With concerns about COVID-19 all over the news and the priority to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, you might wonder when calling your Ob-Gyn is absolutely necessary. Luckily, care is now more accessible than ever with the addition of telemedicine.


In-Office Visits:

  • You think you might be pregnant
  • If you are experiencing pain/lesions/discharge ‘down there’
  • Missed or late periods
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • If you are experiencing pelvic pain and cramping outside of your menstrual cycle
  • Pain and difficulty with urination

In-Office or Video-Based Telemedicine Visits:

  • If you are looking to start, end, or change birth control
  • To review lab results or follow-up from a previous visit
  • For prescriptions refills and medication questions
  • Common health & mental wellness concerns


In-Office Visits:

  • For all your regularly scheduled in-office OB appointments
  • If you are experiencing spotting or bleeding
  • If you are feeling pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Fever, persistent vomiting, severe diarrhea
  • Swelling in hands, fingers, or face
  • Severe headaches or dizziness
  • Pain or cramping in arms, legs, or chest

In-Office or Video-Based Telemedicine Visits:

  • Prescription refills and questions
  • To review lab results or follow-up questions from a previous visit
  • General pregnancy questions or concerns
  • Common health & mental wellness concerns

Heartland Women’s Healthcare has locations across Southern Illinois and Missouri. We now also offer video-based telemedicine and same-day appointment options to make getting the care you need faster and easier than ever.

To make an appointment call the Patient Support Center (Open 7 Days) at (618) 997-5266.

Video-Based Telemedicine Appointments Available:

Monday-Friday 7am-9pm
Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm

In-Office Appointments Available:

[Times vary slightly by location]