Women’s Health Consultants has adopted the following infection prevention and control procedures based on current CDC Guidelines.
WHC provides alcohol-based hand sanitizer (ABHS) with 60-95% alcohol, tissues and non-touch receptacles throughout the reception area, waiting room, and examination rooms.
The reception area and waiting room are sanitized throughout the day; examination rooms and medical equipment are sanitized before and after each patient visit.
All healthcare and administrative personnel are required to wear medical-grade facemasks during patient visiting hours and undergo regular temperature checks and Covid-19 symptom monitoring.
All patients and other visitors have temperatures taken, undergo Covid-19 screening prior to entering the facility, and are required to wear a cloth or medical-grade facemask at all times while in the facility. Facemasks are provided to all patients and visitors as necessary.
Waiting room seating is arranged in order to ensure appropriate social distancing. Appointment schedules are staggered in order to ensure that patients are not congregating in our waiting room and are able to maintain social distancing at all times.
Instructional signage regarding Covid-19 Prevention Protocols and Procedures are placed throughout our facility.
Patients have the option to do Televisits (video calls), phone calls, and other remote interactions in lieu of in-person visits whenever possible.
Patients are instructed to call ahead and discuss the need to reschedule their appointment if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection within the 10 days prior to their appointment, or if they have had close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection within 14 days prior to their scheduled appointment.
In the event a patient is diagnosed with Covid-19, suspect that they may have Covid-19, or are requesting evaluation for possible SARS-CoV-2 infection, they are instructed to take preventative actions and undergo special procedures in order to mitigate potential spread during in-person appointments. These procedures include prior notification (e.g., calling ahead from their car), appropriate source control measures (e.g., facemasks, hand sanitation), and direct placement into examination rooms.
At Women’s Health Consultants, we understand the difficulties that can be experienced during a pregnancy and we are dedicated to the health and safety of our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our website for more information about WHC’s COVID-19 protocols.