patient check-in and seating
  • Patients are encouraged after check-in to wait outside\in their vehicle and will be notified via text message when they are ready to be called back for their appointment.
  • We are asking to limit patient companions to one essential adult companion only (essential meaning the patient needs a caregiver or help understanding), and we will ask all others to wait in their vehicle.
  • Please do not bring children to your appointment, the only exception is if the patient is a child.


  • MSJ is offering appointment via telemedicine and highly encouraging high-risk patients to utilize telemedicine appointments as opposed to an in-office visit.
  • For Urgent Issues such as breaks, sprains, strains, and pain we are also offering a same-day telephone call with one of our specialists to discuss treatment options

See links below for more information about COVID-19:

Center for Disease Control

California Department of Public Health

Monterey County of Emergency Services

Thank you for choosing MSJ for your care. We are honored to be your trusted healthcare provider.