What is Moscow Pullman OB-GYN doing to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus?
Out of an abundance of concern and caution for our patients, staff and providers we are taking the following precautions and have implemented the following changes to limit the exposure of COVID-19:
- If you are sick, PLEASE DO NOT COME IN. Contact our office prior to your visit to have a nurse triage your symptoms.
- We ask that you limit your non-patient visitors to one family member.
- We are offering Telehealth Consultations with our providers when appropriate.
- Please be patient as we space out patients to help with social distancing.
- We are working on getting everyone in for their appointments, if we are not able to schedule you at this time, we can put you on our wait list and will contact you when schedules open or we have cancellations.
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.
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.
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: