COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our policies and restrictions are being updated frequently.

We are asking all patients to wear a mask to your appointment. If you do not have a mask, please check the [CDC website] for alternatives.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or you are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, call the UNC helpline at 1-888-850-2684 before visiting our office, an urgent care location, hospital, or emergency room.  Please reschedule your appointment if you have COVID-19 symptoms or are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19. This can be done through your patient portal or by calling our office at 919-781-5510.

If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911 or seek immediate treatment.

We are currently limiting patient appointments to gynecologic and obstetric emergencies, as well as necessary routine perinatal care. We have reduced the number of prenatal care visits. Please see our [prenatal care chart] for more information. This is a necessary step to reduce everyone’s risk of COVID-19 infection. We are now scheduling telemedicine visits for established patients! Please request an appointment through your patient portal.

As a courtesy to our patients and staff in order to reduce risk of exposure, we have a NO VISITORS POLICY. We will be happy to reschedule your appointment to accommodate this policy. We are also asking all patients to wear a mask to your appointment. If you do not have a mask, please check the [CDC website] for alternatives.

Please visit the CDC and NCDHHS websites for the latest developments.


ADDITIONAL COVID-19 INFORMATION:

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