Your safety is our top priority always and especially in these uncertain times concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19).
We want you to know that at Tidewater Physicians for Women, a Division of Mid Atlantic Women’s Care we are closely monitoring and following the recommendations of the CDC (Center for Disease Control), ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology), and VDH (Virginia Department of Health).
In our offices we have evaluated our current infection control practices and are assured our sterilization of instruments and disinfection of our rooms are of the highest standards.
We are preemptively screening patients for signs of illness and rescheduling as needed.
We are continuing our high-quality healthcare and environmental safety with adherence to hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
We have implemented mitigation to decrease COVID-19 transmission in our local community. We value your trust in us.
We have been closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation around COVID-19, responding to new information as it arises and preparing for all possible scenarios, with the goal of continuing to care for our patients. We are continuing to provide updates about changes to our policies regarding appointments, providing non-urgent patient care by telephone, and visitors on our website and social media. Please continue to check for updates on these policies.
We continue to care for our patients with the highest safety and quality standards, guided by the recommendations provided by the CDC, ACOG and VDH. In addition to our existing precautionary measures, we have implemented the protective measures listed below to help minimize the risk of exposure to our patients, providers, and staff.
Effective March 17, 2020
No visitors will be allowed effective Tuesday, March 17th.
We are sensitive to the separation this restriction causes our patients and their loved ones, but we believe this measure of protection is essential at this time to keep our patients and staff safe.
Update Effective March 19,2020
Patients must come alone to their scheduled appointments. Our waiting room will be closed to patients to encourage social distancing. When you arrive for your scheduled appointment, please remain in your vehicle and call our office at (757) 461-3890 to inform us you have arrived. You will speak with a receptionist who will check you into your appointment over the phone.
When our clinical staff has prepared for your appointment, you will receive a phone call informing you to come into our office. A nurse will be waiting for you in the lobby, and you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. A nurse will also take your temperature via a forehead thermometer at entry.
Effective March 16, 2020
With the recent events regarding the COVID-19, we are asking for your help to maintain a healthy and safe environment. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending any patients, who are experiencing acute respiratory illness, including symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, or the flu, to remain at home and to reschedule appointments.
If you have recently traveled or come in contact with someone who has recently traveled, your appointment with us will be rescheduled. We are rescheduling all non-essential appointments for the protection and safety of our patients and staff. Our providers will determine the patients that have essential appointments, and you will receive a phone call before your appointment to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.
Update Effective March 19, 2020
We have developed screening protocols designed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. You will receive a phone call before your appointment to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. On the day of your appointment, a nurse will be waiting for you in the lobby, and you will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms again. A nurse will also take your temperature via a forehead thermometer at entry.
We understand that these are strict measures and how they impact our patients. Our goal is to be proactive instead of reactive in hopes that our actions will help minimize the risk of exposure to our patients, providers, and staff. Please continue to check for updates on these policies.
Thank you for your patience and understanding,
Tidewater Physicians for Women
Please give our office a call at 757-461-3890 with any questions. We also recommend the websites listed below for up to date information on COVID-19.
828 Healthy Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
844 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502
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