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HELP US STOP COVID-19 IN ITS TRACKS

YOUR COVID-19 INFORMATION HUB

It is our goal at Scheurer Health to provide you with the most up-to-date information in the most efficient way. Below you will find a variety of topics as they relate to our community's quest against COVID-19.

VACCINATION AVAILABILITY

Scheurer Health is actively working with the State of Michigan and Huron County Health Department in securing additional vaccines for our patients and community members who are aged 65-years and older. Currently, the timeline is unknown when this next phase of vaccinations will occur. Any and all available information will be posted below.

VACCINATION CLINICS

The Huron County Health Department has the following vaccination clinics scheduled:

Thursday, January 14, 2021 // FULL
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 // FULL

Visit the Huron County Health Department's website by clicking here.

To help those individuals who might not have access to the internet, please pass along that they can call 888.535.6136 and press option “5” for help finding information about vaccination in your area and to schedule an appointment, if available.

VACCINE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Will the COVID-19 vaccination help keep me from getting COVID-19?

Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you.

Is the vaccine safe?

We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated. Safety is the first priority. The process used to approve the COVID-19 vaccines is the same proven process that was used to create safe and effective vaccines for the flu, polio, measles, whooping cough and more. While the COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine authorized or approved for use.

How does an mRNA vaccine work?

Here is an infographic to help explain things. You can download it by clicking here.

How mRNA Vaccines Work

Will more than one dose of COVID-19 vaccine be required?

Yes. The current vaccines need two shots to be effective. It is very important that you receive the vaccine from the same manufacturer both times and get the doses within the required time frame to ensure the best protection from COVID-19. If you receive the Pfizer vaccine the second dose needs to be 21 days after the first dose, and the second dose of the Moderna vaccine needs to be 28 days after the first.

Will people who have already had COVID-19 be able to get vaccinated?

Yes. People who have had COVID-19 can still get a vaccine. CDC recommends getting it after you have recovered. You should check with your Primary Care Provider if you have questions.

If I already had COVID-19, should I get vaccinated? Shouldn’t I be immune?

Yes, you should still get the COVID-19 vaccine, even if you have had COVID-19. There is not enough information currently available to say if or for how long after infection someone is protected from getting COVID-19 again; this is called natural immunity. Early evidence suggests natural immunity from COVID-19 may not last very long, but more studies are needed to better understand this.

Do I need to keep wearing a mask after I get vaccinated?

Yes. Michiganders should continue to wear masks, social distance from those not in their household and wash their hands, even after receiving the vaccine.

How can a safe vaccine be made so quickly?

Vaccine development typically takes many years. However, scientists had already begun research for coronavirus vaccines during previous outbreaks caused by related coronaviruses (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). That earlier research provided a head start for rapid development of vaccines to protect against infection with COVID-19. No steps were skipped in the development of this vaccine but modifications to the process were made to shorten the timeline without sacrificing safety, such as:

  • Overlapping phase I and phase II clinical trials. Phase I studies include a small number of people and evaluate whether the vaccine causes an immune response and is safe. Scientists looked at data from a group of people in phase I as phase II was progressing to make these evaluations.
  • While completing large phase III trials, manufacturers began producing the vaccine, so that if it were shown to be safe and effective, they would have large numbers of doses ready.
  • While waiting for a vaccine to be ready, many other aspects of vaccine delivery were prepared (e.g., developing plans for how to distribute the first, limited quantities available, ensuring adequate supplies for distributing and administering the vaccine.)

Can this vaccine give me COVID-19?

No. This vaccine gives your body a code that helps it recognize the virus, so your body can fight it off in the future. The COVID-19 vaccine differs from other vaccines in this way, such as the flu shot.

Does the vaccine have any side effects?

After the COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some mild side effects. This is a normal sign that your body is building protection. The side effects from the COVID-19 vaccination may feel like flu and fight even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Your arm may be sore, red, or warm to the touch. You may experience a low-grade fever, headache, and just a general feeling of “not yourself”. These are signs that your immune system is doing exactly what it is supposed to, which is to produce an immune response for you to have protection against this disease.

 

 

 

VISITOR RESTRICTIONS

VISITORS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THIS TIME

Based on the most recent State of Michigan Executive Orders and the current status of our region, visitors are not permitted at this time. If it is medically necessary for a patient to receive care, one visitor would be permitted.

We realize that this situation is very fluid and executive orders will likely be changed, affecting allowed visitor activities. This section will be updated based on the most recent policy changes.

HOW TO DEAL WITH THE GRIEF

Chris Rabanera, Behavioral Health Specialist and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist stops by once again to discuss the tolls of grief on our lives, emotions and relationships.
COVID-19 // How to Deal with the Grief 0:00

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. 

A TELEHEALTH OVERVIEW

  1. Call your provider's office and ask for a virtual appointment through TeleHealth
  2. Our clinic team will ask whether you would like the secure link sent to your phone or email address. You should receive the link almost immediately.
  3. When your appointment time is approaching, follow the link and check-in. In order for your provider to see you, click the blue "Enable Camera" button and then "allow" to access your camera and microphone. You are now in the virtual waiting room.
  4. When your provider is ready to meet, your screen will automatically update and connect for your appointment.

Please note:
TeleHealth services require certain system updates and requirements. All devices must have a functioning camera/webcam. Some functions or tests may not be capable via TeleHealth and may require an in-person appointment to be scheduled afterward.

CLINIC CONTACT INFORMATION

Scheurer Primary Care - Bad Axe

Scheurer Primary Care - Bad Axe
75 Buschlen Rd
Bad Axe, MI 48413
989.623.9300 | 989.269.0243 (fax)
Map and driving directions

Hours

Monday, 7:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, 7:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, 7:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, 7:00 to 4:00pm

Lab Hours: M-F, 7:00am - 12:30am

Diagnostic Imaging Hours: M-F, 8:00am to 11:00am

Providers at this location | Authorization to release medical records

Scheurer Primary Care - Caseville

Scheurer Primary Care - Caseville
7000 Main St.
Caseville, MI 48725
989.856.3449 | 989.856.2209 (fax)
Map and driving directions

Hours

Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Providers at this location | Authorization to release medical records

Scheurer Primary Care - Elkton

Scheurer Primary Care - Elkton
4970 Railroad St.
Elkton, MI 48731
989.375.2214 | 989.375.2175 (fax)
Map and driving directions

Hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Providers at this location | Authorization to release medical records

Scheurer Primary Care - Pigeon

Scheurer Primary Care - Pigeon
168 N. Caseville Road
Pigeon MI 48755
989.453.2141 | 989.453.2559 (fax)
Map and driving directions

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed for lunch, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Evening appointments are available

Providers at this location | Authorization to release medical records

Scheurer Primary Care - Sebewaing

Scheurer Primary Care - Sebewaing
616 S. Unionville Rd
Sebewaing, MI 48759
989.883.9088 | 989.883.3551 (fax)
Map and driving directions

Hours

Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Providers at this location | Authorization to release medical records

Scheurer Health FastCare // Meijer

Scheurer Health FastCare
100 Pigeon Road
Bad Axe, MI 48413
989.623.9505 | 989.453.1999 (fax)

Located Inside of the "HOME" entrance of Meijer

FASTCARE HOURS

Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday
8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Closed only on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Holiday hours may vary

Redi-Care Clinic // Walk-In Care

Redi-Care Clinic
168 N. Caseville Road
Pigeon, MI 48755
989.453.3223 | 989.453.2559 (fax)
Map and driving directions

Monday through Thursday, 3 to 8 p.m.
Friday, 1 to 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed only on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Holiday hours may vary

Scheurer Specialty Care

Scheurer Specialty Care
135 N. Caseville Road
Pigeon, MI 48755
989.453.3798 (General surgery) | 989.453.5226 (ENT surgery) | 989.453.3819 (fax)
Map and driving directions

General surgery hours

Monday and Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to noon
Closed for lunch, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Clinic days

First, third and fifth (when available) Fridays of the month, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch, 12 to 1 p.m.

Providers at this location | Authorization to release medical records

PHARMACY CURBSIDE PICK-UP

To help social distancing, we are happy to provide curbside pick-up at all four of our locations. You can now refill your prescriptions without ever leaving your vehicle. On top of Curbside Pick-Up, our pharmacies are still open with regular hours. If utilizing Pharmacy Curbside Pick-up, cash payments cannot be accepted. See below for payment options. 

FOR BEST RESULTS:

  1. Call the pharmacy's main phone line to let them know what time you will be picking up your prescriptions
  2. While on the phone, you can complete payment by credit or debit card, or you can complete the transaction once in a Pharmacy Curbside Pick-Up parking spot.
  3. Arrive at the pharmacy and park in one of the Pharmacy Curbside Pick-Up parking spots and call the phone number listed on the sign (again, the pharmacy mainline) to let them know you have arrived. Confirm the number of prescriptions you are picking up.
  4. Our pharmacy staff will collect your items and meet you at your vehicle. If not already, payment will be completed at this tim.
  5. That's it! You are on your way home without ever having to leave your vehicle.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • Credit or Debit Card while over the phone
  • Credit or Debit Card (will require extra time to process transaction inside)
  • Written Check
  • Not accepted: cash (but still accepted inside the pharmacy)

EXCLUSIVE SHOPPING TIME

At each of our four locations of Scheurer Family Pharmacy, the first 30 minutes of business hours are dedicated to vulnerable patient shopping, Monday through Friday. See below for times designated by location.

VULNERABLE PATIENT CRITERIA

  • 60+ years of age
  • Immunocompromised
  • Pregnant

 

PHARMACY LOCATIONS

Caseville

6568 Main St.
Caseville, MI 48725
989.856.2900
Map and driving directions

Delivery within a 10-mile radius.

Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Vulnerable Patient Shopping Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 9:30am

Elkton

4970 Railroad St.
Elkton, MI 48731
989.375.2121
Map and driving directions

Delivery within Elkton village limits.

Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm

Vulnerable Patient Shopping Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 9:30am

Pigeon

168 N. Caseville Road
Pigeon, MI 48755
989.453.2535
Map and driving directions

Hours

Monday: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Saturday, 9:00am - 4:00pm | Closed for lunch, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am - 3:00pm | Closed for lunch, 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Vulnerable Patient Shopping Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 9:00am

Sebewaing

8866 S. Unionville Road
Sebewaing, MI 48759
989.883.3850
Map and driving directions

Hours

Monday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Vulnerable Patient Shopping Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 9:00am

HOW TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT COVID-19

How to Talk to Kids about COVID-19 0:00

There is certainly no playbook when it comes to explaining COVID-19 to children, but there are a few big topics to cover. Below is a comic strip to help children understand how they can help stomp out COVID-19.

Click on the right blue arrow next to the bottom images for the next slide.

Daniel Tiger // How to talk to kids about COVID-19 0:00

For a complete playlist about explaining COVID-19 to children from PBS Kids, click the button below.

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.

FEELING SYMPTOMS?
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 back to better health.

STAY HOME

Do not go to the store or other similar places

SEPARATE YOURSELF

Keep distance between you and other household members at all times

STAY IN

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.

QUARANTINE

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.


ISOLATION

Separates people who have COVID-19 from those who are healthy.
Restricts the movement of people to stop the spread of illness.

HOMEMADE MASKS

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.

If you are interested in making your own mask, click the button below to find step-by-step instructions.

SYMPTOMS

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:
Headache
Sore Throat
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. 

TIMING

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 on the main campus through two entrances. Anyone entering the facility will be taken through a health screening.

MAIN ENTRANCE:

Emergency Care
Diagnostic Imaging
Laboratory Services
Medical Records
Registration
Rehabilitation
Specialty Care
Surgical Services

BARTH MEDICAL ARTS ENTRANCE:

Barth Medical Arts Entrance:
Scheurer Primary Care — Pigeon
Scheurer Pediatrics
Scheurer Redi-Care Clinic // Walk-in Care
Scheurer Family Pharmacy
Winsor Clinic (Dr. Khan)

REHABILITATION SERVICES:

Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy appointments

CLOSED TO VISITORS:

As of the current moment, visitors are NOT allowed to the following living communities:
Long-Term Care // 24-hour Nursing Care
Country Bay Village // Independent Living
Country Gardens // Assisted Living

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.

QUESTION #1

"Do you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19?"
       Cough
       Fever
       Shortness of Breath
       Diarrhea*
       Nausea*
       Vomiting*
       Sore Throat    

*These are uncommon COVID-19 symptoms, but can be useful in determining a diagnosis


QUESTION #2

"Have you travelled outside of Huron County in the last 14 days?"


QUESTION #3

"Have you had a known exposure to COVID-19?"


QUESTION #4

Temperature Check


QUESTION #5

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.

 

COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES

Our community education classes (such as Caregiver Connection, etc.) have resumed, with social distance guidelines and number limitations in mind.

 

MEDICAL RECORDS

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. 

 

VENDORS

​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?"

All appointments are still proceeding as 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.

OUR VISION

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.