Important Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Axia Women’s Health is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, clinicians, and employees amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are continuing to respond to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Public Health from each state. Visit this page frequently for updates on how Axia Women’s Health is responding to the crisis and how we are ensuring the health of those in our patient community.
Resuming In-Office Care
We are pleased to share that Axia Women’s Health has returned to providing routine patient care in our offices.
We understand this is not a time to let our guard down, and our clinicians and staff will continue diligently working to ensure the safety of those who seek care in our locations. Additionally, our team is in continuous dialogue with both national and local health authorities to ensure proper safety protocol is in place to protect our patients. Ultimately, it is important to address the many clinical needs of our patients, as well as critical health screenings and procedures that have been postponed recently, many of which are essential to maintaining the well-being of our community.
Feel Confident in Your Care
Now that we better understand the risks and spread of COVID-19, we are more prepared than ever to help ensure a safe environment for patients to access care. Our care centers are taking the following precautions, as well as requiring participation from patients, to minimize exposure and help you feel confident in receiving the quality OB/GYN care you deserve. Watch the brief video below to know what to expect at your next visit:
What You Can Expect from Us:
Extensive Cleaning. Cleaning of exams rooms takes place between each patient visit, along with frequent disinfecting of our welcome areas and frequently touched surfaces.
Enforcement of Social Distancing. Our welcome areas have been arranged to provide more separation between seats. We are also encouraging patients to wait in their cars whenever possible. After you check-in, we will be happy to send you a text when we are ready for you.
Limited Schedules. While we are pleased to welcome back more patients, we are doing so with an abundance of caution, limiting the number of appointments each day to have fewer individuals in our offices at the same time. If you have an appointment in the next 30 days, it’s possible you may be contacted to reschedule if necessary, in order to achieve this.
Patient Screening. We will continue to screen all patients with our COVID-19 screening questions and will be closely monitoring patient temperatures.
Staff Screening. All staff are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and temperatures are checked twice daily; the first being prior to beginning their shifts. Anyone exhibiting symptoms, or who has been in close contact with an individual with symptoms of COVID-19, will be quarantined according to current CDC guidelines prior to returning to work.
What You Should Do:
Wear a Mask. All patients should bring a mask or facial covering to wear at all times when in our offices. Our staff members are also required to wear a mask.
Don’t Bring Visitors. At this time, visitors (with the exception of some care centers allowing a support person during confirmation and anatomy ultrasound visits – please check with your local care center to confirm their safety protocol) are not permitted. Support persons for confirmation and anatomy ultrasound visits will be subject to our COVID-19 screening questions. Additional exceptions may also be made for medically necessary assistance, or if the patient is a minor.
Stay Home if You’re Unwell. If you are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please call us to reschedule or shift your visit to a telemedicine appointment.
Telemedicine with AxiaConnect
To improve access to care during this difficult time, we have launched AxiaConnect telemedicine as an opportunity to help complete appointments without risking patient exposure. AxiaConnect is secure, HIPAA-compliant, and allows patients to connect to their provider easily via videoconference (from computer, tablet, or phone) from the comfort of their home. Click to learn more about AxiaConnect.
Tips for Prevention
The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed. There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of any respiratory viruses. These include:
There is still time to get a flu shot. This is strongly suggested, as the flu season is still here and the symptoms are very similar.
Make sure to wash your hands continuously for 20 seconds and keep hands away from your face; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home if you are sick!
Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in your home using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Additional Information and Resources
The CDC believes the virus may appear between 2-14 days after exposure. There is no vaccine and treatment is supportive. The virus is spread person to person mainly by respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This is similar to other respiratory pathogens like influenza. For more information, visit:
Many of the hospitals that we deliver at have instituted new guidelines and protocols to reduce exposure and limit the spread of COVID-19, particularly in the Labor & Delivery Units. Below are links to some of these hospitals’ dedicated COVID-19 pages. If you do not see your hospital here, please visit their website directly to understand their policies.