Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update & Protocols
While the Centers for Disease Control has recently updated the guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals, the COVID-19 protocols for healthcare facilities remain unchanged as masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn throughout your visit.
Our door remains open with a focus on the health and safety of our patients and staff. For everyone’s well-being and to prevent the spread of the virus, we are following these protocols:
- If you have an appointment and identify with the following statements, please call us to reschedule:
- Fever greater than 100
- Fatigue, respiratory symptoms, or feeling ill
- Tested COVID-19 positive or been in contact with a COVID-19 positive person in the past 14 days
- Masks or face coverings over nose and mouth are required during your entire visit.
- One person sixteen or older may accompany the patient for appointments. Patients should proceed to our office for check-in upon arrival. The accompanying person must wait in the car until notified to enter our office. We will then escort the accompanying individual to the patient’s room.
- There will be no FaceTime or video recording during the ultrasound session. However, we will provide a link to images and videos to instantaneously share with loved ones and upload to social media.
- FaceTime or phone calls are permitted during a consultative discussion with Dr. Lu.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine
The High Risk Pregnancy Center of Kansas City is dedicated to providing patients with the most up-to-date, medical peer-reviewed information about the COVID-19 vaccine for patients that are pregnant or have recently delivered and are nursing.
The following information is derived from the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM/ high risk pregnancy experts), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The full document can be found at the SMFM website that was updated on 7/30/2021.In summary these organizations, which are dedicated to providing the best care for pregnant patients and their unborn children, “recommend(s) that pregnant and lactating people be vaccinated against COVID-19.” The document is directed towards health care providers and has medical information/ wording.
Dr. Lu fully supports the updated recommendation from the SMFM, ACOG, and the CDC. He is advising all of the patients he sees in the office to be vaccinated against COVID-19 during pregnancy. Should you have additional questions or concerns that cannot be addressed by your provider, a consultation with Dr. Lu can be scheduled.
The High Risk Pregnancy Center does not carry the COVID-19 vaccine and does not carry a list of where patients can receive the vaccine. Please check with your employer, local pharmacy or county health department regarding the availability of the vaccine or for scheduling to receive the vaccine.