The Providers at Atlanta Women’s Gynecology & Obstetrics, PC want to let you know that the safety and well-being of our patients, their families, and our staff is always our top priority.
Due to the current surge in Covid-19 cases, and the Delta Variant, we are implementing stricter guidelines for staff, vendors, and patients.
As the CDC recommendations related to COVID-19 continue to unfold, we will update our protocols and facility guidelines accordingly: CDC Latest Covid-19 Information
To help reduce and prevent the spread of germs in our office, we are taking the following measures:
- The Practice will continue to require patients to “cover your face/maintain your space” in our lobby waiting room.
- We are encouraging all staff and patients to get the Covid-19 vaccination.
- AWOG employees who exhibit any symptoms of a respiratory illness are to stay home until they are free of any fever or other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications or other symptom-reducing medicines.
- We stress the importance of handwashing for 20 seconds, avoiding touching your face, mouth, nose, and eyes.
- If you are experiencing any symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath) on the day of your appointment, PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE OFFICE!
- Instead, please call the office at (404)352-3616 during normal office hours and we will happily reschedule you to a more appropriate time. If you feel that the reason for your visit demands urgent attention, we can discuss the details with you over the phone and alternative arrangements will be made as necessary.
- Currently, AWOG has a Patient-Only Visitation Policy. We are asking our patients NOT to bring anyone with them to their visit unless:
- You are an OB Patient coming for an Ultrasound Visit. If this is the case, you may bring one (1) vaccinated support person with you. Proof of full vaccination is required.
- You have a disability. If you have a disability, a vaccinated parent, guardian, or caretaker may accompany you. Please inform the practice before your visit. Proof of full vaccination is required.
- Masks are required for everyone throughout the office and for the entire visit–including in the exam rooms.
- As additional guidelines become available, we will update our website and social media with any practice changes.
Unvaccinated Patients: All of our physicians strongly recommend that all that eligible individuals, including those who are pregnant, get the Covid-19 vaccination. For this reason, AWOG will not compose letters or fill out paperwork for vaccine exemption or to provide an excuse to work from home-based upon a patient or family member’s unvaccinated status.
OB Patients: Pregnant and recently pregnant people are at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 when compared to non-pregnant people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Society for Maternal/Fetal Medicine (SMFM), and The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) all strongly recommend that pregnant women get the COVID-19 vaccination.
AWOG has been and will continue to monitor and adhere to current CDC guidelines and the advice of trusted medical organizations. Please visit the CDC website for more information concerning Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People.