Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19.
Call ahead before coming to any provider office, clinic, urgent care or emergency room. If it is a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.
What is Our Visitor Policy?
Effective Tuesday, April 5th 2022, DCHC has implemented the following visitor restrictions for the safety of our colleagues and patients:
- No visitor restrictions for the facility except for individual’s suspected of or positive with COVID-19. Exceptions may be made if condition warrants.
Please note the following for all visitors to the facility:
- Visitors must always wear a face mask while in the building.
- Visitors must stay in the patient room during their visit.
- Visitors are asked to perform frequent hand hygiene.
- Visitors must comply with these guidelines or will be asked to leave
What Should You Do If You Think You Have COVID-19?
- If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider.
- Share your symptoms with your provider and let them know if you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19.
- Your provider may direct you on how to receive a COVID-19 test.
What To Do If You Have An Existing Appointment?
- Many patients have received communications about their existing appointments. If you have questions, please call ahead to your provider before going in. They will share instructions with you.
- Many of our providers are offering Virtual Care visits, please contact your provider’s office for details.
What is DCHC Doing For Our Patients and Colleagues?
The ongoing global spread COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving global public health concern. We are continuously working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with state and local authorities to protect your health, the health of our colleagues and the communities we serve.
Steps we are taking to ensure we protect patients and colleagues in all our care sites, include:
- Encouraging those who are ill with fever, cough or shortness of breath to call ahead to our care sites and requiring colleagues who feel ill to stay home;
- Following CDC guidelines for use of personal protective equipment (such as masks and gowns);
- Restricting visitors for individuals suspected of or positive with COVID-19;
- Signage at entry points; and
- Screening all visitors and staff upon entry to the facility.
Precautions You Can Take
You can take precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are sick with COVID-19, or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community:
- Stay home except to get medical care
- Call ahead before visiting your doctor
- Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
- Wear a facemask when seeking medical care
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Wash and sanitize your hands often
- Avoid sharing personal household items
- Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
- Monitor your symptoms
- Get vaccinated when you are able
Call your health care provider if you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. Please let your provider know if you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19. Your health care professional will evaluate you to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.