We wanted to reach out during this time of Coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) to connect with you about how WomanSafeHealth will operate to ensure the highest level of safety for you, your family and the WomanSafeHealth staff.
For those of you who do not need a physical exam, we ask you to call the office (734-477-5100) or email us (email@example.com) and simply switch your appointment from an in person to a phone visit, also called telehealth. We are aware that many insurance companies are exercising greater leniency around telehealth and that you will have a better chance of being covered for this telehealth consultation. If you are interested in doing telehealth for an upcoming appointment, let us know and we will adjust your claims to read “medically necessary, due to coronavirus pandemic” in addition to changing your coding to reflect telehealth appointments.
If you have traveled in the last 14 days outside of the United States, or in the states of New York, Washington or California (which have the highest rates of coronavirus in the USA), or have been exposed to a known coronavirus infected individual, please refrain from coming to the office at this time. If you suspect that you were in contact with an infected individual and start to develop symptoms of fever, dry cough or shortness of breath, please consider being seen at a facility which can test for coronavirus, rather than coming to WomanSafeHealth. We currently do not have access to the testing kits.
Cleaning and Safety In The Office
For clients that are physically coming into the office, please know that we are only seeing one client at a time, with cleaning safety measures in between. If there is more than one client in the office at a time, clients will be separated into different rooms to ensure safe physical distancing. Dr. Shadigian will be performing all vital signs if they are required. We have gloves for those of you that would feel safer using them during your visit in the office. Hand sanitizer is placed throughout the office as well. Extra precautions have been put in place, with deeper cleaning and emphasis on all surfaces and doors.
WSH Office Updates
At this time, Dr. Marnie Burkman, Andrea Hill, and Kristin Whitfield are not seeing clients in the office. Both Dr. Burkman and Andrea Hill are available for phone telehealth consultations. Elise Aikman is still currently seeing clients.
The Open House scheduled for Monday March 23rd is cancelled. The following Open House is April is tentatively still occurring; however this may change as the coronavirus situation develops.
Woman Advocate Services
In our observance of physical distancing as much as possible, if you are within a twenty-mile radius of our office, our woman advocates are available to both drop off and pick up urine samples & prescriptions from the pharmacy, as well as other limited tasks you may need, upon request.
At-Home Prevention of COVID-19
Currently the only measures outside of physical distancing, and thorough handwashing/hand sanitizing is to boost our own immune systems as much as possible. WomanSafeHealth recommends adequate sleep, healthy food, zinc supplements, Emergen-C, Vitamin C, Echinacea, Chinese herbal immune boosters such as YinChao, as well as the homeopathic remedy oscillococcinum, to name a few. WomanSafeHealth does carry the Chinese herbal immune boosters, Emergen-C, and oscillococcinum.
We are maintaining office hours and want to make sure that you know you can call with questions or schedule care during this time.
We understand the importance of all of us doing our part and taking care of ourselves, so that we can continue to take care of each other.
-Elizabeth, Emma & the WomanSafeHealth staff