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Zika Virus – FAQ

What is Zika virus?

Zika virus is a mild febrile illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus similar to those that cause dengue and West Nile virus infection. It has been identified in several countries in Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean since 2015. Outbreaks have previously been reported in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Local transmission has been reported in Puerto Rico and now in Florida.

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Dr. Patricia Chen is Moving her Practice

 

Dr. Patricia Chen will be leaving Women’s Health Partners on May 7th, 2016. Her new practice will now be located at the following address:

2500 N. Military Trail (Suite 111)
Boca Raton, Florida, 33431
Tel: 561-826-3800
Fax: 561-826-3744

If you decide to continue with Dr. Chen at her new practice, you may call the above number directly for your next appointment. Your medical records will be made available. Please let us know in advance so that we can expedite your transfer by calling our medical records extension in our office (561-368-3775, ext. 231).  You may also pick up your records with 48 hours’ notice. Any outstanding charges from care before May 7th are due and payable to Women’s Health Partners, after that date, billing will be done by her new office.

If you are continuing at Women’s Health Partners you may make your next appointment with the Physician or Midwife of your choice.

We would like to make this transition as smooth as possible. Should you experience any problems, please call our Boca Office (561-368-3775, ext. 282) and let us know how we can help you.

Sincerely,
Women’s Health Partners

HELP DR. BEIL’S TEAM! – HELP US BUILD A HOME FOR AN UNDERPRIVILEGED BOYNTON BEACH FAMILY!

In the U.S., nearly 9 million families are headed by a single mother. Their median family income is $23,000. With the median gross rent for a modest, 2-bedroom apartment in Palm Beach County exceeding $1200 and rental burden in South Florida ranking the 3rd highest in the country, low-income families are very often forced to accept substandard housing conditions in order to make ends meet. As a result, educational goals, family dynamics and community engagement suffer.

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Mosquito Bite Protection (Zika Virus Prevention)

Zika

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease (Zika) are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

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Non-Essential Appointments Cancelled

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.

You can also call ahead if you have questions.

We are proud of our staff who are working during this time, and pledge to you our highest service possible during this pandemic.


Patient/Visitor Guideline Update

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. We encouraged visitors to remain closely connected to their loved ones through virtual means, including Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, and/or phone.

Additionally, we are respectfully asking that children not accompany any adult patients, unless there is a medical necessity. We know this may cause scheduling challenges, particularly for families with younger siblings, but we can all play a role in reducing the spread of this virus. Thank you for understanding our need to do so and for helping us keep you and our greater community healthy.

We are also asking any patients with a cough, shortness of breath or fever not to come to our facility and call ahead of time. You will be directed to another facility for evaluation.

All patients are to wash their hands before and after their visit. Hand washing, social distancing, and self-isolation are still the best ways to prevent this virus from spreading more widely.

We are committed to providing the best care to you and will continue to give you the best guidance we can.

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