COVID-19 has delayed routine health examinations and screening tests/labs for millions of patients worldwide. According to a report by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science, more than 80,000 diagnoses of the following cancers (breast, prostate, colorectal, cervical, and lung) may be missed or delayed by early June due to the COVID-19 disruptions in healthcare practices. There are estimates that roughly 2,500 cases of cervical cancer and 36,000 cases of breast cancer may have been missed or had delayed diagnosis during the three month period from March to June due to medical offices having to either temporarily close or prioritize the patients that were seen to emergencies only.
At the Couri Center, we have followed and continue to follow the recommendations of the CDC as well as federal, state, and local government agencies. Our office continues to follow very strict infection control practices. Therefore, you will see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. These changes are meant to protect our patients and our staff.
The changes are as follows:
- A few days before your visit, you will receive a reminder phone call about your appointment and to verify your current insurance, address, phone number, and email.
- The waiting room has now become your car. We kindly ask you to wait in your vehicle until you receive a text message or phone call from our office to let you know that we are ready for you to enter the building. From there, we will then take your temperature, copy your insurance card, and give you any forms to fill out for your appointment.
- If you have a fever, sore throat, cough, or any respiratory symptoms, we will reschedule your appointment out a few weeks.
- Please wear a mask. They are mandatory for your appointment.
- Only patients are allowed in the building. If your spouse or significant other accompanies you to your appointment, they will be asked to wait in your car.
- Appointments will be scheduled in a manner that allows for adequate social distancing between patients. There will be fewer patients scheduled per day; therefore, your appointment may be rescheduled for a few weeks out. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time.
- Each exam room will be completely disinfected and sanitized after each patient.
- We very much look forward to seeing you again, and if you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (309)692-6838. We want to thank you for entrusting us with your healthcare, and please know that you and your safety are our number one priority. We are grateful to be able to see your smiling faces again, even if hidden behind a mask.
Dr. Michele Couri and the entire staff at the Couri Center for Gynecology and Integrative Women’s Health
Consult your provider right from your phone, computer, or iPad.
New patients welcome!
Video visits allow you to stay in control of your health, from the comfort of your home. It’s easy. Just schedule via phone (309)692-6838 or from our 24/7 online patient portal. When your appointment is set, you’ll receive an email link for easy access to your video appointment. Visits are billable to private insurance and Medicare. Some insurances are even waiving co-pays on telemedicine video calls.
Here are just a few examples of consultations:
- General gynecologic issues
- Hormone consultations
- Integrative wellness consultations
- Bone health consultations
- Contraception/family planning
- Food Sensitivity consultation
- Weight loss
- Heavy bleeding
- Surgical consultations
- Myriad cancer-risk results
- Lab results
- Many more!
How Can I Get Supplement Refills
- Order Directly from the Xymogen Website: Order Xymogen products directly and ship to home–including MedPax* (Bone, Bone Plus or customized). *If you are ordering a MedPax please first email Leslie.
- Call us and place your order / pay over the phone. You may pick up your order in our front lobby or we can ship it to you. Shipping is a flat rate of $8; or FREE on orders over $100.
How Can I purchase SkinCeuticals Skincare?
Call us and place your order / pay over the phone. You may pick up your order in our front lobby or we can ship it to you. Shipping is a flat rate of $8; or FREE on orders over $100.