Falls Church Health Center News

FCHC and COVID-19

This page will be used for any updates about our operation during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Health Emergency.

** UPDATE – April 3 – We have updated some of our policies again to maintain the health and well-being of our patients and our staff.

●  We regret that we can no longer permit support people and/or visitors in our Center in order to best promote physical distancing.

●  We ask that all patients wash their hands with soap in the hallway restroom prior to entering our facility.

Thank you for helping us remain a safe and operational Center.

Updated 3-April

Falls Church Healthcare Center is proud to continue to serve you,

and we remain OPEN to do so!

We know that you’re concerned about COVID-19 (coronavirus). As your healthcare partner, we would like you to know that the health of our patients and our employees is our top priority. At FCHC we are taking additional steps to be extra vigilant to keep everyone healthy. We know that it is important that patients do not postpone needed healthcare, especially abortion services, as delaying abortion care may increase risks and costs.

We are adhering to health and safety guidelines suggested by the American Medical Association, the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Abortion Federation. Please note that, for everyone’s safety, we have implemented temporary patient and visitor procedures.  We have put these in place to ensure the health of all of our patients and staff, and in order to support physical distancing and minimizing the risk of community spread.

The following guidelines are in place:

    • All patients must complete our health screening questionnaire.   We want to make sure that everyone who enters our clinic is not exhibiting symptoms of the COVID-19 Virus. Patients with respiratory and/or flu-like symptoms and/or a fever of 100°F (37.8°C) are asked to reschedule their appointment until they are well.  Flu-like symptoms include:
        • shortness of breath
        • cough
        • sore throat
        • fatigue
        • myalgia (body aches)

 

    • We regret that we can no longer accommodate support people and/or visitors at this time. Our facility is now limited to patients and staff only.

 

    • All visitors must wash their hands with soap right before entering the Center. There are restrooms in the hallway which are available for hand-washing, and hand sanitizer is also available as you enter our lobby.

 

    • All patients must cover their cough/sneeze with a tissue or sleeve, and wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds afterwards.

 

    • All patients should avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth. The virus can remain on surfaces we touch as well as on our skin. This will help minimize the chances that the virus will spread internally.

 

    • Patients who have been in contact with a person known to have COVID-19 will be asked to reschedule their appointment to a later date.

 

We appreciate your cooperation in doing your part as our Center strives to maintain a healthy environment for all of our patients, staff and visitors.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have: by phone (703-532-2500) or through our contact form.

 

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