COVID-19 News and Updates

At Women's Health Connecticut, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the most up-to-date information on the continued spread of COVID-19 and how that affects our patients and our providers. This page will be updated regularly as new information comes in. 

At this time we will continue to see patients at our offices and are actively screening each patient to ensure they do not expose our office or patient community to any illness (coronavirus, flu, or other active viruses). For those of you who may have an OB or GYN health issue that is problematic but not urgent, the best place for you to seek care is within our offices. Please contact us prior to heading to any walk-in clinic or ER. Learn more about what women should know about COVID-19

Telemedicine Announcement

Most of Women’s Health Connecticut practices will now offer Spruce Health, a telemedicine service that will allow our patients the ability to reach their physician for non-urgent ObGyn needs over video chat. Telemedicine appointments must be scheduled by calling the office, just as a regular appointment. The office will let you know if they are ready to accept telemedicine appointments. 

To start using Spruce, you must have an invitation link. This special link tells Spruce which practice you'll communicate with once you're on the app. Typically our doctor will send the invitation link via a text message or by email. To get the link, you can call your doctor’s office, or find your practices’ link here.

Here are the steps to set up your Spruce account:

  1. Because Spruce is a mobile app, you must accept the invitation from your mobile phone. After finding and click your practice link (found here), insert your phone number to receive an invitation text.
  2. Open the text message that contains the invitation link. The link usually looks like care/_______. Click the link.
  3. Your mobile phone's internet browser will open to a Spruce webpage. Select Get the App & Connect. This will take you to the iOS App Store or Google Play, depending on your phone.
  4. Select the Spruce – Care Messenger app and download. Once the download is complete, open the Spruce app on your phone and select Continue when prompted.
  5. Select Create a new account, and enter your personal mobile phone number. You will receive a verification code via text message. (If you do not receive a verification code within five minutes, delete the app and start again from step one.)
  6. On the next screen, enter the verification code, select Next, and enter your profile information to complete your setup. You can begin messaging with your provider once you have completed these steps!

For more instructions, here is a video to help you download the Spruce app. If you're a patient using Spruce and have any issues using the Spruce app, click here.

Practice Protocols

It is important to note that some of our practices have instated specific protocols to reduce the possibility of COVID-19 transmission. Below is a list of practice updates and protocols: 

Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology

Effective immediately, we will only be seeing patients in our Westport office for urgent and pregnancy-related matters. If you are currently scheduled for a routine checkup we will ask that you reschedule for a later date.

Some patients may be asked to wait in their cars while we clear other patients from the waiting area

Briar Rose Network

We are rescheduling some routine appointments, patients are encouraged to reschedule their annual appointments. We will be screening patients for illness on the phone before appointments. 

Connecticut Women's OB/GYN

We will be screening patients for illness on the phone before appointments. We also ask patients to limit their number of visitors.

Fine and Gillette

In order to adhere to current recommendations regarding social distancing, starting this week we will be modifying our office schedule to accommodate urgent gynecologic appointments. Patients can request refills of maintenance medications.

Temporary hours

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Greater Hartford Women’s Health Associates

We have closed our Hartford and Enfield offices. We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at our West Hartford and Glastonbury offices. 

As of March 17, 2020, we will be postponing annual exams. All OB patients will be seen for routine prenatal care. Only patients will be allowed in waiting rooms, exam rooms, and sonograms. All visitors must wait outside.

Patients with in-office surgeries and hospital surgeries considered non-emergent are being asked to reschedule.

Helm & Helm

Only patients will be allowed in waiting rooms, exam rooms, and sonograms. All visitors must wait outside. All of our exam rooms are being thoroughly disinfected after every patient, and waiting rooms are being cleaned 2 to 3 times a day. 

Mansfield OB/GYN Associates

We are rescheduling some routine appointments. Patients will receive a call from if we are suggesting they reschedule. We will be screening patients for illness on the phone before appointments. Only patients will be allowed in waiting rooms, exam rooms, and sonograms. All visitors must wait outside.

Progressive Women's Health 

All appointments for patients 60 years old and over in the next two weeks will be rescheduled.

Sharon OB/GYN

Only patients will be allowed in waiting rooms, exam rooms, and sonograms. All visitors must wait outside.

Shoreline OB/GYN

All GYN appointments for the rest of the week have been canceled and are being rescheduled for after May 1, 2020. 

We are screening patients for illness on the phone and reconfirming appointments. We are asking patients to limit the people they come to the office with.

Southport Women's Healthcare

At this time, Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Marrone are now closed through April 5th. Dr. Sager will now be closed until May 5th. The doctors are all available by phone during our normal business hours and in person if needed.

Specialists in Women's Health Care

We will only be seeing our OB patients and URGENT GYN patients in our office at this time. All non-urgent GYN appointments, surgeries, and office procedures will be rescheduled.

We will be offering TELEHEALTH appointments with your doctors for our patients’ GYN and non-urgent needs. Telehealth appointments are scheduled daily and are immediately available, with no cost share or copays for the visits.

If you are being seen in our office, only patients are allowed in the office and waiting rooms at this time. We ask that children and family members, visitors stay home. Patients will be screened by phone and upon arrival at the office for illness. If you have a fever over 100.2 or cough, please call the office to speak with a doctor before coming in.

Thameside OBGYN Center

We will only be seeing our OB patients and GYN urgent problem patients for the next two months.

Westwood Women's Health

All appointments for the next two weeks are canceled and we will be reassessed appointments weekly going forward. Patients should call to reschedule for sometime after May 1st.

Any clinical calls will be immediately referred to the patient's doctor and will be handled telephonically.  In cases where it is deemed a patient needs to be examined, one of our doctors will be available to meet them at the office. 

Woodland Women's Health Associates

We will be changing the office hours for our Avon and Glastonbury offices. These offices will now be open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our Hartford office will remain open until 4:30 p.m.   

Only patients will be allowed in waiting rooms, exam rooms, and sonograms. All visitors must wait outside. We are screening patients for illness on the phone and offering to reschedule appointments for patients over 65.  

Women's Center of Southern New England

We are rescheduling some routine appointments. Patients will receive a call from if we are suggesting they reschedule. We will be screening patients for illness on the phone before appointments. Only patients will be allowed in waiting rooms, exam rooms, and sonograms. All visitors must wait outside.

Starting on March 18, 2020, we will be closing down our Meriden office for 2 weeks. Our main office in Wallingford will remain open.

Women's Comprehensive Health Care

As of March 17, 2020, we will be postponing annual exams. All OB patients will be seen for routine prenatal care. Only patients will be allowed in waiting rooms, exam rooms, and sonograms. All visitors must wait outside.

Patients with in-office surgeries and hospital surgeries considered non-emergent are being asked to reschedule.

All rooms will be cleaned after each patient, and office common spaced will be cleaned thoroughly three times a day.

Women’s Healthcare of Trumbull

We are rescheduling some routine appointments. Patients will receive a call from if we are suggesting they reschedule. For the next 2 weeks, we will not be seeing gynecological patients without urgent needs. 

We are trying to limit the number of practitioners in the office each day and as a result, some patients will not be seen by their usual physician or midwife.

We will be screening patients for illness on the phone before appointments. Only patients will be allowed in waiting rooms, exam rooms, and sonograms, unless absolutely necessary.

Women's Health CT Obstetrics & Gynecology

Only patients will be allowed in waiting rooms, exam rooms, and sonograms. All visitors must wait outside.

Women’s Health Specialty Care

Only patients will be allowed in waiting rooms, exam rooms, and sonograms. Appointments will be rescheduled for patients who have traveled out of the country, have a fever, and with flu-like, or respiratory symptoms.

Important Links

Women's Health Connecticut Answers Your Questions About COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions on the State of Connecticut’s actions related to COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions from the CDC

COVID-19 in the United States

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family