Important Information for Patients Visiting Pierremont OB-GYN Specialists

If you have symptoms of or exposure to COVID-19 Coronavirus
CALL FOR INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOU COME
so that we can limit potential exposure to our other patients and staff.

We Ask You to Mask

For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask you to mask when you visit our hospitals and clinics. Don’t have one? They are easy to make. Watch the surgeon general’s video.

We Ask You to Mask

For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask you to mask when you visit our office. Don’t have one? They are easy to make. Watch the surgeon general’s video.

We here at Pierremont Ob/Gyn Specialists wanted to take the time to let all of our patients know we are here for you during this extraordinary time in efforts to do our part and help “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 transmission and help reduce the chance that our local health care systems will become overwhelmed by large numbers of potential new cases all at once, we are working to reduce office and hospital traffic by postponing annual exams and non-essential visits until what we deem to be a more appropriate time. We will continue with routine prenatal visits, obstretric problem visits, urgent gynecological problem visits and post-operative visits. Our phone lines will remain open and our office will continue to be fully staffed during our normal operating hours for medication refills and advice on other problems. We all look forward to the time when these inconveniences will be over for all of us and we can be back to full and normal operations

FACTS ABOUT COVID-19

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

The most common symptoms that may appear 2 to 14 days following exposure to the virus are:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

Symptoms may also include at least two of these:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

COVID-19 RISK FACTORS

  1. Travel to an affected country/region
  2. Close contact (within 6 feet) with a person diagnosed with COVID-19

IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE COVID-19

If you suspect you have COVID-19 AND you have one of more of the risk factors, immediately call your primary care physician for instruction.  If you do not have a primary care provider, call the Louisiana Department of Health general information line (2-1-1) or your preferred healthcare provider (urgent care, emergency department) for instructions. 

DO NOT ARRIVE AT ANY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER WITHOUT CALLING FIRST TO GET INSTRUCTIONS. Arriving at a location without getting instruction risks exposure of others who do not have this virus. 

IF YOUR CONDITION IS LIFE-THREATENING, CALL 9-1-1, but be sure to SHARE YOUR SYMPTOMS and RISK FACTORS with the operator so appropriate measures can be taken when transporting you to a healthcare facility.

Avoid public areas.  Stay at home away from others if you are sick.

Limit contact with pets and animals. Since little is known about this virus, avoid contact with your pets. If you must care for a pet while ill, wash your hands before interacting with the pet and wear a facemask.

Cover your coughs and sneezes. Dispose of tissues in a lined trashcan. Wash your hands immediately.

Clean your hands often. Wash with soap and water at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom, and before eating or preparing food. If you do not have soap and water, use an alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your face.  Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Clean household/personal items daily. These include your dishes, cell phone, computer keyboard, door knobs, countertops, sink faucet handles, etc.