By Brooke Marshall | Hospital News.
Our health-care workers and hospitals
have stepped up to serve their communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t continuing to care for all of the health concerns, injuries, and illnesses that brought people to hospitals before the pandemic.
Recently there have been noticeably fewer people visiting emergency rooms
. Part of this is due to the fact that many people are staying home, which may prevent sickness or injury. But some doctors
are concerned that people may be choosing not to visit the ER because they are wary of being in a hospital during COVID, and some are afraid of over-burdening the health-care system with health issues unrelated to COVID-19.
In reality, emergency departments have taken extra precautions and safety measures to ensure that you receive the care you need for any health concern during the pandemic, just as would during any time. Here at Crisp Regional Hospital we want you to know about the steps we have taken to ensure your safety and health when you visit.
We have closed the main entrance to Crisp Regional Hospital until further notice. However, the Emergency Department entrance is open 24/7, and the outpatient entrance is open daily from 6am-8pm.
Upon arrival, you will receive a brief health screening to check for cough, shortness of breath, or fever. If you do not have any of the symptoms, you will be directed to a designated waiting area.
Crisp Regional offers telemedicine
appointments to its patients, allowing for virtual visits with a doctor. You can make a telemedicine appointment or convert an in-person appointment to a telemedicine appointment.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, only one visitor per person is allowed at this time. Visitors will be screened for COVID symptoms before entering.
The cafeteria will be restricted to employees and screened visitors only at this time.
As always, we work to maintain a clean, safe environment for our patients by frequently disinfecting surfaces.
We also remind you to practice social distancing and health etiquette.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then throw away the tissue when you are finished.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. If soap and water are unavailable, use hand-sanitizer.
- Wear a mask when you go out in public to help keep those around you safe and prevent the spread of germs.
We are committed to keeping you safe and healthy when you come visit Crisp Regional
. If you are experiencing a health issue that needs medical attention, to not hesitate to seek care. Our health-care professionals are ready to serve you in the midst of this unusual time.