UNLESS ACCESSING OR ASSISTING SOMEONE IN ACCESSING HEALTHCARE, SCHEURER HEALTH IS NOT PERMITTING OUTSIDE VISITORS
REMEMBER, TESTING DOES NOT CHANGE THE TREATMENT.
If you are feeling anxious about not receiving a test for COVID-19, remember that testing does not change the treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms, contact your primary care provider and follow the instructions below.
Here's What to Do.
Common symptoms include Fever, Dry Cough and Shortness of Breath
CONTACT YOUR PROVIDER
It is important to stay on the same page as your primary care provider, especially in the worldwide situation. They will instruct you on the necessary steps to guide you to back better health.
Do not go to the store or other similar places
Keep distance between you and other household members at all times
Home isolation is critical and should continue until all 3 occur:
1) At least 7 days have passed since your first symptoms.
2) Have been fever-free for 3 days without medication.
3) You are symptom-free for 3 days.
QUARANTINE vs. ISOLATION
In short, Quarantine is for people who have been exposed, but not ill. Isolation occurs for people who are ill.
People who are not yet ill, but have been exposed.
Separation and restriction of movement of people.
A public health strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Separates people who have COVID-19 from those who are healthy.
Restricts the movement of people to stop the spread of illness.
TELE-HEALTH NOW AVAILABLE
To help alleviate the need to leave the house during the state-wide Stay-Home requirement, we are now offering TeleHealth services with our Primary Care Providers at Scheurer Health. Patients can arrange for a virtual appointment with their provider utilizing their own personal smartphone with just some easy and simple steps. By using the most robust and advanced electronic medical record in the world, Epic, and our partnership through CRTN (Covenant Regional Thumb Network) makes this technology possible at a local level.
An overview of the steps for a TeleHealth virtual visit:
1) Download the MyChart app on your smartphone
2) Contact your primary care provider clinic for an activation code so that your MyChart is linked with your medical record
3) Call your clinic team and let them know that you would like to set up a virtual appointment through TeleHealth
4) Log-in at your appointment time and follow the on-screen instructions. For more details on TeleHealth, click the button below.
For complete details of how TeleHealth works,
click the button below.
Please note: TeleHealth services require certain system updates and requirements. All devices must have a functioning camera/webcam.
iPhone or iPad // IOS 12.1 or Higher (Go to Settings App, General, and About)
Android // v9.0 or Higher
PC Requirements // Chrome Web Browser Installed at V68 or Higher
Apple Mac Requirements // OS Version 10.14 or Higher
We would like to thank everyone who has donated masks to Scheurer Health. This includes offering us your N95 masks or making, sewing and delivering homemade masks. Even though we have sufficient amounts of Proper Protective Equipment (PPE) currently, we welcome any and all mask donations for the future so we can preserve our existing PPE. As you know, this scenario is extremely fluid and can change by the hour.
We are still in need of more homemade masks. If you would like to join our sewing army, please click the button below to see how you can help.
We do realize the sudden shortage of elastic. There are a number of substitutes that work, including: bias tape, shoelaces, cloth ties or even ribbon ties. If you have any donations to drop off, please coordinate your delivery with Materials Management by calling Megan at 989.453.5247. A map of where you can drop them off is below. Look for the blue "#16" on the door.
The distinguishing factors between COVID-19 and other cases can be confusing. There are no specific clinical features that can yet reliably distinguish COVID-19 from other viral respiratory infections.
A study was conducted with 138 patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in Wuhan, China. The most common clinical features at the onset of illness were:
Fever // 99% of patients
Fatigue // 70% of patients
Dry Cough // 59% of patients
Loss of Appetite // 40% of patients
Muscle Soreness // 35% of patients
Shortness of Breath // 31% of patients
Coughing Phlegm // 27% of patients
Other less common symptoms:
Excessive Nasal Drainage
Areas outside of the Wuhan Province have described similar clinical findings, but some have found that milder illness may be more common. In a different area of China, Zhejiang Province, with a study of 62 patients; all but one patient had pneumonia, but only two developed dyspnea (shortness of breath) and only one needed mechanical ventilation.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), recovery time appears to be around two weeks (14 days) for mild infections and three to six weeks (21-42 days) for severe disease.
Some patients with initially mild symptoms may progress over the course of a week. In the study of 138 Wuhan patients that were hospitalized for pneumonia, dyspnea (shortness of breath) developed most commonly between five and eight days, with hospitalization occurring on the seventh day of symptoms.
WHAT TO DO?
Know what to do, no matter the scenario.
"I have similar symptoms to COVID-19"
If you feel that you have the symptoms similar to COVID-19, contact your primary care provider. In the event that your symptoms require emergency care, please call our main hospital phone line, 989.453.3223, ahead of your arrival so that the proper precautions can be taken.
"I have similar symptoms and I need 911"
If you are having an emergency medical scenario, this time is no different than any other medical emergency; call 911.
"I have emergent COVID-19 symptoms but I do not need an ambulance"
If an ambulance is not needed, but you are still in need of emergent care (ER) due to COVID-19-like symptoms, call our main phone number at Scheurer Health, 989.453.3223, and your call will be directed to our COVID-19 Nursing Team. You will be given instructions of how you can receive the proper medical care, where to enter, how to access the building and other detailed items. It is our ultimate goal to keep you safe, as well as our team and everyone else accessing healthcare at the time.
"I don't have any symptoms and I am bored at home"
Unless you absolutely have to, STAY HOME. The best way for COVID-19 to stop spreading is to limit your exposure. Plan ahead and make your trip to the grocery store, pharmacy or wherever as efficient as possible and in one trip. Do not go shopping for unnecessary items or to just pass the time. COVID-19 spreads by droplets from coughing or breathing. Be aware of what you touch, sanitize your hands often and keep six (6) feet away from others (social distancing).
ACCESS TO SCHEURER HEALTH
Scheurer Health is limiting all traffic into the main campus through two entrances. Anyone entering the facility will be taken through a health screening.
BARTH MEDICAL ARTS ENTRANCE:
Barth Medical Arts Entrance:
Scheurer Primary Care — Pigeon
Scheurer Redi-Care Clinic // Walk-in Care
Scheurer Family Pharmacy
Winsor Clinic (Dr. Khan)
CLOSED TO VISITORS:
Visitors are not allowed within these locations unless absolutely necessary for the health and wellness of our residents:
Long-Term Care // 24-hour Nursing Care
Country Bay Village // Independent Living
Country Gardens // Assisted Living
Scheurer Fiscal Services // See below for details
Scheurer Fiscal Services is closed to the public. Patients may pay their bills by mail, dropping off their payment in the secure drop box located outside of the building or by phone. To pay by phone or for fiscal/billing questions, call 989.453.7301 for assistance.
OUR HEALTH SCREENING
Any Scheurer location that is providing medical care is conducting a health screening for anyone that enters the door. So that you are prepared, here are the steps and questions that we will ask you.
"Do you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19?"
Shortness of Breath
*These are uncommon COVID-19 symptoms, but can be useful in determining a diagnosis
"Have you travelled outside of Huron County in the last 14 days?"
"Have you had a known exposure to COVID-19?"
Name, Phone Number, Area/Department that you will be accessing
You will be given a badge with some of this information to wear while on-site to help protect you and our team.
CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS
The following locations have had schedule changes, cancellations or closures due to COVID-19 precautions.
Following the mandates put into place by President Trump and the federal government, all elective surgeries have been suspended. This will allow for the preservation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for both our patients and team. Any patient with a scheduled procedure will be contacted by a Scheurer teammate with specific information as it relates to their situation.
SCHEURER HEALTH CENTER - SEBEWAING // THERAPY-ONLY
Physical Therapy appointments at Scheurer Health Center - Sebewaing only have been canceled. Any patients that are affected by this change will be contacted by office staff. Laboratory Services are still available and are open 7am-12:30pm.
Following the directive set by the Governor’s executive order, Scheurer Vision will be closed effective March 23, 2020 through April 13, 2020.
At our three locations that offer community fitness, those services have been suspended. Please note: Rehabilitation Services on our main campus is still open and operational, but community fitness will not be open.
SCHEURER WELLNESS CENTER - SANDY SHORES
To provide proper social distancing and safety to our members, we have suspended operations at Sandy Shores until further notice. Any member will have a hold put on their membership and will resume once Sandy Shores is back open for business.
COMMUNITY FITNESS CLASSES
Our community fitness classes at both the Pigeon Event Center and Sandy Shores have been suspended.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES
Our community education classes (such as Caregiver Connection, etc.) have been suspended.
Our dining room on our main campus is closed to the public, effective Friday March 20. The CDC and Huron County Health Dept have asked that we limit visitors in our facility if at all possible. This includes our world-famous free beverages. If you are on our main campus and would still like a beverage, a Scheurer teammate would be happy to get it for you.
Health Information Management Systems (HIMS) is by request only. If you are need of medical record information, inform the health screener at the entrance and they will ask you to take a seat. Our HIMS team will gather the information and deliver it to you at the door.
Pre-approved and pre-arranged vendors are still permitted on our main campus, but are asked to confirm with the individual you are meeting with beforehand. All vendors are asked to enter through Door #16, located by Materials Management. This includes anyone donating masks to Scheurer Health.
"What about my scheduled appointment?"
In our current scenario, all other appointments are still proceeding at scheduled. If you do not feel comfortable in leaving your home or social-distanced location, please contact that specific location. In the event that this changes, you will receive a phone call from our Scheurer team with those details.
CONFIRMED MICHIGAN CASES
The State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has dedicated a website to the reporting of confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Click the button below to access the latest information.
Our vision of "Better Health. Better Life." is stronger than ever before. It is our goal to keep our community safe, up-to-date and cared for, no matter the circumstances. If you did not find the answers you were looking for, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.