PLAN OF ACTION – COVID 19 IMPACT
Seminole Hospital District has made several changes to protect the community, patients, providers and staff as we respond to the COVID 19 virus. We appreciate your understanding and support as we pull together as a community regarding this issue. Please remember that 85% of the population in the U.S. diagnosed with COVID 19 experienced either mild or no symptoms and recovered quickly. Individuals who are over 65, have heart disease, lung disease, uncontrolled diabetes, or other immune compromising conditions are at the highest risk.
COVID 19 TESTING
- COVID 19 testing is not ordered unless a patient meets the criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas State Health Department. The criteria are listed below. If you have fever, cough, shortness of breath, please call the Clinic at 432 758 4750. Our staff will conduct initial screening by phone and then provide guidance on what to do next. If you have not traveled outside of the U.S. in the past 14 days, or have not had any known contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with COVID 19, you will likely be asked to self-quarantine in your home and avoid contact with others. Bed rest, lots of fluids and over the counter medication (Tylenol) will be recommended.
- Testing criteria:
- Shortness of Breath
- Have traveled outside of the U.S. in the past 14 days
- Have known contract with an individual diagnosed with COVID 19 or under review for COVID 19 by the health department in the last 14 days.
While there is no COVID 19 testing provided, a new drive through clinic is being made available. Learn more about it here.
- There are no visitors allowed in the Memorial Health Care Center (Nursing Facility) and the Memorial Place Assisted Living. This is in accordance with federal regulations and is in place to protect our patients.
- The Gift Shop will be closed effective March 18th.
- The Fitness Center will be closed at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19th.
- Individuals may enter the hospital and clinic entrances from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- The clinic entrance will be open for access to the Seminole Community Pharmacy only until 6:00 p.m.
- For all other times, the only entrance available will be through the Emergency Room.
- All visitors will be screened at each entrance. Please understand that if you do not pass the screening criteria, you will not be allowed into the building. If you are a patient, you will be taken to be evaluated by a provider.
- Each inpatient will be allowed one visitor as a support person. The patient will designate the support person by name. The support person will be screened each time they visit.