May 12th, 2020
As previously stated, our office was going to start allowing visitors for OB anatomy ultrasounds the week of May 18th. We unfortunately have to delay this exception until further notice. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change. Our visitor policy remains that NO visitors will be permitted to accompany you to your appointment. A visitor is only permitted if it is deemed medically necessary (physical/mental impairment) OR there is a language barrier for the patient herself. We are hoping that this policy can change soon but the health and safety of patients and staff remains our number one priority. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak closely and inform you of any changes.
We are still set to re-open to normal hours starting May 18th but are still heavily recommending telehealth visits when appropriate. This is a safe and convenient way to receive care while you remain in the safety of your own home. Please call the office to inquire more about telehealth visits.
Lastly, as a reminder, please wear a face mask to your appointment. Be safe and healthy!!
April 27, 2020
Colorado’s stay-at-home order has been lifted effective April 26th and transitioned to a “safer at home” phase. However, the stay-at-home order for Arapahoe and Jefferson county (where our two clinics are located) will not lift until May 8th. While it is not mandatory to stay home once in the safer at home phase, it is encouraged. Although we are seeing the number of hospital admissions level off, it is still necessary to take the proper precautions such as:
- Stay at home unless necessary
- If you’re sick, stay home
- Wear face coverings when out
- No gatherings of 10 or more people
All About Women’s Care will plan to have our reduced hours until May 18th. As a reminder, our Englewood office is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and our Littleton office is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Our phones are still accepting incoming calls Monday through Friday. Starting May 18th, both of our offices will resume normal office hours.
We will also resume scheduling routine and non-urgent appointments, as of May 11th. It is of the utmost importance that we resume catering to all healthcare needs by providing services that we have had to put on hold. However, by doing so, we will still remain vigilant on abiding by proper social distancing rules, screening questions/temperature taking, and following the necessary cleaning and disinfection protocols.
We will still be conducting visits via telehealth as long as the nature of your appointment can be done virtually. Please call the office to inquire more about telehealth visits. We have been very satisfied with telehealth visits as they have enabled us to continue to offer convenient, compassionate care to you while you remain in the safety of your own home.
We are changing our visitor policy for OB anatomy scan ultrasounds starting May 18th. We will be allowing ONE visitor to accompany our OB patients to their anatomy scan ultrasound. A visitor will also be permitted if it is deemed medically necessary (physical/mental impairment) OR there is a language barrier for the patient herself.
WE ARE REQUIRING ALL PATIENTS, AS WELL AS THEIR VISITORS, TO WEAR A FACE COVERING/MASK. If your visitor does not wear a face covering they will not be able to accompany you back to your appointment.
We appreciate all of your support and patience with the changes we have had to make in our schedule as well as policies. We will ensure to communicate if there are any changes to this announcement. Please continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands and stay safe!
April 2, 2020
As you know, the pandemic in Colorado has become increasingly worse with more cases of coronavirus appearing everyday. As a result, we have had to adjust our office hours, visitor policy and also cancel routine and non-urgent appointments in our office in an attempt to keep our patients and staff safe during this most difficult time. We deeply appreciate your understanding of all of our changes thus far.
We are no longer allowing visitors in our office. This means we are no longer allowing any support person unless this support person is deemed medically necessary OR there is a language barrier for the patient herself. We realize this is going to be very difficult for our obstetric patients considering this means they will not be allowed to see the ultrasounds and accompany their partners to the visits and we are deeply sorry. We do think this will decrease exposure to both you as a patient and our staff. We hope you understand our reasoning behind this.
After April 6th, our Swedish Englewood location will only be open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our Southwest Littleton office will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. We realize this might be an inconvenience for some but in an effort to remain open but limit our staffs exposure on a day to day basis; this is the step we have to take. It is of the utmost importance that your healthcare needs not be impacted during this change. On the days that we are closed, our providers will be on standby should there be a need to get connected to one immediately. Any non-urgent concerns or requests can be submitted through your ‘follow my health’ patient portal. CURRENTLY, WE WILL STILL BE ACCEPTING INCOMING PHONE CALLS ON THESE DAYS. However, we have a limited number of staff to do so.
We are rescheduling all non-urgent visits, routine visits. We know this is a significant inconvenience for many of you and we apologize for this change. Please understand that we are taking these actions to prevent you and your family from any unnecessary exposure to the virus. There continues to be a rising number of infections that are community acquired and we know that asymptomatic patients can transmit the virus. By doing this, we automatically limit the number of patients in our waiting room, complying more effectively with social distancing recommendations.
We have launched telemedicine visits. We hope these telemedicine visits will allow us to continue to offer convenient, compassionate care to you while you remain in the safety of your own home. Click here to get more information on how to schedule these telemedicine visits in the upcoming week.
The providers and staff at All About Women’s Care always place importance on patient and staff health and safety. This is what we are currently doing in office:
- Conducting screening questions while scheduling your appointment as well as when you arrive for your appointment. If ‘yes’ to any question you will properly be masked and immediately led to an isolated room
- Taking temperatures at the door
- Following the recommended CDC protocols for the prevention of COVID-19
- Practicing social distancing guidelines for our staff as well as patients
What are the symptoms?
If you have a fever, new cough (within the last two weeks), shortness of breath, or flu-like symptoms, please call our office or send a message to your provider via the secure patient portal for guidance on your upcoming appointment.
What can I do to protect myself and others?
Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
We appreciate all your understanding to these changes and remain diligent in providing you your essential healthcare needs!