Updated March 6, 2023
Effective Monday March 6, 2023, Physicians for Women will be MASK OPTIONAL until further notice.
If you would to wear a mask to your appointment, you are welcome to continue wearing your mask. We want you to feel comfortable during your visit.
Physicians for Women continues to ask any patient having any symptoms of COVID or Flu (fever, sore throat, cough, muscle aches, headaches, nausea, vomiting) to not come into the office and reschedule your appointment.
If you come to your appointment and are continuously coughing, sneezing or visibly sick, you may be asked to reschedule or wear a mask for your visit. If you refuse to wear a mask when asked, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment and leave.
Visits are still limited to one visitor per patient.
Please be respectful of our staff, physicians and other patients as we attempt to ease restrictions as safely for everyone as possible. Thank you!
Updated January 11, 2021
With the recent FDA approvals of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, we know many of our pregnant and breastfeeding patients will have questions regarding receiving these vaccines. We hope that conversations with a provider and reading the linked materials may provide some helpful information. The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (society of high risk OB docs) and ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) have both released statements saying the vaccine should NOT be withheld from pregnant and breastfeeding patients who would otherwise be eligible to receive it. We are in agreement with these organizations. We very much understand the risks of COVID in pregnancy, yet we are sensitive to the fact that pregnant and breastfeeding patients were not included in the initial studies. We want to emphasize that receiving these vaccines is a personal decision, one that should take into account an individual’s risk of acquiring the infection based on underlying health conditions, occupation, and lifestyle factors, in addition to their pregnancy/breastfeeding status.
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Statement: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination in Pregnancy
ACOG: Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Patients Against COVID-19