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Coronavirus Update

· In the midst of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, we know that our most vulnerable patients will have even more challenges getting the services they need, and community care will be key to preventing a reproductive healthcare crisis down the line.

· Preterm is committed to keeping our community safe and providing abortion care and is acting in accordance with all Centers for Disease Control and National Abortion Federation guidelines.

· At Preterm, your health and safety are always a top priority. Preterm is a safe, sterilized environment. Our clinic is professionally cleaned using hospital grade disinfectant each day that we see patients, and we are stepping up these efforts even further.

  • All surfaces and common areas will be sanitized midday and at closing with hospital-grade wipes.

  • Patients who are coughing or sneezing will be asked to wear a mask. Masks will be available at intake.

  • Plenty of tissues and trash cans will be available for disposal.

· Preterm staff will be screening everyone for symptoms of Coronavirus when you call to make or confirm an appointment.

· You will be screened for symptoms and travel associated with Coronavirus prior to and on each day of your appointment.

· If you answer YES to any screening questions, you will be referred to your primary care provider before you can schedule your appointment.

· If you are concerned about your abortion care and are exhibiting flu-like symptoms, call Preterm and our friendly and prepared staff will help you decide next steps.

· We know that having a support person on the day of your abortion appointment is an important comfort and necessary for anyone receiving anesthesia. Currently, Preterm is limiting each patient to one support person.

· If your support person or guest is experiencing a fever or persistent sneezing or coughing when accompanying you, they will be subject to screening and assessment for Coronavirus to keep our community healthy and safe.

· If you have general questions about the Coronavirus, call the Cuyahoga warmline, 440-886-5950 (available from 9am – 1am daily), or the State of Ohio Coronavirus Hotline, 833-427-5634.

· If you do not have a primary care physician, you can call the MetroHealth hotline number at 440-59-COVID (440-592-6843) for an assessment. They will help you get the facts about COVID-19, what you can do to stay healthy, and community resources.


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