COVID-19 Policies

Beginning March 12th 2022, Washington state will no longer require masks in most indoor public settings; masks are still required in congregate and healthcare settings which includes our office. Off the Grid Midwifery, in accordance with the Washington State Department of Health policies to promote public health and safety during the ongoing pandemic, requests both staff and clients continue to wear appropriate face masks which cover the nose and mouth while in the clinic. Everyone's safety is our first priority and masking has been shown to limit the transmission of COVID-19, the flu, and other illnesses. 

To protect all of our patients and the OTG staff, we ask that if you have a known exposure or are symptomatic for COVID-19 or other illness, please call to reschedule your appointment or change to a telehealth visit. 

Click here for current Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department: Safe Practices

What about vaccination?

Off the Grid Midwifery in accordance with the Washington State Department of Health, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American College of Nurse Midwives, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the CDC recommend COVID-19 vaccination for all eligible individuals, including pregnant people.

 

The risks and adverse outcomes associated with COVID-19 are heightened in pregnancy even in otherwise healthy individuals. Vaccination is a safe and effective way to reduce the short-term and long-term health risks associated with COVID-19 infection. Pregnant individuals who are vaccinated should get their booster dose as soon as they are eligible to do so. Vaccination does not negatively impact your pregnancy, fertility, health or well-being.

 

Please read the Joint Statement Regarding COVID-19 vaccination and boosters in pregnancy by clicking here or schedule an appointment to discuss your questions about vaccination recommendations. Research shows that vaccination against COVID-19 is not associated with an increase in miscarriage, preterm birth, stillbirth, or other adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Where do I get the vaccine?

​Vaccination is available free of charge to all Washington state residents ages 5 and up. Most vaccination sites require an appointment, some offer walk-in spots.

Where do I get tested if exposed to COVID-19?

You should be tested for COVID-19 at 5 days after exposure or if you are symptomatic. See the Department of Health’s Testing FAQ or call the WA State COVID-19 Information Hotline.

Free COVID-19 PCR Testing sites:

 

Rapid tests are available to be sent to your home free of charge or can be purchased locally and online- if purchasing, save the receipt to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

 

A positive rapid test is considered a positive result. A negative rapid test for a person who is showing symptoms should be followed up by a PCR test at a county testing site, you could test negative if the specimen was collected too early in your infection.

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clinic location & numbers

6002 Westgate Boulevard, Suite 274, Tacoma, WA 98406

Office: (253) 509-2960 Fax: (306) 400-2735

Office manager & voicemail: (360) 633-9146

Secure e-Fax: (306) 400-2735 (Yes, the 306 area code is correct)

clinic hours

Monday: generally 11 am to 5 pm

Wednesday & Thursday: 10am - 5pm

Rescheduling and special accommodations made for babies' needs and yours

Virtual appointments available

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