COVID-19 & Women's Health Frequently Asked Questions

MUSC Women's Health care team members provide answers to your appointment and labor and delivery questions during this unprecedented time.

Yes, all Women’s Service and care is open.

All locations are open

We have not had a COVID-19 admission to date but may have treated a few patients as outpatients. MUSC Health is prepared to protect patients, families and care team members during this outbreak.

Yes, through MyChart or we are facilitating video/telehealth appointments. Please call 843-792-5300 to schedule your appointment. A link will be emailed to you for video access to your health care provider.

Most visits can be accomplished virtually through telemedicine/virtual visits. If you need an ultrasound or other testing, you can be seen in person at one of our clinical sites.

Yes, the CDC now recommends that persons not at home, wear masks. Healthcare providers are permitted but not required to wear masks. If you are having symptoms, you should go to for COVID-19 virtual assessment.

The CDC is currently recommending that persons outside the home, wear masks.

Please call 843-792-5300 to schedule an appointment.

Please call 843-792-5300 to schedule a new patient appointment.

Yes, a member of our team will contact patients once it is safe to resume normal operations. Alternatively, patients can reschedule themselves, July or later.

We can safely see you at any of our open location (see above list or at the MUSC Emergency Department.

MUSC Health and Women’s Services have a comprehensive plan to keep both our patients and providers safe. COVID-19 patients are completely separated from healthy patients. If we receive a COVID-19 pregnant patient requiring care, she will be evaluated and treated in one of our negative pressure rooms at the Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion. We also see COVID-19 patients at 135 Cannon St. where they enter, and register, in a special area separate from uninfected patients.

MUSC Health’s #1 priority is to protect all patients from COVID-19 positive patients. Additional entrances and examination rooms are set up for patients who may not feel well.

No, pregnant women are no more likely to become infected or to have a more severe infection compared to nonpregnant women. In addition, there is no evidence to suggest the virus is vertically transmitted from an infected mother to her unborn child.

You should contact your doctor. We can have you tested for COVID-19 if your symptoms suggest the need.

You should contact MUSC Virtual Urgent Care where they can arrange testing for you.

Yes, childbirth and breast feeding education classes are offered. Please call 843-792-5300 to register.

For Pediatric Patients and Patients in Labor (MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion)

  • For pregnant mothers, one (1) designated visitor over the age of 18 will be permitted to enter the hospital or be at the mother’s bedside. We kindly ask that children remain at home.

Ambulatory Care and Out-Patient Visitor Restrictions for Non-Admitted Patients (Including Hollings Cancer Center)

  • Pregnant Mothers: At our outpatient locations, we take a more restrictive approach and ask that our pregnant patients attend appointments, anatomy scans and discussions related to an abnormal fetal diagnoses with one support person, only. All patients and supportive care persons will be required to wear a masks.

Please call your Women’s Health office first and ask to speak with a triage nurse, 843-792-5300. If it is after hours please ask the operator to page the on-call OB physician for a call back. You can also reach Labor and Delivery directly at, 843-985-1510.

One person may accompany you during your stay in the hospital. This needs to be the same support person for the duration of the stay. The support person will be screened during your registration and you should immediately alert a nurse if he/she does not feel well.