Due to the increase of Covid-19 cases we have decided that the office will only see obstetrical patients and urgent non-respiratory issues.
We will not be accepting any new well woman appointments until further notice.
We will be re-scheduling all current non-essential appointments.
*Patients must attend their appointments without visitors.
*For our Obstetrical patients we understand this will be disappointing for husbands, grandparents, children and friends. However, this will reduce the number of people in the office by at least 50% and is the right thing to do. All providers are open to using speakerphone or facetime on the patient's own phone if they desire.
*All patients will be contacted before each appointment to inquire if they have experienced fever, cough, or upper respiratory symptoms. Patients with these symptoms will be asked to speak to the medical assistant. Please do not present with fever or respiratory symptoms to our office! The outpatient setting does not have isolation rooms and the protective personal equipment that an emergency room or hospital does.
We greatly appreciate everyone's understanding as we work to provide prenatal care and provide as much social distancing as possible. Pandemics do not stop babies from being born; we must balance staying open and keeping everyone safe.
Dr. Martin and Dr. Carter
Shea Women's Care has made investments in technology and training to provide telemedicine visits as of 3/23/2020. This is the socially responsible way to provide most non urgent visits at this time.
We will submit a claim to your insurance for a telemedicine visit. Given the circumstances with COVID-19, insurance benefits for this service may be rapidly changing. It is not possible for us to contact each insurance company to check benefits for each service. As the patient, you certainly could reach out to your insurance carrier if you wish to determine if you have telemedicine benefits.
If we learn that telemedicine is NOT a covered benefit when our claim is returned, please contact our office for estimated prices for self pay. If your insurance company does cover telemedicine, there may be cost sharing involved - your co pay or deductible. Again, you can contact your insurance carrier to determine if this applies to you.