We are constantly evaluating how we can provide the safest care. This includes new measures:
- Patients are required to wear a face covering in the clinic. Staff will continue to wear face coverings, also. Please bring your face covering with you to the clinic.
- We are now requiring that patients come alone to their appointments except for specific visit types which are: OB ultrasounds, MD discussions, injection teaching, consent signing, surgery procedures. Please leave children at home.
- We are happy to use FaceTime or other technology so our patients can have partners or family members present.
We’re wearing masks and so should you. CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings. In cases where people are pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19, masks can help limit the spread of transmission. We are also continuing with the safety measures listed below.
4/17/20 — WE’RE OPEN!
No need to delay your fertility journey during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Here’s how we’re keeping our patients, staff and community safe during these unprecedented times.
Staff are wearing face masks – to help stop the spread of germs
Staff’s temperatures are checked 2 times a day everyday
All patients’ temps are checked upon entering the building
Symptom screening for everyone entering building
Vendors and deliveries are using a separate door (and we’re checking their temps too)
We’re disinfecting all common areas multiple times a day and after every patient
We’re scheduling fewer patients to allow for social distancing in the office
Each patient is only allowed one guest and we’re asking that children stay home
Telemedicine appointments are available for new and follow up appointments
Timing is everything when it comes to fertility and we want our patients to have the best chance of success. Call to schedule your appointment today.
Telemedicine appointments are available for new patients or for follow up appointments. Start or continue your fertility treatments safely from home. Please call our front office to schedule. 425-646-4700.
Insurance coverage may be different for telemedicine appointments.
Governor Jay Inslee has officially issued a Stay At Home order for at least two weeks. Per the guidelines issued by Washington State, our medical practice is considered to be an essential service so we are remaining open for our patients.
At Overlake Reproductive Health our primary focus has always been, and continues to be ensuring that our patients are able to get the care they need. With that focus in mind, I want to reassure you that our plan is to stay open and accessible in order to care for our patients.
At the same time, your safety and the safety of our staff is important to us. We are taking additional steps to space out patient visits in order to make sure we are complying with the social distancing guidelines. And we continue to check temperatures and inquire about symptoms of those who enter our clinic.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.
The recommendations from CDC and WSDOH (Washington State Department of Health) for healthcare facilities has been updated and as of today, we have instituted a new policy and procedure to keep our patients and our staff healthy. We are checking temperatures on staff as well as everyone who enters our clinic.
Anyone with a fever of 100.0 F or greater, a cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell or exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be unable to enter our clinic.
We ask patients to limit the number of patient support persons to a minimum of one and to leave children at home. When a patient is accompanied by someone, that person will also need to be monitored.
The CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. Cases of COVID-19 are being reported in a growing number of countries internationally, including the United States and here in Washington state. We are still learning about this virus and, for now, little is known about its impact on reproduction and pregnancy.
Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART) suggest that individuals who are pregnant or seeking to initiate a pregnancy soon, avoid non-essential travel and contact with potentially infected individuals. This advice applies to both men and women.
There is nothing more important to us than the health and well being of our patients, staff, and all of your loved ones.
As you have likely heard several cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Washington state which has heightened our awareness around basic precautions everyone should take to stay healthy and safe this season.
Preventing transmission of the coronavirus is our intent and Overlake Reproductive Health is doubling our efforts to disinfect all public areas multiple times a day to follow a protocol of sanitation throughout the office.
We plan to remain open for business as long as possible by taking additional precautions to help everyone in our practice stay healthy and safe. Hand soap or sanitizer will be available throughout the practice.
We plan to continue operating according to our regular business hours and encourage all healthy patients to come in for their appointments.
The well-being and safety of our patients is our highest priority. In keeping with CDC guidelines, if you are experiencing a fever, cough, or respiratory symptoms, please reschedule your appointment to a later date when you are feeling better.
Again, to limit overall exposure, we ask patients to restrict the number of people accompanying them to office visits to just one.
Please call 425-646-4700 to schedule an appointment or with additional questions.