COVID – 19 (Coronavirus) Office Policy
We review and update this bulletin regularly. Please check back for updates.

The new year and new vaccine bring much promise in dealing with the Covid pandemic. Yet we are seeing record numbers of new cases and hospitalizations across the United States.

We still must continue vigilance and caution and encourage continued prevention strategies: wearing masks and eye covering, frequent hand washing, social distancing and avoiding travel and large gatherings.

This is especially important as we cycle through the expected post-holiday surge of new cases. We can then hopefully see a downtrend in new cases in the coming several months, which will be bolstered as more people are able to receive the vaccine nation-wide. I am sure we all join in the anticipation of one day easing state restrictions and being allowed to see more family members, enjoy more out door activities or simply eating at restaurants.

In the meanwhile please continue safe habits to protect yourself, your family and others.

Happy 2021 to all !!

We encourage everyone to review the attached link from the CDC about Covid illness and exposure. Please consider these safety guidelines when planning visits to our office or elsewhere.

Labor & Delivery

Back to normal midwife and MD coverage for deliveries!! The NorthShore Covid team coverage schedule will end on May 13. Beginning May 14, we will return to coverage within our NSAGO provider group. All MD patients will be seen by NSAGO physicians and all midwife patients will have 100% CNM availability for labor support, deliveries and post-partum care.

Gynecology Visits

Beginning May 18 we will see scheduled annual, routine and well GYN visits at both our offices. As with OB patients, we will continue our calls prior to visits for symptom screening and you will have questionnaire prior to your visit. Please plan to wear a mask to the office and arrive alone. You can have a family member ‘join’ your visit by phone or Facebook if you wish. If you prefer to have a chaperone in the exam room, please feel free to ask and a nurse will be happy to help.

Office Visits for Obstetric Care

Newly pregnant visits and post-partum visits will continue on schedule with the above screening and mask requirements. If you do not have a mask one will  be provided for you when you arrive. We still ask that you arrive alone for the office visits.

Ultrasound Exception

Patients may have their partner come into the office for ultrasound exams. We ask that they also abide by the screening and mask requirements as well as wait in the car until you are called to enter the ultrasound room.

Gynecology Surgery

We are able to schedule elective surgical cases again!. If you have been waiting to schedule a new or postponed elective surgery please call and come in for pre-op visit. Obviously, if there are new worrisome symptoms or concerns of any kind please call and come in.

We appreciate your patience and understanding with this unpredictable event. Also check our website periodically for further updates.

Your Providers and staff at NSAGO