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A note from Trust Women’s founder and CEO:
Our commitment is that our clinics will remain open as long as possible during this public health crisis. Trust Women is closely monitoring the spread of coronavirus disease or COVID-19. We are taking special precautions recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
We are screening all patients for symptoms over the phone and in person. Only scheduled patients are being permitted in at this time. Please understand if you are rescheduled due to respiratory symptoms, we care about your health and safety, as well as that of other patients and our staff.
We are available to answer any questions you may have:
- Wichita: 316.260.6934
- Oklahoma City: 405.429.7940
In the weeks and months to come, we will be assessing and reassessing as this unprecedented situation continues. My commitment to you is that we will do our utmost to mitigate the impact of this pandemic on our patients and to ensure that women can continue to get the care they need.
Stay safe and well, yours sincerely,
Julie A. Burkhart
For Our Patients
Here are some of the extra measures we are taking right now:
- Providing additional hand sanitizer for use in all areas
- Spacing seating, where possible, to allow for social distancing practices between patients
- Increasing janitorial services
- Hourly disinfecting practices
- Removing all shared items from our lobbies and waiting areas
- Additional staff training on limiting exposure
WAYS YOU CAN ENSURE ABORTION ACCESS
- Fabric face masks due to the shortage nationwide, we need assistance making fabric masks. This allows us to save surgical masks and protective gear for our clinicians.
- Experienced health care workers – email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Recruitment has always been difficult thanks to anti-choice harassment. TW is seeking experienced health care providers licensed in Kansas or Oklahoma. Including: medical assistants, LPNs, RNs, and front office or call center experienced staff. This will help us handle the surge in volume of calls and patients we are currently experiencing.
- Licensed physicians – email email@example.com
- Do you know a doctor licensed in Kansas or Oklahoma? We have issued travel documents to all our doctors, but we need backups.
- Lodging and transportation assistance for patients who are traveling further and further.
- Other reprductive health facilities are limiting their availability and services during this pandemic. Patients are being forced to travel hundreds of miles, sometimes across state lines, for abortion care.
COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Commissioner Seeks to Add Abortion Shudown to Sedgwick County Coronavirus Response:
A Sedgwick County commissioner says he will ask his colleagues this week to recommend temporarily closing a Wichita clinic that provides abortion services, as part of the county’s response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Commissioner Michael O’Donnell said he will ask the commission to shutter the Trust Women Wichita Clinic at Wednesday’s meeting, the first regular meeting since COVID-19 surfaced in the county March 19.
O’Donnell said he wants to strip abortion clinics from the list of “essential” businesses that can stay open during county and statewide stay-at-home orders designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Read complete story here.