Updated: August 14, 2021, 8:00AM
While WHA is not able to offer COVID-19 vaccines at this time, they are readily available in the community and we enthusiastically recommend all eligible people be vaccinated, including people who are pregnant and lactating. Find a location >
Caring for you as safely as possible continues to be our highest priority. If you have an upcoming appointment, please click to review specific information before your visit:
Here are the precautions we’re taking to protect you and our teams:
Physical distancing. We are using all the ways we can to follow the recommended guidelines for physical distancing in our offices and to limit unnecessary exposure of our patients, staff and providers. This includes:
- Asking that patients attend visits alone. Review our current support person guidelines before your visit >
- Scheduling fewer people than we normally would for in-person care;
- Providing helpful visual reminders to keep your distance throughout our offices;
- Working remotely, whenever possible (including telehealth visits); and
- Limiting in-person capacity in our smallest offices.
Screening. All patients, support people, children and WHA staff and providers are screened for symptoms of COVID-19 everyday before entering our offices.
Universal masking. All patients, support people, children age 5 and older and WHA staff and providers wear masks while in WHA facilities. Please wear a clean fabric mask from home that fits well and covers your nose and mouth. Please remember to leave it on the whole time, even during your appointment—unless one of our team members asks you to remove it. If your mask doesn’t fit or is uncomfortable, we’re happy to give you a new one – just ask!
Wondering whether face shields alone or vented masks are enough? The short answer: nope!
Enhanced infection control. You’ll probably notice hand sanitizer in our offices (like, everywhere). You might see a friendly sign or two about proper hand hygiene. You may be wondering where last month’s issue of Oprah has been stashed. Or you could see our teams wiping things down more often. Bottom line: we’re going the extra mile to help prevent the spread of illness in our offices.
Telehealth. Hello, pandemic silver lining! Telehealth video appointments are a great alternative to in-person care for many types of appointments, including behavioral and mental health visits, birth control consultations, routine obstetric checks, some types of gynecology visits or even preventative care appointments. If you have an urgent need to speak with a medical provider, telehealth visits are typically available within just a day or two. This is one of those things we hope sticks around! Learn more >
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