Aventa Specialized Women’s Care Responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We are prepared to care for you.
Out of an abundance of caution in response to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, if you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, DO NOT COME INTO THE PRACTICE.
UPDATES: We understand you are getting a lot of information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from many sources and agencies. We will continue to update you through our social media pages and website with the most current information about our practice with any changes in procedures that we may have to keep our families and team healthy.
November 23rd, 2020
Recently the CDC changed their position regarding the risk to pregnant women who contract COVID-19. While we previously believed pregnant women were at no greater risk for severe illness, more recent data found that pregnant women are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. The study found that pregnant women are more likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), receive invasive ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and are at increased risk of death compared to nonpregnant women.
The things we want you to take away from this are as follows:
1. This data is ever-evolving and information is always changing. This is a NEW virus that has been around for less than one year. We do not share this with you to scare you—instead, we share this with you to keep you updated and informed on the information that is available to us.
2. Fortunately, there are three things we KNOW that can help keep you safe: MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCE, AND WASH YOUR HANDS.
3. We will do what we can in our office to keep you safe. We ask that if you bring your significant other to your ultrasound appointment, this person wait in the car until they are notified to come in. No one else will be allowed in (in other words, no children will be allowed into the office during your ultrasound). Remember, this is for both your safety, our healthcare workers’ safety, and the safety of all of our pregnant patients.
Telemedicine Appointments: Appointments include but are not limited to:
-Birth Control consult or refill
– Medication refills (thyroid, depression, anxiety, etc.)
– Hormone consultations
– Fertility consultations
– Lab reviews
– Preconception counseling
– Urinary tract infections
– STI screening
Covered by BC/BS of Alabama, or call your insurance to ensure they cover telemedicine. Your normal copay will typically apply. If they do not cover telemedicine, the appointment will be $75.
Schedule an appointment today at 334-699-2229 to request an appointment.
Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive a text to complete or update your chart and check-in.
Additionally: Our Flowers Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Department met yesterday to discuss moving forward. We agreed unanimously to adhere to the recommendations of the American College of Surgeons and the Surgeon General. Our last day of scheduled elective cases was Friday, March 20. We will continue to be ready to provide care for emergencies and urgent cases.
KEEPING YOU SAFE: We are reviewing recommendations daily and remaining up to date on the things that affect our patients. We want to be a resource to you for questions, so call, and we can answer.
We believe it is our responsibility to do our very best to provide you excellent care in the safest environment possible—at all times, but especially now. Things seem uncertain, and we know some people wonder if we are overreacting or panicking. We believe the following (that I read somewhere else!):
I imagine all the closures and cancellations give people a sense of ominousness. But it’s really an amazing act of social solidarity. We’re sacrificing so we can give nurses, doctors, and hospitals a fighting chance.
Thank you for your cooperation and trust.