COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Policy
Updated May 11, 2020
After careful consideration and guidance from the medical community, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have enacted a few new policies, effective May 11, 2020.
Only staff, patients, and 0-1 support people will be permitted to enter the office. If you rely on another person for transportation, they may wait in their personal vehicle during the appointment. We ask that you minimize waiting in public spaces.
In accordance with EvergreenHealth facility visitor policy, no minor visitors (under age 18) are allowed unless the minor is the patient.
Visitor Screening for COVID-19:
Every patient and visitor will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at entry (Blue Main Entrance) by EvergreenHealth staff and again by our staff.
As recommended by the CDC, we are now requiring that everyone – patients, visitors, physicians, staff and vendors – wear a mask when visiting any EvergreenHealth facility to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Please bring a disposable or cloth mask, or a homemade face covering such as a t-shirt or a bandana, from home and wear it for the duration of your visit.
If you have a fever, respiratory symptoms or has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks, we ask that you call to reschedule your appointment. We can help guide you to a place for viral testing if deemed necessary. At this time, we are not testing in our office.
We are slowly starting to schedule routine appointments, such as annual exams, pre-conception and birth control counseling. These appointments are limited at this time and we appreciate your patience.
We are offering some of the prenatal, postpartum and GYN visits to video visits. Please speak to one of our staff members if you are interested in telehealth visits.
Please understand that all of these restrictions are to limit exposures for both our patients and our staff. We do not take any of these decisions lightly and make them with the utmost concern for your health. We will continue to make updates as we have them.
Dr. Dydell, Tsuang, and Tun