POLICIES AND RESOURCES
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
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.
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
PREGNANCY, NEWBORN, AND BREASTFEEDING
RESOURCES & RESEARCH
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.
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.
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
Only attending births of people who are *not* experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
The midwife and birth assistant will wear masks the entire time they're at the client's home
We ask that only the client's partner(s) and children are present at birth, and no additional family members or friends. Other birth professionals such as doulas are welcome.
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.