Below is a message from the Gianna Center of Philadelphia regarding changes to their schedule during this crisis. A phone number is provided in this post for urgent messages.
Changes to Protect Women During the Corona Outbreak
The Gianna Center of Philadelphia located at the Suburban Community Hospital in East Norriton is making changes in how it operates during this unprecedented time.
Until further notice, the center will not be available for walk-in visits. Instead, all visits are scheduled after screening by the triage nurse. The Gianna Center is asking all patients to call the office if they think they need a sick visit, are experiencing a pregnancy complication or are newly pregnant and have no ob/GYN available. The phone number for urgent messages is 844-204-0005.
The staff has been busy contacting patients to reschedule routine visits. At the moment, they are planning to offer routine visits again after 04/06/2020, however, this may change depending on the ongoing situation.
To address the needs of their patients, the Gianna team is utilizing tele-med services. The aim is to have video calls available throughout the current shut down. Patients who call the office will be sent an invitation to join the secured line for a video conferencing session in order to receive the necessary medical instruction and prescriptions. Creighton Model instruction is also offered through the same secure platform. The Gianna staff continues working with pregnancy centers, assisting in the counseling of abortion-vulnerable women and providing services in the first trimester. All can use the same number: 844-204-0005.
Dr. Anne Nolte, co-founder and executive director of the National Gianna Centers for Women’s Health and Fertility shared an article written by concerned physicians that one can access here.
As she explains “it is the best one that I have read. It clearly explains the situation we are in and the critical steps we should all be taking at this time. Please read it and share it with friends, family, and associates.
The Gianna Center staff and volunteers pray daily for your safety and for an end to this crisis. St. Gianna Beretta Molla pray for us!