As global and domestic cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) rise, we have implemented additional measures at our hospitals and clinics to protect the health of everyone we serve.
If you are visiting an SCL Health clinic, please call ahead if you have questions around their specific visitor restrictions.
Because seeing loved ones while patients are in our care is vital to their health and well-being, we wanted to share some alternate ways to communicate with your friends and family and stay in touch while they are in our care, including video, voice and text options.
COVID-19 is spread through person-to-person contact and by coming into contact with infected surfaces. You can help protect yourself and limit the spread of disease with these tips:
Signs and symptoms of infection with the new coronavirus can be mild to severe and include:
Symptoms may appear 14 days after exposure.
Those with underlying medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes or chronic lung disease should take extra precautions to avoid unnecessary exposure.
Call your doctor if:
If your symptoms are severe, seek emergency care or call 911.
Your doctor must provide an order for testing in advance of your arrival.
Consider using SCL Health’s Right Care virtual options.