With each passing day, news of the Coronavirus brings new concerns—and questions. Are you and your loved ones at risk? Why does it seem to be spreading so rapidly? Most of all, what can you do to protect yourself from becoming infected?
What is Moscow Pullman OB-GYN doing to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus?
In an effort to protect patients, staff and providers while limiting exposure to the current COVID-19 Virus, we will be canceling all non-urgent appointments through April 30th. If we need to cancel your appointment we will be contacting you as we open up additional clinical schedules to accommodate all of our patients when it is deemed appropriate.
Be assured, our clinic is not closing. We are here for you and encourage you to contact us via phone with any questions or concerns you may have. It is our goal to protect you, your families, and our workforce by not having unnecessary exposure during this challenging outbreak of COVID-19. This decision was made after careful consideration by our physicians in consultation with the CDC recommended guidelines.
Please be patient with us as we continue to monitor guidelines and recommendations by the state and national health organizations. We recognize that we are in a dynamic time and know that these guidelines and recommendations will continue to evolve and change. We will do our best to keep you updated through our website and contact you as schedule changes occur.
Health assessments will be done as you enter the Centennial Health Building in our Moscow office and ALL patients upon check-in will be asked to fill out a self-screen Covid-19 risk form.
- Anyone with current symptoms or increased risks will be asked to to wait in their car for assessment by a nurse helping us to limit exposure to other patients, staff & providers. Cell phone number should be obtained and written by reception on risk form.
- If patient refuses to wait in car patient will not be seen.
Help us to reduce exposure to our patients, staff and providers by staying home if you are sick or if you are not feeling well. We will work with you finding a time to reschedule your appointment.
We also ask that you limit your non-patient visitors to one family member. If you have more than one family member with you they will be asked to wait in the car.
How to Prevent Coronavirus Infection
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, use the same precautions you would for the flu and common cold. We recommend these infection-prevention practices:
- If you’re sick, stay home. Call your primary care physician if you suspect you have the virus.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve – not your hands – when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean your home, work space, shared items and other frequented locations.
- Avoid unnecessary contact with sick individuals.
Symptoms of the Coronavirus
The severity can range from mild (80% of cases) to severe illness for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The virus has caused many deaths around the world and some in the United States. The following symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure.
- Fever over 100.0 F
- Shortness of breath
If you develop symptoms of respiratory illness and are concerned you may have risk factors for COVID-19, please call your primary care provider first. Clinic staff will be able to complete a risk assessment over the phone and provide guidance on next steps, which may include arranging testing if needed.
If you need to visit the emergency department to treat symptoms, call the hospital prior to arrival and ask for a protective face mask when you arrive.
What do you do if you think you have Coronavirus?
We DO NOT have the ability to test for COVID-19 at our clinics. Contact your primary care provider or local health department. Clinical staff will be able to complete a risk assessment over the phone and provide guidance on next steps, which may include arranging testing if needed.
Where can I learn more about the Coronavirus?
Our local hospitals are doing a great job at keeping us informed on the latest information on the Coronavirus. We recommend you stay up to date by following: