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Coronavirus

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Lexington Regional Health Center is taking precautionary action to protect our patients, visitors, and staff from Coronavirus, specifically COVID-19. We want to keep the chance of infection as minimal as possible.
 
Your health is our #1 priority! We are here for you and will continue to be here for you. Please know that we are closely monitoring CDC guidelines and are taking all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are still seeing patients for all medical conditions/services including diabetes, well-child checks, physicals, women’s health, sports medicine, immunizations among others. To schedule an appointment, please call (308) 324-8308!
Although patients and visitors will be screened for COVID-19(Coronavirus) before appointments and at arrival, we ask that you reschedule your appointments and refrain from visiting if you are exhibiting signs or symptoms.
1. Fever greater than 100.4
2. Mild shortness of breath or coughing
3. Have been affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the last 14 days or been around someone who has tested positive for this virus
Please note the Lexington Regional Health Center emergency department remains open for all medical emergencies 24/7, however if you have the above symptoms please call  prior to your arrival to allow our staff to prepare.
Visitor Restrictions

All entrances are locked except for the main hospital entrance and West Outpatient entrance.  All visitors and patients entering the facility will be screened prior to accessing the hospital until further notice. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the nation we continue to evaluate our practices to ensure we are proactive in keeping our patients, staff and community safe.

Effective Wednesday, June 17, Lexington Regional Health Center is implementing the following support person guidelines.

Patients with COVID-19

  • No support persons are allowed for patients with a pending COVID-19 test or with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis

Overnight Patients without COVID-19

  • One healthy, adult support person may visit from 8:00am-5:00pm
  • No children under the age of 16 are allowed to visit

Same day procedures and specialty clinic visits for patients without COVID-19

  • One healthy, adult support person may stay with patient during appointment or until discharged

Other Guidelines

  • Emergency department – one healthy adult support person
  • Labor & Delivery – one labor partner
  • Minor children – two parents/guardians
  • Dependent adult needing special assistance – number will be determined by patient’s nurse and hospital administration
  • Patient receiving end-of-life care – number will be determined by patient’s nurse and hospital administration

All support persons must (upon each entry to facility)

  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Answer and pass screening questions
  • Pass a temperature check

For the protection of our patients, staff and community we are seeing all “well” visits at Family Medicine Specialists (1105 N Erie). All “acute/sick” visits will be directed to our Medical Clinic located right behind FMS/UC (1105 Buffalo Bend). Please call (308) 324-8308 to schedule an appointment and we will direct you to the appropriate location. Please note that our hours are Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:30pm and Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm.

We appreciate your understanding during this time. Things change quickly so please know that we are monitoring guidelines so please keep an eye out on our Facebook page for updates.

APIC Guidelines
According to the APIC (Association for Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology), COVID-19 spreads through close personal contact with a sick person and through droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze.
What can you do for prevention?
1. Wash your hands often. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
2. Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue. Throw tissue away and clean hands as noted.
3. Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth
4. Avoid close contact with sick people.
5. Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces often.
5. Stay home when you are sick.
Spanish Translation

Lexington Regional Health Center está tomando acciones precautorias para proteger a nuestros pacientes, visitantes, y personal contra el Coronavirus, específicamente COVID-19. En este momento, no hay casos conocidos en nuestra área (por información de Two Rivers Public Health Department https://www.trphd.org/). Sin embargo, porque no hay vacuna ni tratamiento médico para el COVID-19, nosotros queremos mantener el riesgo de infección lo mínimo posible.

Aunque pacientes y visitantes serán examinados para COVID-19 (Coronavirus) antes de citas y a la llegada, nosotros les pedimos que cambien sus citas y eviten visitar si está teniendo signos o síntomas.

  1. Fiebre más de 100.4
  2. Leve falta de respiración o toz
  3. Ha ido o ha estado en áreas afectadas por COVID-19 (Coronavirus) en los últimos 14 días o ha estado alrededor de alguien quien ha tenido prueba positiva del virus.

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