Georgia Department of Health Policy Change to Enhance the Standard of Care for Pregnant Patients

As of July 2023, Senate Bill 46 has been enacted, revising the STD testing requirements for pregnant people. This legislation mandates healthcare providers to conduct HIV and syphilis testing at three critical junctures during pregnancy: the first prenatal visit, between 28-32 weeks gestation, and crucially, at the time of delivery.

This proactive approach aims to further safeguard the health and well-being of both mother and child. By identifying and addressing any potential infections promptly, we can work for the best possible outcomes for all involved.

Our team is fully prepared and committed to implementing these new testing protocols in your prenatal care journey. Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office.

We greatly appreciate your trust in us as your healthcare provider, and we look forward to continuing to provide you with the highest standard of care.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 770-385-8954.