Because we are still learning about COVID-19 and how it spreads, the risk to pregnant women, the fetus, and infants remains inconclusive. Research is ongoing, but here is what you should know now about COVID-19, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.
Due to COVID-19, we will be reaching out to you to reschedule any non-essential appointments (re: physicals, annuals, and other well visits) until further notice. COVID-19 is causing things to change rapidly and our operations can vary because of this. We ask for your understanding and that you check our website for the latest on operational hours and services available.
In an effort to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission and provide a safer environment and promote social distancing which is recommended by the CDC, we are asking that patients limit the number of people accompanying them to an appointment. No visitors (including children) will be allowed to accompany each patient unless a specific patient needs extra support.
To continue with our efforts with social distancing in these difficult times, we are currently working on offering certain types of appointments, that don’t necessarily require a traditional physical exam, a telemedicine option. Telemedicine is the use of technology that enables remote healthcare (telehealth).
What is social distancing and why is it important? The COVID-19 virus primarily spreads when one person breathes in droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. In addition, any infected person, with or without symptoms, could spread the virus by touching a surface.
In order to decrease the risk to our elderly patients from possible COVID-19 (Coronavirus) exposure, we recommend that patient’s who are 65 years of age or older and have upcoming appointments for their regular annual gynecologic visits and non-urgent visits should call the office and reschedule for a future date.
What is COVID-19? Coronavirus disease 2019, or “COVID-19,” is an infection caused by a specific virus called SARS-CoV-2. It first appeared in late 2019 in the city of Wuhan, China. People with COVID-19 can have fever, cough, and trouble breathing. Problems with breathing happen when the infection affects the lungs and causes pneumonia.
If you think you may have the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, this self-assessment tool may help you determine if you need to seek further care. This information is not intended to provide medical advice.
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