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.
Open locations are:
- 135 Cannon Street Charleston
- 8471 Resolute Way North Charleston
- 1280 Hospital Drive East Cooper
The following locations are temporarily closed:
- 8992 University Blvd North Charleston
- 2001 1st Avenue Summerville
- 864 Island Park Drive Daniel Island
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.
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 musc.care 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 on line until May 31 at: www2.customizedinc.com/childbirtheducation. After you have registered, YoMingo will send an invite email to access the classes.
MUSC OB-GYN has developed a coverage system during the COVID-10 pandemic to keep your providers safe. This involves decreasing patient visits so waiting areas are not crowded and converting many visits to telehealth through the Epic MyChart portal. This allows fewer providers and patients in outpatient locations and lowers the risk of COVID-19 with social distancing. To ensure we continue to offer the safest care, OB-GYN is always protecting half of our providers from any potential COVID-19 contact.
At our outpatient locations, we take a more restrictive approach and ask that our pregnant patients attend appointments alone and not accompanied by a visitor. The exception to this guidance is that a support person may be present for anatomy scans and for discussions related to an abnormal fetal diagnoses.
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.