Update – COVID 19
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT VACCINES:
UPDATE – We are now offering Virtual Visits. Please call the office at 541-389-3300 to determine if a video visit is right for you.
We are sure you are concerned about the evolving COVID-19/Corona virus outbreak. We want to update you on the steps that East Cascade Women’s Group is taking to protect our patients and to help to stop the spread of this disease. Please know that your health and safety is our paramount concern.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, WE ARE LIMITING CLINIC ACCESS TO PATIENTS ONLY.
We realize this will be difficult for patients with small children. 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. If you need a caregiver or support person during you visit, please contact us. For partners of our pregnant patients, we will work with you over skype/facetime or phone consultations to include you 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 instituting symptom 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
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
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