UPDATE AUGUST 2021:
ECWG providers strongly recommend that all patients, including pregnant individuals, be vaccinated against COVID-19
MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS FROM COVID-19 VACCINATION
The providers at East Cascade Women’s Group strongly recommend that all women, including those that are pregnant, breastfeeding, or considering pregnancy receive the covid-19 vaccine. This is in agreement with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Nurse Midwives and numerous other medical organizations.
We deeply care about you, your baby, and our community. We believe that vaccination is safe and the best way to keep mothers and babies healthy from covid-19. Because of this, we will not be providing exemptions for covid-19 vaccination for women that are pregnant, nursing or considering pregnancy. These conditions do not meet criteria for medical exemption. If you have another medical condition that you think may require exemption, please speak to your healthcare provider. Please see the links below for more information.
WE REQUIRE ALL VISITORS TO WEAR FACE MASKS THAT FULLY COVER MOUTH AND NOSE, NO GAITERS, NO FACESHEILDS, NO VENTED OR MESH MASKS
This is a necessary step, to safeguard patients and staff. As individuals are contagious before they show symptoms, minimizing exposure is critical to decreasing the risk of transmission.
WE ARE LIMITING CLINIC ACCESS TO ONE GUEST PER PATIENT
If you need to have more than 1 guest at your appointment please contact us prior to your appointment. We recommend use of skype/facetime to include others in care decisions.
DO NOT COME TO CLINIC IF YOU ARE ILL, HAVE A FEVER, COUGH OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO PERSON WITH CONFIRMED COVID-19.
If you are scheduled for an appointment and have a fever, cough or shortness of breath or if you have had contact with a person with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 please contact the office by phone. We will work with you establish the best course of action. Some issues, like medication refills, we will try to handle over the phone or by telemedicine. Other non-urgent issues can be rescheduled as appropriate. DO NOT COME TO CLINIC IF YOU THINK YOU ARE ILL (HAVE A FEVER, COUGH OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH) OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO A PERSON WITH CONFIRMED COVID-19.
To minimize risk of transmission, we are screening for all patients entering the clinic and requiring hand sanitation. Rooms, equipment and surfaces are being cleaned after each visit. We are cleaning the waiting room regularly and advise safe distancing, staying 3 feet away from others while waiting. We will make every effort to room patients immediately and may ask you to wait in your car.
DESCHUTES COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS
OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY
ST CHARLES HOSPITAL SYSTEM / FAMILY BIRTHING CENTER / VISITING POLICY AND COVID TESTING
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
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