Important COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The physicians at OBGYN West are following the recommendations of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists regarding the COVID Vaccine.

  • It is okay to get the vaccine during pregnancy, the postpartum period, while breastfeeding and prior to getting pregnant.
  • You may receive any of the 2 approved vaccines (Moderna & Pfizer)
  • There is no data to support a specific time frame of when it is “best” to receive the vaccine. You may get it at any point during the pregnancy.

If you get the vaccine and develop side effects please use Tylenol and follow the package instructions.

Please visit ACOG’s website for more information at https://www.acog.org/womens-health/faqs/coronavirus-covid-19-pregnancy-and-breastfeeding.

COVID-19 Clinic Policies:

  • Starting April 7, 2021 OBGYN West will allow one visitor per patient per appointment.  
  • We are asking Restricted Individuals to stay home. Restricted Individuals would be those individuals who have traveled outside the country in the last 14 days to UK, China, Italy, South Korea, Iran and Europe.  Individuals who have signs or symptoms of respiratory infection.
  • Our Minnetonka, Eden Prairie Chaska and Waconia  locations are open.
  • We are open to seeing patients in clinic or through virtual visits.

We continually update our clinic policies in response to the changes from Federal and State Government agencies.  

In our offices, we are:

  • Sanitizer in all waiting areas.
  • On the week of June 1, 2020 we put plexiglass at the receptionist desks.
  • Finger cots provided for patients to use when checking in on the kiosks.
  • We are asking patients that have masks to wear them when entering the clinic, if you don’t have a mask we will provide you one.
  • Cleaning all patient and staff areas multiple times a day with disinfectant solutions
  • Deep cleaning all care areas, equipment, and materials daily
  • Removing frequently-touched materials in waiting areas
  • Requiring sick employees to stay home and follow MDH guidelines for returning to work.
  • Requiring all staff who have contact with patients to wear masks.

For your appointment(s):

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before coming to your appointment.
  • Be courteous to others when in the office: cover coughs inside your sleeve, throw tissues in garbage cans, limit face touching, and wash your hands often.
  • Reschedule your appointment if you or a family member is sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms. Virtual (telemedicine) appointments are also available.
  • Reschedule your appointment 14 days out or more if you have been exposed, or are concerned you’ve been exposed, to someone with COVID-19.
  • If you have traveled to any of the countries that the CDC has designated LEVEL 3 zones within the last two weeks, you should be under self-quarantine. Visit the CDC website for more information and learn about travel precautions.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health continue to update their recommendations regarding coronavirus, (COVID- 19). As cases continue to rise in Minnesota, you likely have questions about infection control preparations at our clinics. We are monitoring the latest in infection control protocols and are actively planning for the predicted spread of this virus and will do our best to help you stay healthy.

Because we all have a part to play in helping to prevent further spread of COVID-19 and any other illnesses, review the following and don’t hesitate to call us with questions at 952-249-2000.