Sterilization and Safety | OB/GYN Associates of Lancaster
1532 Wesley Way, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Mon–Thu, 7:30am to 4:30pm

Sterilization Protocol

hallwayOB/GYN Associates of Lancaster, INC understands the importance in providing a safe environment for all the patients’ that we see on a daily basis. Therefore, we will be recommending per CDC guidelines that patients that are seen in our office please wear a mask.  At this time to ensure that we are still social distancing properly, we still ask that the patient not be accompanied by a support person, unless if they are minor and their parent or legal guardian is present. However, we are still allowing one support person for ultrasounds and up to three total (including the patient) for any elective gender scans. As new guidelines are presented by the CDC, we will be sure to keep all of our patients updated on any new office policy changes. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time. 

At OB/GYN Associates of Lancaster, we are committed to providing the safest environment possible for our patients. Our goal is to present you with a warm, comfortable, and clean setting when you come in for an appointment. Following guidance from the American College of Obstetricians, we are open for in-person appointments in obstetrics and gynecology.

Safe patient care is of the utmost importance to our team. If you have questions about protocols specific to labor and delivery, we ask that you give us a call to discuss special COVID-19 related procedures.

We’ve put into place a rigorous protocol to meet the special circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. All staff members have multiple temperature checks each day, and you’ll see them wearing masks and other appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).


Also, we use high-grade sanitation on all surfaces and in our waiting room and exam rooms to keep our facility as safe and clean as possible, preventing covid-19 infection and the risk of SARS COV-2 infection. If you have confirmed COVID-19 infection, we ask that you contact our office to reschedule your appointment.

While we can provide COVID-19 antibody testing, we do not provide COVID-19 testing. Antibody testing checks to see if you’ve had COVID-19 in the past, but does not determine whether or not you have it right now.

Do you offer flu vaccines for OB patients?

We are offering and administering flu vaccines for all of our OB patients as of 9/28/2020. Ask your nurse during your next appointment to receive a flu vaccine if you have not received one already.

Is it safe to have appointments that I put off because of COVID-19?

It’s absolutely time to take care of yourself! We know that many of our patients postponed annual exams and other appointments due to COVID-19, but rest assured that we are ready to take care of you safely. 

Please check our medical history questionnaire, available online, to keep us updated on past and current health issues. We can use this information to direct you to the right resources and make sure that your health is taken care of appropriately.

What are your support individual protocols?

Many patients have inquired if a support individual is allowed to accompany them to their scheduled appointments. 

It is our policy that only one support individual may accompany patients for ultrasounds, and one for minors who need to be accompanied by their guardian or parent.

We allow postpartum mothers to bring a child in a car seat, but ask that older children do not accompany you to appointments. 

We understand that this may be an inconvenience, but we must eliminate extra foot traffic in our building. This is for the safety of both you and other patients who are high risk and may have the need to be extra cautious. 

We ask that only you and your allowable support individual come into the facility, with any additional people remaining in their car until your appointment is completed. We appreciate your understanding and patience during these times.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our office via phone, email, or schedule an appointment online.