Getting Virtual Care
Can I change my scheduled appointment to a call or video (telemedicine) visit?
All of our clinics now offer telemedicine appointments. Depending on the reason for your visit, we might be able to provide care virtually and help you avoid any unnecessary trips to one of our clinics. Simply call your office to schedule a video-based appointment with your provider today.
Common appointments that are offered through telemedicine include: contraception counseling, Coronavirus (COVID-19) screening, reviewing lab results, refilling prescriptions, and more.
To learn more, visit usaobgyn.com/telemedicine.
Telemedicine: What to Expect
- Many insurance companies don’t require copays for telemedicine visits right now
- Our providers can screen you for COVID-19 virtually to determine if you need testing
- If you have an annual exam scheduled, you can receive preventive care virtually now and come in later for a physical exam (if you need a pap smear, etc.)
- Telemedicine is private and easy to use
- All you need is a smartphone or a computer with a camera!
Please note: you can still come in for an in-person visit for OB and urgent care needs that can’t be completed virtually.
Pregnancy & Prenatal Care
What if I am pregnant? Am I at an increased risk?
At this time, we do not know if pregnant women are more likely or at a higher risk than the rest of the general public. Currently, available data has not provided direct evidence that COVID-19 increases the risk of miscarriage, increases risk of early pregnancy loss, or is passed to the baby during pregnancy. However, we do know that pregnant women experience changes in their bodies that can increase their risk of infection and the severity of their illness, like with the flu or respiratory infections. Because we are still learning about COVID-19, we recommend that you take all of the same precautions as the general public, as well as continue with your prenatal appointments and care. Don’t hesitate to call your provider’s office if you have any questions or concerns.
You might also be thinking about vitamins and nutrition to help avoid getting sick. Know that a well rounded diet along with your prenatal vitamin has everything your body needs. You can also take Vitamin C or eat foods with Vitamin C like oranges, kiwis and strawberries.