COVID- 19 Update as of March 16
We at Madison Women’s Health recognize that many patients have questions and concerns about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic and hope the below information will help you answer some of these.
First and foremost, we want you to know that we are committed to taking care of our patients, providers, staff, and community. We are following CDC guidelines, as well as state and local public health recommendations.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
This link provides helpful pregnancy and COVID-19 related information and answers to frequently asked questions thanks to a joint project between babycenter.com and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine.
If you have a scheduled appointment and you are ill with cough, shortness of breath, or fever, we ask that you contact our office (608) 729-6300 and speak with a nurse before coming to your appointment.
Madison Women’s Health will remain open until directed otherwise by the CDC or state and local public health.
However, for the greater good of our patients, providers, staff, and community, we have decided to postpone most non-essential appointments to a later date.
If you are not pregnant and feel you have an urgent matter, please continue to call our office and we will address your questions and concerns and work with you to achieve a follow up plan.
ON ARRIVAL TO THE CLINIC:
We are currently mandating that all of our patients come alone to their appointments. Any appointment after 8 am we are asking you to call 608.729.6300 and check in. You will be given an exam room number to go directly to.
SAFETY MEASURES AND PRECAUTIONS:
Please be reassured that we are taking additional precautions to prevent infection, including, but not limited to:
Extra sanitizing of waiting areas, bathrooms, workstations, and exam rooms.
Removal of toys and magazines from exam rooms and waiting areas.
A “STOP” sign at our front entrance to remind ill individuals to not enter our lobby without putting on a mask; they will also immediately be directed to an exam room.
Suspension of all patient and employee exercise classes and groups.
Please continue routine precautions to stay healthy! This includes washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home if you feel ill.
TESTING & SEEKING CARE FOR THE 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS:
Although there has been a recent increase in testing ability, we are NOT currently testing for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus at Madison Women’s Health.
We would like to remind patients that there is no specific treatment for this illness.
Most people who are infected should practice self isolation by staying at home, resting, and self cares while avoiding contact with others
If you are experiencing respiratory concerns such as difficulty breathing or are severely ill and require medical attention, please call to speak with a nurse at our clinic.
If you are concerned that you may have or been exposed to coronavirus, before going to a clinic, ER, or Urgent Care, we ask that you call us at (608) 729-6300 or the UW Health COVID-19 Hotline at (608) 720-5300 or have a UW Telehealthvisit www.uwhealthcareanywhere.org.
This is a challenging and surreal time for all of us. As always, Madison Women’s Health will strive to give the best care to all of our patients while prioritizing the safety and health of our staff, providers and patients.
Thank you for your understanding, loyalty and patience as we monitor this situation and bring you updates as they become available.
Madison Women’s Health