Stay Informed About COVID-19
Advanced OGYN is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients and staff. Please see below for more information and updates regarding COVID-19 and your care during this time.
Is COVID Vaccine Safe?
Please find below the link to ACOG's guidance regarding the COVID vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine / Hunterdon Healthcare, New Jersey
Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Patients Against COVID-19 | ACOG
The physicians at Advanced OBGYN endorse the ACOG recommendations that pregnant individual be vaccinated against COVID-19
COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy: Conversation Guide for Clinicians | ACOG
Coronavirus (COVID-19), Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding: A Message for Patients | ACOG
Breastfeeding and Caring for Newborns | CDC
Please call 908-806-0080 to make an in person or Telehealth appointment to discuss your care with your physician.
WEARING FACE MASKS IS NOW OPTIONAL:
In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we continually updates the safety protocols. As infection rates and community transmission levels have decreased, and the severity of COVID-19 illnesses has also declined, we are now able to downgrade some safety measures.
Effective March 28, 2023, the use of a face mask is now optional for most individuals in our offices.
Continued masking is required for patients / visitors with any of the following:
- Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Runny nose/cold-like symptoms
If the COVID community level or transmission level increases, the mask protocol may be re-evaluated and changed.
To protect our patients and healthcare staff, we will only allow one person to accompany a patient during most types of appointments in our offices.
We have engaged a new platform for “telehealth”. With this technology, we can conduct medical visits by phone or videoconference. This is an excellent option for medication checks, discussion visits, and for follow up visits after labs, imaging, or surgical procedures. We intend to use this option for our short-term postpartum check-ups as well.
If you think that your upcoming appointment is appropriate for this approach, please call the office to reschedule the visit as a telehealth visit. In response to the social distancing recommendations related to this crisis, insurance providers changed their policies to facilitate telehealth access for the patients on their plans. We can help to determine if your insurance supports telehealth services.
IF YOU ARE SICK:
We also want to protect our healthcare staff. Therefore, we ask that if you:
- Have a known exposure to COVID-19
- Live with a person who is on quarantine for a suspected case of COVID-19, or known exposure to the virus
- Have a fever
- Show any symptoms of viral upper respiratory infection (runny nose, sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing)
Please do NOT come to the office without calling us first so that we can put safety protocols for you and our staff.
WASHING AND SANITIZING:
By now you have heard it, wash hands frequently and don’t touch your face.
For over 20 years Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology has prioritized hygiene and cleanliness at each location. We have always practiced strict adherence to CDC, OSHA and ADA guidelines to prevent spread of infectious disease. We continue to regularly sanitize office spaces, common gathering areas, and exam rooms. Given the current pandemic and recommendations for reducing risk for community spread, we have increased the frequency of our sanitation protocols, limited seating in the waiting rooms, and removed all of the magazines and toys from common spaces.
We will continue to keep you informed of updates and changes to protocol. In the meantime, please make every effort to remain healthy. Our thoughts and prayers are with those people and families directly affected by the virus and with those working to quell its spread.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
The Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology Healthcare Team