2020 Novel Coronavirus Precautions

Coronavirus Precautions

We continue to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to proactively ensure our patients and workforce remain safe and protected. Women’s Cancer and Surgical Care is asking patients about their recent travel history, exposure, and if they exhibit symptoms of respiratory infection or illness, including:

  • Fever greater than 99.3º F/37.3º C
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing, or 
  • Shortness of breath

Patients and caregivers with questions or concerns should contact your care team at WCSC. Outside of business hours, please call: 505-559-4495

What patients and caregivers need to know before they arrive

We are open for patient care, with some restrictions in place. If you have fever or symptoms of COVID-19, contact WCSC before your appointment. Women’s Cancer and Surgical Care is screening patients and employees for COVID-19 symptoms at entrance to all of our facilities.We know the important role that support systems play in our patients’ lives. Loved ones are an integral part of the care team.

Protection against respiratory illnesses

Our experts say you can protect yourself from respiratory infections by:

  • Refraining from touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Washing your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or using an antiseptic hand gel.
  • Avoiding crowded areas and sick people.
  • Wearing a mask.

We now have a new telemedicine program for our patients to help you stay home while getting care. All you need is a smart phone or computer with email. We will give you more information when you call us to schedule: 505-559-4495.

In order to prepare you for this visit, we need to know if you have a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone. An alternative could be a cell phone with a program such as What’s up, Google Duo/Hangouts video, Skype or Apple Face Time.  Your health information will be encrypted and manage with the outmost confidentiality.