Planned Parenthood Great Plains is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus 2019 disease, or COVID-19. The health and safety of our patients, staff, and community is our top priority. At this time, we are taking precautionary measures by reducing our health center hours. To locate the health center closest to you, click here or call 1.800.230.PLAN to schedule an appointment.
We are dedicated and committed to our mission of providing the highest quality sexual and reproductive health care in our communities. Our doors are open, and we are continuing to see patients at our health centers, with appropriate screening precautions in place.
Your visit will need to be postponed if you:
- Have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath
- Have been in contact with someone who has these symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19
- Have traveled outside the United States in the last 21 days
We encourage you to seek medical care if you are having symptoms.
Planned Parenthood Great Plans staff has enacted additional changes to our health care operations to ensure the safety of our staff, patients, and communities.
- Staff at the front desk or at the front door of all health centers will screen patients using the following question: “Do you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, or shortness of breath?”
- Staff will also be taking baseline body temperatures of all persons (patient or staff) receiving care or working with patients in our health centers, even if they do not report having a fever or other symptoms.
- Additionally, staff will limit persons in the waiting room by asking any visitors or support people to wait outside, unless otherwise required for consent reasonings. This is to help create social distancing and lessen potential exposures.
These are major decisions that we are not taking lightly, but as we learn more about COVID-19, we will continue to implement operational changes that help us protect our staff, patients, their families, and the broader communities as we continue to provide the essential sexual and reproductive health care.
To protect yourself and loved ones, here are some things you can do: