Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Updated 6/3/21


Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

LAST UPDATED 6/3/21 – As further developments on COVID-19 become available, we will provide updates here to keep you informed and safe. Please continue to follow our website, Facebook and Instagram social for up-to-date information. We encourage you to also follow both the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more information.

To Our Patients

As your physician providers, we understand that COVID-19 has created a frightening and totally unexpected dimension to your healthcare. Your health and wellbeing – both physical and emotional – is our ultimate goal, and to that end, we encourage you to discuss all your concerns openly with your physician. We are your advocates and are here for you. We are all in this journey together.

Screening Questions

If you are scheduled for an upcoming appointment to our office, please review the below screening questions. If you answer YES to any of these questions, please call your provider’s office so we can reschedule you to a later, safer time:

  1. Have you or anyone you’ve been around experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 7 days?

    • Fever or Chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
    • Fatigue 
    • Muscle or Body Aches
    • Headache
    • New Loss of Taste or Smell
    • Sore Throat
    • Congestion or Runny Nose
    • Nausea or Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  2. Have you been exposed or in physical close contact to anyone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days?

  3. Are you currently waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test?

Visitor Policy

We ask that no spouses, companions or children accompany you to your office visit, unless previously cleared by your physician. Please call your provider’s office for any questions.

Face Protection

Regardless of vaccination status, we still require masks in all of our offices, as per the CDC's current recommendations on mask usage in healthcare facilities. This could be a cloth mask, medical grade mask or scarf, covering both your nose and mouth. 

Virtual Medicine

We will continue to offer virtual visits as an alternate to in-person appointments. Like a traditional office visit, we can easily address your concerns, discuss medication needs and determine your individualized treatment plan – all from the comfort of your home. Please call your provider’s office for more information and to schedule.

COVID-19 Vaccine

We, the physicians at Avina Women's Care, would like to remind all of our patients that we stand in strong support of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Through the hard work and dedication of our medical colleagues involved in scientific research, we would like to highlight the following evidenced-based points regarding the vaccine:

  • Pregnant women remain at an elevated risk for severe COVID-19 disease compared to non-pregnant women.
  • Pregnant women have been shown to pass on protective antibodies to babies via the placenta prior to delivery.
  • Breastfeeding women have been shown to pass on protective antibodies to infants through breast milk.
  • Unfounded claims linking the vaccines to infertility have been scientifically disproven. 

We stand in support with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine on the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines

We recommend continuing to following the CDC's COVID-19 guidelines: 

  • When you must leave your home to visit high-traffic public places, such as grocery stores or pharmacies, wear a mask or face covering.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water is not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Refrain from close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues immediately in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

Steps Taken by Avina Women’s Care

  • Disinfecting Offices: We are keeping our offices clean by disinfecting all examination, waiting and high-traffic patient areas multiple times each day.
  • Social Distancing: We will do our best with the arrangement of our waiting rooms as well as our processes with getting patients to exam rooms to reduce direct contact with other patients.
  • Hand Sanitizer: We have sanitizer available for patients.
  • Staying Informed: We’re working with local government agencies and staying up to date with all national updates to stay informed and keep our patients safe. 

Thank you for your patience and consideration with all of the changes that have occurred over the last year. Our entire staff at Avina Women’s Care is dedicated to keeping you healthy. Keep up the great work, Avina Family! Let's put this pandemic behind us.