Axia Women’s Health is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, clinicians, and employees, particularly among the recent concern and outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. 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, which are closely monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19.
March 19, 2020 – At this time, the Federal government has recommended a pause in all elective and non-essential health services, which includes several of Axia Women’s Health services.
Our providers will continue to care for our pregnant patients, as prenatal care is essential and of the utmost importance to both mother and baby. Postoperative and emergency GYN appointments can be scheduled as well. Elective surgeries will be postponed to ensure our hospital partners can focus on the health crisis at hand.
Unsure if your concern or appointment qualifies as “essential or elective?” Please contact your care center to speak with a triage nurse and discuss your situation.
Please know that this new guideline is a preventive measure to contribute to social distancing and limit potential COVID-19 exposure for our patients and staff. This does not change our dedication to serving our patients, but instead reflects our commitment to ensure their safety. As a network of caring, connected, progressive health care professionals, we are proud to put women first and prioritize the health of our community.
If you currently have a non-essential visit scheduled in the near future, such as your annual wellness exam or mammogram, this visit should be rescheduled, and our staff will be contacting you to do so.
To improve access to care during this difficult time, we will be launching telemedicine very soon as an opportunity to help complete appointments without risking patient exposure. Telemedicine allows patients to connect via videoconference (from computer, tablet, or phone) from the comfort of their home, in order to complete a remote appointment with a provider. We will be sharing updates on this initiative as it becomes available.
If you have any questions about your care, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Axia Women’s Health care center. We are still here for you throughout this pandemic. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, and look forward to serving your health and wellness needs in the coming weeks, as recommended restrictions are lifted.
Across our network, Axia Women’s Health is implementing safety precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 during essential patient visits. These preventative measures include the following, but may change at any time, given the fluid nature of the outbreak:
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:
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.
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Hospital Resources and Guidelines
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.
Axia Women’s Health will continue monitoring and preparing to meet the current challenge in order to ensure our patients receive the quality of care they deserve.