COVID-19 is a new virus and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it will spread in the United States. We remain committed to staying up to date on the latest information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with CDC guidance. At this time, as we have no proven treatment for the virus, the only way we can fight it is to limit the spread by preventing contact between people as much as possible.
FABEN has implemented the following changes in order to protect you and our staff:
- Temperature checks will be performed upon arrival at the office.
- Patient rooms are thoroughly sanitized between each patient.
- We are prescreening our patients prior to visits and anyone with, but not limited to the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle/body aches, headache, the new loss of taste/smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, or anyone who has a recent known exposure to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 will be rescheduled. Please call us ahead of your visit if you have any symptoms on the list.
- Obstetric patients will continue to be seen in the office with select visits for low-risk patients done through telemedicine.
- We are currently only allowing patients themselves to visit the office. Partners, family members, friends, and children are not permitted in the waiting room or patient room.
- Urgent gynecology problem visits will continue to be scheduled.
Telemedicine appointments will be scheduled for the following appointment types:
- Birth control consultation
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Infertility workup
- Pre-conceptual counseling
- Postpartum visits
- Select obstetric visits for low-risk patients
What to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19
- Gynecology patients—immediately self-isolate and follow precautions given by the CDC at www.cdc.gov. We recommend COVID-19 testing and please contact our office if you have been seen recently.
- Obstetric patients—call our office and talk to a nurse so that we may guide you on appropriate next steps.
- We do not currently have in-office testing
We know these are stressful and trying times, and we are here to support you through this. As the knowledge we obtain evolves, so too will our processes, procedures, and recommendations. We will do our best to keep you informed. Please reach out to our staff if you have further questions or concerns.