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COVID-19 Update


 


Stay Informed About COVID-19

Advanced OGYN is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients and staff. Please see below for more information and updates regarding COVID-19 and your care during this time.


Is COVID Vaccine Safe?

Please find below the link to ACOG's guidance regarding the COVID vaccine.


Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Patients Against COVID-19 | ACOG

Please call 908-806-0080 to make an in person or Telehealth appointment to discuss your care with your physician.

 


SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEAR FACE MASK:

We encourage our entire community to participate the public health effort to curb community transmission of the novel coronavirus by respecting recommendations about social distancing wearing face masks and staying 6 feet apart.


OFFICE VISITS:

All patients who will be coming into the office will be pre-screened with questions and a temperature reading. You may be asked to wait in your car or outside if the waiting room exceeds the 10-person maximum. We have reduced the number of patient appointments to prevent this situation.

Please do not bring your children, partner, or other family members to your visit. Again, to protect our healthcare staff, we will only allow patients into the examination rooms. Facetime or speaker phone can be used to include family members in conversations with your doctor or to view parts of ultrasound examinations, as deemed appropriate by the licensed provider.

In addition to the significant schedule reduction, social distancing, and screening being done for all visit, will include:

  • All Healthcare providers are required to wear mask and gloves.
  • Every patient seen in person in the offices is asked to wear a mask from the moment they enter our office until the moment they leave.
  • Check-In window will remain closed, our staff will wear gloves, and items (mask, ID, payment) will be passed through the cracked window. Check out will be by phone.
  • We remove magazines, reading materials, toys and other objects that may be touched by multiple individuals and which are not easily disinfected.
  • We clean and disinfect public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs and bathrooms.


TELEHEALTH:

We have engaged a new platform for “telehealth”. With this technology, we can conduct medical visits by phone or videoconference. This is an excellent option for medication checks, discussion visits, and for follow up visits after labs, imaging, or surgical procedures. We intend to use this option for our short-term postpartum check-ups as well.

If you think that your upcoming appointment is appropriate for this approach, please call the office to reschedule the visit as a telehealth visit. In response to the social distancing recommendations related to this crisis, insurance providers changed their policies to facilitate telehealth access for the patients on their plans. We can help to determine if your insurance supports telehealth services.


IF YOU ARE SICK:

We also want to protect our healthcare staff. Therefore, we ask that if you:

  • Have a known exposure to COVID-19
  • Live with a person who is on quarantine for a suspected case of COVID-19, or known exposure to the virus
  • Have a fever
  • Show any symptoms of viral upper respiratory infection (runny nose, sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing)

Please do NOT come to the office without calling us first. We want to consult the Hunterdon Healthcare Coronavirus Command Center, and route at-risk patients to proper care as quickly and safely as possible.


WASHING AND SANITIZING:

By now you have heard it, wash hands frequently and don’t touch your face.

For over 20 years Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology has prioritized hygiene and cleanliness at each location. We have always practiced strict adherence to CDC, OSHA and ADA guidelines to prevent spread of infectious disease. We continue to regularly sanitize office spaces, common gathering areas, and exam rooms. Given the current pandemic and recommendations for reducing risk for community spread, we have increased the frequency of our sanitation protocols, limited seating in the waiting rooms, and removed all of the magazines and toys from common spaces.


HUNTERDON HEALTHCARE HOTLINE:

Hunterdon Healthcare has created a hotline for the community to call in with questions regarding Coronavirus. The Hunterdon Healthcare COVID-19 Hotline can be reached by calling 908-788-6440. The hotline will be open seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

We will continue to keep you informed of updates and changes to protocol. In the meantime, please make every effort to remain healthy. Our thoughts and prayers are with those people and families directly affected by the virus and with those working to quell its spread.

 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Sincerely,

The Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology Healthcare Team

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