COVID-19

POLICIES AND RESOURCES

LOCAL RESOURCES

POULSBO RESIDENTS

For those living inside the city of Poulsbo and are homebound, you can call the free local helpline with non-medical needs. Open from 8 am - 6 pm, 7 days/week. Other areas of the county are working to arrange their own similar lines. CALL: 360-517-5037

BAINBRIDGE RESIDENTS

For those living on Bainbridge Island, visit this Bainbridge Prepares site for non-medical needs, or if you're able to donate time, money, or supplies.

WA RESIDENTS

For those living in other areas on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas who want to request non-medical support, or want to donate money, time or supplies, visit Empact Northwest.

KITSAP PUBLIC HEALTH

Direct non-medical COVID-19 questions to 1-800-525-0127.

Website includes statistics on Kitsap County.

JEFFERSON PUBLIC HEALTH

If you live in Jefferson County and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call the nurse line at 360-344-3094. Website includes statistics on Jefferson County.

WA STATE DEPT OF HEALTH

Direct non-medical COVID-19 questions to 1-800-525-0127. Website includes statistics on WA state, FAQs, and more resources.

YWCA OF KITSAP

Provides free support services for domestic violence victims and their children. Including an emergency shelter, supportive housing, legal advocacy, community resource advocacy, and support groups.

24-hour hotline: 1-800-500-5513

DOVE HOUSE OF JEFFERSON CO

Free, confidential crisis intervention and advocacy services​ to crime victims in Jefferson County, WA including survivors of
domestic and sexual violence,
fraud, and elder abuse

24-hour hotline: 360-385-5291

SALT AND CEDAR POLICY SUMMARY

The policies were formed using recommendations from the CDC, WA State Department of Health, and various midwifery organizations. The midwives will be following proper hand washing techniques and sanitation of supplies between client visits and after births. The below points do not encompass all the policies in place, but provide a summary for folks interested in potentially joining care.

We are happy to clarify and elaborate. Please complete a contact form or give us a call.

Updated: 8/18/20

CLIENT VISITS

  • All consults are virtual

  • Select prenatal and postpartum visits will be offered as virtual visits

  • The midwife will *not* see symptomatic clients in-person. They will be referred out for appropriate care and testing.

  • The midwife will wear a mask during your entire in-person visit, either in the office or at your home.

  • In office: Clients wait in their car before the appointment, and wash their hands when they enter the building. We ask that you limit the number of people who attend your visits. Masks are required in the office.

  • In home:  Additional practices in place to limit exposure for you and the midwife, like changing clothes after visits and scheduling only one home visit per day when possible

HOME BIRTH

  • Only attending births of people who are *not* experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

  • The midwife, student midwife, and birth assistant will wear masks the entire time they're at the client's home

  • We are accepting late transfers to care on a case by case basis for people who have received prenatal care elsewhere and are now seeking a home birth, and who can present their prenatal records. We are not offering to attend planned hospital births as doulas at this time.

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