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 are seeing 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.
CDC Mask Guidance - May 17, 2021
We have received many calls about the new CDC mask policy for vaccinated individuals. Although they weren’t specifically referenced in the recent press conference, there are exceptions to the guidance. Even vaccinated individuals must cover their faces and physically distance when going to doctors or hospitals, including all Women's Health Connecticut offices. Because we are healthcare providers, we will not change our policies requiring masks, social distancing, and encouraging handwashing in our offices at this time.
The COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy
We know you might have questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and whether it is the right choice for you while you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. At Women’s Health Connecticut, we believe it is a shared decision between you are your WHC provider. Learn more about the Covid-19 vaccine and pregnancy, here.
The Latest Resources:
Dr. Matthew Saidel, chief medical officer of Women’s Health Connecticut, discusses the COVID-19 vaccines with The Hartford Courant in an April 29 article.
COVID-19 and Your Visit
At Women’s Health Connecticut, your safety is our top priority and our practices have been hard at work putting extra measures in place for your continued safety and health. Below are resources explaining new policies that our practices are working to instate to keep you and our providers safe when you visit our offices.
Coping With COVID-19
The past several months have been a trying and frustrating time. As Americans adapt and settle into a “new normal,” we are all figuring out new ways to find joy and fulfillment. Read Women's Health Connecticut providers' advice on topics from family gatherings to dating, and learn how to make the most of the unexpected challenges that this year has thrown our way.
COVID-19 and Pregnancy
Being pregnant and giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic raises a lot of new challenges, fears, and questions for families. Perhaps one of the hardest parts of this is that we are still learning. At Women’s Health Connecticut we are constantly adapting our recommendations to keep you, your baby, and your family safe.