In the midst of the global Covid 19 pandemic and with rising cases in the Kansas City area, the physicians at Rockhill Women’s Care want to reaffirm our commitment to caring for and protecting our patients, their babies, and our community.
Pregnancy is an independent risk factor for complications caused by the Covid 19 infection. These include increased risk of severe illness, ICU admission, need for intubation and ventilation, preterm birth and death. Additionally, pregnant women are 2.5 more likely to suffer these complications with the Delta variant compared to the original strain. The very best way for patients to protect themselves from these complications is to receive the Covid 19 vaccine.
All of our physicians are fully vaccinated against Covid 19. We stand by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, and the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations that pregnant women, lactating women, and women attempting to conceive receive the vaccine.
Rockhill Women’s Care will not provide mask or vaccine exemptions. Masking is a necessary step to decrease the spread of and exposure to Covid 19 and therefore, we support universal masking. In concordance with CDC guidelines on healthcare facilities, proper mask wearing is required in our offices for the entire duration of the visit.
We do want to thank all our patients that have chosen to get vaccinated, we appreciate your commitment to the health of our community.
For more information, go to https://cdc.gov/coronavirus and https://www.acog.org/womens-health/faqs/coronavirus-covid-19-pregnancy-and-breastfeeding
For everyone’s well-being and to prevent spreading of this virus, we are following these protocols:
- We continue to regularly disinfect our office and have enhanced our cleaning protocols to ensure your safety.
- We are asking screening questions to patients and visitors as well as taking temperatures before entry.
- Everyone in our office must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth for the duration of the visit.
- Each patient is allowed one visitor at their appointment. Visitors must be over the age of 14, pass all screening questions, and wear a mask for the duration of the visit.
- Postpartum patients may bring their infant if no other care is available.
- If you have an appointment and identify with the following statements, please call us to reschedule:
- Fever greater than 100.4 or fatigue
- Respiratory symptoms, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
- Exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days
- Placed in self/hospital quarantine by medical doctor
- Traveled internationally or on any cruise ship
We Offer Telemedicine Visits
Follow these easy steps for a Telemedicine appointment
- Call (816) 282-7809 to schedule
- We provide an appointment time and doxy.me web address via text
- Any browser works except Internet Explorer
- Use a device with a camera and microphone
- Click on the provided doxy.me link
- Enable the microphone and video on your device
- If you are early, your clinician’s name and “offline” notice will be displayed
- Wait 10 minutes as clinician may be running late
- Call (816) 282-7809 if experiencing long wait time
- The message function only works when the clinician is connected
- Ending the session to call will not lose your appointment time