At Fort Sanders Perinatal Center, protecting the health and safety of our patients, visitors, and staff is more important now than ever. We are strictly adhering to CDC guidelines and Covenant Health policy regarding COVID-19. Here’s what you can expect at your upcoming appointment:
Visitor restrictions are still in place at this time, and include:
- Only one adult support person 18 years or older will be allowed to accompany you to your office visit. You and your support person must wear a mask during your entire visit.
- Women giving birth may have two designated visitors during their stay who may visit in the room at the same time.
If you’re sick or have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, call our nurses’ line to receive instructions on what to do.
All patients, visitors, and staff are required to wear a cloth mask over the nose and mouth at all times while at our clinic. Masks should not be removed when you get to an exam room. Anyone not wearing a mask may not enter our clinic and refusal to wear one will result in appointment cancellation.
To conserve masks for our staff, we encourage you to bring a mask from home.
Patients will continue to be screened for fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Some waiting areas have been reconfigured to meet social distancing requirements. You may be asked to remain in your car and call the office to notify staff of your arrival to help eliminate lobby wait time.
We’ve implemented enhanced cleaning protocols, especially in high-contact surface areas such as lobbies and patient areas.
To help protect our mothers and babies, all prenatal classes have been cancelled until further notice. Until we can resume face-to-face classes, here are free online classes to help you prepare!