COVID-19 Update

Wednesday August 26th:
In efforts to minimize the time they spend in our waiting room, we now offer an online checkin option. Healow® CHECK-IN is Convenient, Safe, and Efficient. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTpvZfrshiw
Thursday July 16:
Beginning Friday July 17th, our office will have a mandatory mask policy for all staff and patients, in compliance with Gov Kay Ivey’s order. Please be prepared to wear your masks.  If you do not have one upon arrival to the clinic we will be happy to issue one for you to wear during your visit.
Wednesday June 03:
Our office continues our current COVID policies of social distancing, parking lot waiting room, enhanced cleaning, telemedicine, and offering COVID testing to patients with symptoms.  We are returning to normal patient care appointment types without restrictions.
Please call us today for an appointment if your annual or procedure was delayed.  Thank you.
Friday May 01:
Starting Monday 5/04/20, we will begin ALL surgeries at CVMC.  Minors and Majors.
Tuesday April 14:
Important update about gynecologic surgery:
We will begin some limited surgery starting the week of 4/20/20. If your surgery has been postponed due to COVID-19, please reach out to reschedule. While we are not yet back to the point where we can perform all surgical procedures without restriction, this is a great first step, and we hope to be back soon. Please continue to be vigilant with all the measures that have been put into place. We believe they are working!!
Monday April 6:
The Governor issued a new stay at home order on April 3rd. As an essential service within the community, we continue to remain open and provide care for our well patients during this time.
Wednesday March 25:
We are continuing to see well patients in the office. If you feel sick call us to set up a televisit or determine if you need testing for COVID 19.

Friday March 20:

    • Parking Lot Waiting Room – Call us when you arrive and we will text when your room is ready!
    • Guest Allowance – Only ONE guest per patient
    • Look to our website and FB regularly for updates

Thursday March 19:

Telemedicine Visits – Call us to set up and use your HEALOW app!

Amid the recent pandemic of the Coronavirus/COVID-19, we want to reassure you that your health and safety are our main priority. We will be adapting our schedule for the next two weeks to ensure that we are protecting you. We want to help minimize your potential exposure to this virus as well as the exposure of our employees. If you are symptomatic (fever (>100.4), cough, runny nose, sore throat, short of breath) PLEASE do not come into the clinic. Call our office and we will discuss our process for drive-thru COVID-19 testing with you.

 

PREGNANT PATIENTS:

If you are WELL and have no symptoms – we want you to keep your scheduled appointments. We understand that some of you might choose to delay your appointment. If you are not having an acute issue and are <28 weeks, please call and let us know ahead of time to reschedule. If you are >28 weeks or having any acute problems, we want to see you. We will not be rescheduling any inductions or Cesarean Sections at this time, we will let you know if that changes. Please be aware of the new CVMC/L&D Visitor Policy, restricting each patient to TWO visitors (no swapping out allowed).

GYNECOLOGY PATIENTS:

If you are WELL and have no symptoms – we also want you to keep your scheduled appointments. We understand if you have a non-urgent issue (annual exam, IUD placement, Sonogram) and would like to postpone your visit, but please call us in advance and let us know. For visits that do not necessarily need an exam, (discussing medications or other non-acute issues) we will be starting Telemedicine Appointments in the next few days – so please let us know if you would be interested in a “Virtual Visit” and we will get that scheduled.

If you recently had surgery and have no problems, we will postpone your exam for 2 weeks. However, if you have ANY issues we want to see you.

If you need medication refills, please call the clinic during business hours and let us know. You can also send a Web Portal message if that is more convenient for you.

While we limit our physician exposure to patients and adjust call schedules, know that you may be asked to see someone other than your regular provider. Please be flexible with us if possible.

We will be updating you if and when plans change, and as we learn more every day about this virus. The most important thing to remember is to WASH YOUR HANDS and stay away from large groups of people as much as possible as this unfolds. Please call us with any questions or concerns that you might have.