Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Pacific Women’s Center wants to make sure that our patients are educated about coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit the CDC’s website for information about symptoms, prevention, FAQs, and updates:
UPDATED 3/25/2020: Instruction for patients with upcoming appointments:
- Remote check-in: Rather than coming into the lobby, please call 541-342-8616 (option 1) to check into your appointment from your vehicle once you arrive.
- If you have an appointment or ultrasound scheduled, we are asking that you come alone. We are no longer allowing a support person or children to attend office visits or ultrasounds.
- 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.
- Current patients: If you have concerns or questions, please call the office at 541-342-8616.
Updated 3/26/2020: Modified Hospital Visitor Policy – OB patients, please note:
Updated visitation restrictions for our patients delivering at RiverBend Hospital and McKenzie Willamette Hospital:
- For Labor & Deliver/Mother-Baby Units (UPDATED 3/26/2020):
- No more than ONE support person may accompany delivering mothers to the Labor & Delivery Unit.
- The support person may not be traded out with someone else during the patient’s stay.
- For surrogates, the patient can have 1 support person and 2 intended parents present.
- Appointments for outpatient lactation will be limited to the breastfeeding woman, one support person and infants.
- For Pediatric Unit (eighth floor): Only parents or guardians are allowed.
- For Neonatal Intensive Care Unit(NICU): Only parents or guardians are allowed.
- PeaceHealth has launched a valuable online reference tool for patients and community members: https://www.peacehealth.org/coronavirus.
- For Peacehealth Visitor Information, please visit https://www.peacehealth.org/coronavirus#visitor
The CDC recommends:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.