- Mar 13, 2020
At Women Partners in OB/GYN, our utmost concern is for the safety of our patients and staff. Please read our updated pertaining to outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Protecting Our Staff, Patients, and YOU!
- You may bring ONE adult visitor to your initial OB appointment.
- You may bring ONE adult visitor to your OB anatomy sonogram.
- You may not bring a visitor to:
- Any other appointment types.
- No children will be allowed.
To reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses, we are continuing to follow the CDC guidelines to better protect our patients, staff and you.
We will screen everyone for travel, history, fever, or respiratory symptoms.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, you will be asked to reschedule your visit until you are symptom-free.
To keep or make an appointment you will be asked:
- Do you have a fever or sore throat?
- Do you have respiratory illness?
- Have you traveled outside the country or to high risk states?
- Have you been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14-days or has been tested and results are pending?
If your answer is yes, your appointment will be rescheduled.
Thank you for your patience and support.
Posted 3/16/2020 – Baptist Health System
Baptist Health System is committed to keeping our patients, our staff, and our community safe. Our hospitals are monitoring information from federal, state, and local public health agencies for current information on the coronavirus. We have taken the appropriate steps as we have trained professionals and the necessary equipment to react accordingly.
Out of an abundance of caution, we have implemented measures to keep patients, visitors, and employees safe. We have limited access to our hospital, implemented screening stations, and will be taking your temperature upon entry. Screening tags are given to each person upon entry. If you have been screened, place your tag on your shirt. The screening tag will allow you to bypass the screening stations for the rest of that day. A new screen will be performed daily.
In addition, daily visiting hours will be from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Visitors will be limited to 1 per patient at a time and we ask that you use caution when inviting additional visitors. Children under the age of 12 years will not be permitted to enter the facility. For special consideration, please see the screeners at hospital entrances or notify your nurse for any questions or concerns.
Our utmost concern is for the safety of our patients and staff. We have implemented the following to address this evolving situation.
- We have posted alert signs at the entrance to both of our locations. Building access is also limited to certain entry points. Access may be refused for individuals who:
- Show signs of fever and/or symptoms of lower respiratory illness
- History of foreign travel to China, Iran, Japan, Europe or South Korea, or State of Washington within 14 days.
- Any person, including health care workers, who has been in contact with a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patient.
- Our clinic is outfitted with hand sanitizer stations to prevent cross-contamination.
- We have decontamination procedures in place to ensure that all high contact areas are cleaned and decontaminated multiple times throughout the day.
If you develop any symptoms such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath (especially after foreign travel or contact with someone who has recently traveled), it is important that you seek medical attention by calling your primary care physician or an urgent care facility. IT is important that you call BEFORE showing up to either facility.
At this time, we ask that all patients in the higher risk age categories reschedule their appointments for their well women exams to limit any possible exposure to those parties. Additionally, we ask that you limit any parties accompanying you to the appointments. They must also meet the above listed screening criteria. In addition, should you develop symptoms or are currently ill we ask that you reschedule your appointment for at least 14 days from onset of your illness. We appreciate your cooperation and consideration.