COVID-19

When it was clear that COVID19 was spreading in the local community, we swiftly moved to adjust our office schedule to see those patients who required in-person visits in a safe manner.

COVID19 is still here, and we must remain diligent with our social distancing. Hinsdale Hospital has resumed elective surgical cases—under a new, safer, stricter workflow—and West Suburban Women's Health has begun seeing our patients for their annual Well Woman Exams, and any other type of office visit.

Changes at West Suburban Women's Health:

Social distancing must be ongoing

  • We have altered our scheduling to allow for minimal exposure of patients to each other.
  • We are continuing to ask patients to come to appointments alone.
  • Our childcare room remains closed.

Telemedicine is here to stay

  • For appropriate visits, it's wonderful and convenient.
  • Telemedicine allows us to continue care without sharing physical space, reducing exposure for everyone.

Universal masking

  • We are reminding every patient to come in with a face covering that covers both the mouth and nose.
  • Patients without any face covering or mask will not be seen.

Screening will be ongoing

  • Our current practice of calling patients to screen for symptoms and exposure will continue to ensure we are not causing undue risk to our staff or other patients.

Spacing out prenatal appointments

  • In line with ACOG guidelines, we are continuing to space out prenatal patients when appropriate and add televisits when we can.
  • We continue our prenatal classes and breastfeeding support group using a virtual format.

Travel Guidelines:

  • In keeping with recent State of Illinois travel restrictions, any patient returning to Illinois from states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases will need to wait a period of 14 days from the time of last contact within the identified state before entering our office.

States included in the order are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

Cleaning protocols

  • We have always thoroughly cleaned rooms between patient visits, but since the arrival of COVID19, all staff are doing a more detailed cleaning of entire exam rooms between each patient as well as frequent cleaning of common areas.
  • We have appropriate cleaning supplies and continue to follow the strictest guidelines for cleaning and sterilization.

Face Covering Policy

Both the CDC and federal officials are recommending all persons wear masks in public to decrease the chance to spread COVID-19 to others. Based on these new recommendations, WSWH will require all patients to wear a mask, scarf, bandana, etc. over their mouth and nose when in our office. Patients will not be seen as of Thursday, April 9th if they are not wearing proper facial protection. Due to national and local shortages, we will not be able to provide a mask for you. This is to protect our patients and staff. Additionally, to reduce viral exposure for patients and staff, we are continuing our previous policy of no visitors (partners, friends, family, interpreters) allowed to attend visits.

Forms and Handouts

COVID-19 Patient Information Handout

Resources

Coronavirus: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Questions

More information about the COVID-19 virus can be found here: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/

Educational Classes

West Suburban Women's Health is now offering all of our education classes as well as our Breast Feeding Support group virtually via a livestream platform. All qualified patients who are eligible to participate are welcome to learn all about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and newborn care from the comfort of your living room! Please call our office at 630-654-2229 to register for classes.

Location

West Suburban Women's Health Ltd.
545 Plainfield Roads Suite C
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 654-2229

Office Hours

Office Hours are by Appointment
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-7:00pm
Friday 8:00am-3:00pm

Contact

24 Hour Answering Service:
Phone: (630) 654-2229
Fax: (630) 655-3270