COVID-19 Update

If you have a gynecology or pregnancy issue, please contact your Women’s Health TX physician’s office before you go to an ER or walk-in clinic. Our offices now offer telemedicine visits, for the latest guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19), visit womenshealthtx.com/covid-19.

COVID-19 News and Updates

The latest information, resources, and guidance related to coronavirus (COVID-19)

At Women’s Health Texas, 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

Women’s Health Texas 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. If you have questions regarding telemedicine, click here, to review our telemedicine Q and A.

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:

Institute for Women’s Health

Visitors will not be allowed in waiting rooms, exam rooms, sonograms, or the lab unless there is a medical necessity. Please notify our staff if you require assistance.

Oakwood Women’s Centre

Starting Monday, March 30th to Thursday, April 9th, we will be on a reduced schedule. Offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. to noon every day. We will only be seeing OB patients and GYN problems in-office. We will offer telemedicine from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Visitors will not be allowed in waiting rooms, exam rooms, sonograms, or the lab unless there is a medical necessity. Please notify our staff if you require assistance.

We will be rescheduling routine appointments and elective surgical procedures.

The Ob/Gyn Group of Austin

Starting Monday, March 23, we will be limiting our hours from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at both of our office locations. We will only be seeing OB visits, problem visits, and in-office procedures during this time.

Our Childbirth and Baby Care Basic classes will be held on schedule in a webinar-based format until further notice. Visitors will not be allowed in waiting rooms, exam rooms, sonograms, or the lab unless there is a medical necessity. Please notify our staff if you require assistance.

Women Partners in Health

We are seeing patients in the clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays,  and Thursdays. Our phones are still on from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Westlake Gynecology

We will continue to provide care for all of our patients and our office will currently remain open. We are following the CDC guidelines and continue to monitor the situation.

Our office will be screening for symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, and recent travel.  We ask that if you have any of these symptoms, please stay home and call us for guidance.  We also ask that you leave family members at home during your appointments to minimize risks to our staff and other patients.

Wildflower Ob/Gyn

Starting Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the office will be open Monday to Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. only. These new hours will be in effect until May 1, 2020.

Visitors will not be allowed in waiting rooms, exam rooms, sonograms, or the lab unless there is a medical necessity. Please notify our staff if you require assistance.

Important Links

Telemedicine: Your Questions Answered

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 in the United States

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family

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