Patient Safety is Important to Us
Women’s Care of Alaska remains open for business and is actively monitoring the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Our clinic has been closely following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and local health authorities to ensure the safety of our patients, staff, and providers. Out of an abundance of caution, the following changes have been implemented to minimize unnecessary exposure:
- We are going above and beyond throughout the day in wiping down ALL touchpoints with disinfectants made to kill the Coronavirus. Our staff is continuously engaged with personal hygiene practices as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Our providers are wearing gloves and face masks for all patient encounters.
- Our lobby has been reconfigured to allow for additional spacing between patients in accordance with social distancing recommendations. As an extra layer of security, we have removed all magazines and children’s toys from our lobby to further minimize unnecessary surface contact.
- Our providers and staff are all monitoring their temperatures twice a day, to check for any onset of a fever.
- We are now offering Telemedicine Appointments. Our Front Desk staff will assist you with determining if the appointment you require qualifies for a Telemedicine visit.
When arriving for your appointment, Women’s Care of Alaska asks our patients to observe the following guidelines
- Each patient will be allowed only one support person aged 16 and above, to accompany them to their appointment. This allows us to minimize the number of people waiting in our lobby in support of our social distancing efforts.
- We ask that children not accompany patients to their appointments. If this request presents a challenge for you, please call us so that we can reschedule your appointment, or schedule you for a Telemedicine visit with one of our providers.
- Patients will be asked to sanitize their hands when checking in for their appointment.
- Patients who are scheduled for an appointment but are experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing, do not enter the clinic. Please call our office to reschedule your appointment or be set up with a Telemedicine visit.
- If you have traveled or have been exposed to someone who has traveled in the past 14 days, please be advised that you will need to reschedule your appointment. Please call our office to reschedule or to see if your appointment qualifies for a Telemedicine visit.
There are a lot of questions with regard to Pregnancy and the Coronavirus, visit the CDC website for the most up to date information.