A Message from Columbia River Women's Center at MCMC

A lot has changed since the outbreak of the coronavirus, but one thing that hasn't changed is our commitment to our patients’ health and well-being. Whether you are pregnant or in need of other women's healthcare, we want you to know that we are here for you.

To our pregnant patients, we understand that you are likely feeling anxious and unsure of how the pandemic will affect your pregnancy and prenatal care. We want to keep you on track for a healthy pregnancy. Prenatal care is still necessary and vital, both for your health and for the health of your growing baby. In response to the current health crisis, we have taken several steps to ensure your safety while receiving prenatal care at our clinic:
We have changed the structure and schedule of prenatal care so that many visits can be done virtually, using your smartphone, tablet or computer. To minimize the risk of exposure of patients and staff, we have changed our visitor policy to prohibit visitors except for a single support person for first trimester ultrasounds and second trimester detailed ultrasounds.

For the protection of all our patients:

We have spaced the chairs in our waiting room to maintain six feet of distance, as recommended by the CDC. We are scheduling "well" patients early in the day, and reserving the late afternoon for patients who are not feeling well in order to avoid exposure of healthy people to sick people.

To our patients who are not pregnant, we are here for you too! All of our providers now offer virtual appointments using a secure video service on your smartphone, tablet or computer. We can even offer same-day appointments.

If you have questions about your care and whether you should be seen in person or by virtual visit, please call the clinic at (541) 296-5657.

We look forward to supporting all of our patients through this challenging time.