After careful consideration and guidance from the rest of the medical community, we have enacted a few new policies, effective Monday, March 16th.
1. No one other than patients and staff will be permitted to enter the office. If you rely on another person for transportation, they may wait in their personal vehicle during the appointment. We ask that you minimize waiting in public spaces.
2. If you have a fever or respiratory symptoms, we ask that you call to reschedule your appointment. We can help guide you to a place for viral testing if deemed necessary. At this time, we are not testing in our office.
3. We will be rescheduling routine appointments, like annual exams. Someone will be contacting you to reschedule. If possible, please try to wait for a call. We expect our incoming phone lines to be overwhelmed. Don’t worry about prescription refills, we can take care of that until we get you rescheduled
4. We will likely be moving many visits to phone or video visits for the next few weeks. This is a work in progress. We’ll be contacting you if this is our plan for your visit.
5. We will likely adopt a protocol for less frequent prenatal visits suggested by the World Health Organization. We will call you if we plan on rescheduling your appointment. Please rest assured that we will not reschedule your visit if we feel like this is, in any way, unsafe for your or your baby.
6. We will remain open to see our pregnant patients and our patients with urgent gynecological needs. We consider birth control to be an urgent need.
Please understand that all of these restrictions are to limit exposures for both our patients and our staff. We do not take any of these decisions lightly and do it with the utmost concern for your health.
We will continue to make updates as we have them.