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For the most current and comprehensive information, please refer to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 website for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. They have many tips and resources to help address questions.

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Wellstar is dedicated to ensuring that the people and communities we serve are well-cared for. The best defense against any viral infection includes:

  • Frequent hand washing and sanitizing
  • Disinfection of common areas regularly
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with the bend of your elbow
  • Avoid areas where there are active outbreaks
  • Get the flu shot
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For more information on services or for a physician referral, call
 

Wellstar Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information

Protect yourself from spreading or contracting an infectious disease such as COVID-19 by:

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At Wellstar, people are at the center of everything we do. The health and safety of our patients and communities is our number one priority. Wellstar is prepared, poised and ready to meet the healthcare needs of the communities we serve.

 

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

 
  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fever
 

Most cases can be handled at home. If you feel sick, but can manage at home, stay home to help prevent spreading the virus to others.

If your symptoms become unmanageable, call ahead. You can:

 
 

Because the health and safety of our patients, team members and communities is our top priority, Wellstar Health System has enhanced our visitation policies to offer the highest protection to those we treat. Please keep in mind that these restrictions are temporary and designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our medical facilities and communities.

 

Visitation Policy Update

  • Social visitation is suspended (not allowed) until further notice. Consider alternative methods of communication (i.e. telephone, FaceTime, Skype).

  • Children under the age of 18 will not be allowed to visit.

  • Only in extenuating circumstances will visitors be allowed (e.g. Autistic child) and will be limited to one immediate family member or designated care partner.

  • Laboring and post-partum women can designate one person for support. If the support person is under 18 years of age an exception may be made.

  • Pediatric patients are allowed a maximum of two parents or designated caregivers.

  • Special consideration will be given for patients with critical needs (e.g. end of life).

  • No visitors are allowed for people under investigation (PUI) or positive for COVID-19; Visitors with extenuating circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

  • Visitors will not be able to enter our administrative buildings. Exceptions for vendors essential to clinical care, and suppliers.

  • All allowed visitors will undergo the screening process (see below).

  • All facilities reserve the right to ask any visitors meeting the above requirements to remain outside of treatment areas.
 

Screening Process for “Permitted” Visitors:

Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

 
  • We have implemented a protocol to restrict entrances and screen all visitors (see visitor restrictions above) at all Wellstar hospitals, health parks, urgent care centers, ambulatory practices, and long-term care facilities.

  • All visitors will be screened for their temperature, review of symptoms and travel history. If health screening results are negative, only visitors who have been deemed allowed according to visitor restrictions may enter the facility.

  • All visitors with a positive health screening or travel history will be requested to refrain from visiting patients until they have been self-quarantined for 14 days or all symptoms have been resolved to protect our patients and team members.

  • This process is temporary and is designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in order to protect our patients and team members during this flu season.
 
 
 
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