The care of our patients and little ones is our highest priority. Due to the current state of health matters with COVID-19, we will be implementing new safety measured effective immediately. If you fit the following criteria, we kindly ask you to please return home and contact the office so we can make the necessary accommodations to reschedule your appointment:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Please sanitize your hands and/or washing them for at least 20 seconds.
In addition, until further notice, visitors will not be allowed to accompany patients to their appointments in order to limit person to person contact.
Please understand this is for everyone’s safety. Thank you for understanding!
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) begins to have an increased impact on our communities, we feel it’s important to connect directly with you to share more about the steps we are taking to help keep you, our employees and our communities safe and healthy. We remain committed to following the most current recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public health (DPH).
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the rise in the number of global cases has tipped COVID-19 into a pandemic. Current estimates suggest that the infection rate will peak in the USA around the end of April.
In an effort to keep our patients, employees, and families safe, the offices of Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology, in addition to our normal daily sanitizing protocols, have increased the frequency and extent of cleanings; in particular, all door handles, tabletops, countertops, bathrooms, etc. are being sanitized frequently during our day. You will find hand sanitizer throughout the office for both patients and employees. All of our employees have been advised to practice a No Handshake policy to minimize cross-contamination and to wash hands after every patient.
We are asking that all of our patients, who experience upper respiratory, Flu-like or any communicable disease symptoms such as FEVER, COUGH, SORE THROAT, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, FATIGUE or NAUSEA or have had close contact with someone who has experienced these symptoms to contact our office for instructions and to reschedule your upcoming appointment to a later date.
If you or any of your family members that you are in close contact with have recently traveled to areas with a Level 3 or Level 4 Travel Health Notice Advisory for the coronavirus, as identified by the CDC or the US Department of State, please contact us via email or phone so that we can reschedule your appointment.
At this time, visitors are not allowed to accompany patients to their appointment in order to limit the person to person contact.
Also, until further notice, we ask that routine annual visits and non-urgent appointments are rescheduled. We will continue to see obstetric patients and gynecology problem visits.
Please remember that the best way to prevent the spread of communicable disease is cleanliness and good handwashing technique with soap and water for 20 seconds. Refrain from touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
Again, this is an evolving situation and we will be closely monitoring it to provide our patients and staff with updates. We are doing everything we can to keep our patients and staff healthy and safe.