The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), one of the world’s most renowned organizations representing OB/GYN physicians, recommends that pregnant and recently pregnant people up to 6 weeks postpartum, including pregnant and recently pregnant health care workers, receive a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine following the completion of their initial COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine series.
The highest number of COVID-19-related deaths in pregnant people in a single month of the pandemic was reported in August 2021 and there is an increased risk for adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. Read the CDC Health Alert – https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/2021/han00453.asp
UPDATED as of 8/3/21, the hospital visitor policy has changed due to the increasing COVID cases in our county and state. We are again limited to ONE support partner for laboring and postpartum patients during your delivery. Following with the community standard, Pacific Women’s Center is also going back to our previous policy. We are asking to limit to ONE support partner for OB ultrasounds only and otherwise present without any additional peoples for standard appointments. This does include children. Please call if you need special accommodations. We look forward to brighter days when we can fully welcome our patients and their families back into the office. Our priority if to keep our patients and employees protected!
As of 8/3/21, the hospital visitor policy has changed due to the increasing COVID cases in our county and state. We are again limited to ONE support partner for laboring and postpartum patients during your delivery. Following with the community standard, Pacific Women’s Center is also going back to our previous policy. We are asking to limit to ONE support partner for OB ultrasounds only and otherwise present without any additional peoples for standard appointments. This does include children. Please call if you need special accommodations. We look forward to brighter days when we can fully welcome our patients and their families back into the office. Our priority if to keep our patients and employees protected!
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Brian Wakefield will be joining our practice in August, when he will be accepting new patients. You can call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Wakefield!
Being pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic can make the changes of pregnancy much harder to deal with. You don’t have to go through this alone! WellMama Oregon has support groups available. If you are interested in joining a free support group, click the link below.
UPDATED 6/4/2020 : Instruction for patients with upcoming appointments:
Please come into the lobby to check in with our receptionists once you arrive. Bring your photo ID and insurance card.
If you have an appointment scheduled, we are asking that you come alone.
We are allowing our pregnant patients to bring ONE healthy, masked support person to their OB ultrasounds. Please make sure that your support person brings their own face covering or mask to wear, as they may not be able to attend without one. Your support person will need to leave prior to your office visit or any subsequent monitoring that you are scheduled for.
Please wear a face covering or mask to your appointment. Due to limited PPE supply, we are kindly asking that patients bring their own face covering or mask to wear.
Patients should not come to office if they are sick with respiratory symptoms and the visit is not time sensitive. Please call the scheduling desk to reschedule your appointment.
Updated 4/13/2020: Labor and Delivery COVID Screening – OB patients, please note:
Riverbend Hospital is now offering a COVID screening for every mother admitted for labor, induction, or scheduled cesarean section!
This is a rapid one hour test that will provide a starting risk assessment for your growing family. Screening will provide our patients, babies and staff as much information as possible to provide the best safety recommendations.19
We are excited to announce our new telemedicine platform! Telemedicine is a secure HIPAA compliant way to have a face to face visit with your doctor from the safety of your home. You simply use your smartphone or computer to connect with us in real-time. It is simple to navigate, and has been highly successful in getting you in touch with your provider in these unprecedented times. We have had great feedback from our patients!
The following is a small list of appointments that may be appropriate to perform remotely. Please call to inquire if you are eligible for a virtual visit.
Hormone replacement therapy
Heavy or irregular menstrual cycles
Initial assessment of postmenopausal bleeding
Consultation for family history of breast or gynecological cancer
Certain OB visits
Certain postpartum visits
Postpartum mood disorders
Certain pre and postoperative visits
Medication follow up
Results review – labs, imaging, pathology
Miscarriage follow up
Recurrent pregnancy loss
Call today to see if a televisit is right for you! 541-342-8616
If you have a postpartum televisit coming up, please complete the questionnaire below prior to your appointment:
We’re proud to be taking part in the “Bras for a Cause” event again, aiming to raise $100,000 for our neighbors with cancer. Bras for a Cause is organized by the Oregon Cancer Foundation and is a really fun and creative way to donate to a worthy cause. Here’s how it works:
Individuals, groups, and companies have created a fun and themed “bra”
The public (you!) can vote on your favorite design or creation
It costs just $1 (you’ve surely got that in your couch cushions or vehicle dashboard) to cast a vote
Voting runs Oct 1- Oct 31
You can vote as many times as you want
The money stays in Lane county to provide financial assistance to women fighting cancer. You can go online to vote or bring cash to the finance office and we will vote for you.
This year’s theme is “Breast in Show”, and you can see the bras on display at the Bras for a Cause website… which is awaiting your votes!
We’d like to wish all of our patients, family, and friends a happy 2019 International Women’s Day!
The theme for 2019 is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”. This year’s theme inspires us to ask “what can I do to make a difference?”
Thinking big and acting locally is a great start.
We especially love this quote from the International Women’s Day campaign:
Right now is a great and important time in history to do everything possible to help forge a more gender-balanced world. Women have come a long way, yet there’s still more to be achieved. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence.
Hello friends and patients, this is a notice that due to the Winter storm, our clinic is closed today, Tuesday February 26, 2019. Depending on how the weather changes, we may or may not be closed tomorrow (Wednesday). Please make sure to call ahead of time to see if we’re open: (541) 342-8616