Cameron Hospital Updated Visitor Restrictions & Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines
Updated Visitation Policy, Effective July 1, 2021
The Indiana Department of Health is now recommending opening up visiting policies to pre-pandemic practices, with precautions.
Here are the guidelines:
- All visitors and patients will be screened for symptoms and recent exposure to COVID-19 on arrival.
- Those with symptoms of COVID-19 or within the incubation period of exposure will be allowed to enter for treatment, but visitors with COVID-19 symptoms or recent exposure will not be allowed to visit. They must leave the premise by the most direct route available to them.
- All visitors must remain masked in all areas of the healthcare facility regardless of vaccination status (except when eating or drinking).
- Visitors must remain in the patient room or designated waiting areas. Masking and social distancing will be observed while in public areas.
- Guest trays may be arranged for visitors as needed. Masks may be removed while eating or drinking.
- If isolation precautions are in place, visitors will be provided the appropriate PPE and instructed on how to use.
- If COVID-19 precautions are in place, the visitors will:
- Be provided with appropriate PPE.
- Instructed on appropriate use of PPE.
- Informed of risks of contracting COVID-19.
- Instructed to consult provider if they develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of visitation.
- Instructed on how to put on and remove PPE.
- Instructed on appropriate hand hygiene.
- Eating and drinking will take place outside the isolation environment.
- There may be times we will limit the number of visitors in a patient room based on needs of the patient. Certain areas and services (such as physician offices, surgery, the Emergency Department and COVID-19 patient rooms) may restrict the number of visitors at bedside due to space limitations and or to provide safe care.
- Departmental visitation guidelines will be considered to optimize patient care.
- All isolation procedures must be followed by visitors.
If you have any questions, please call us at 260-665-2141.
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Cameron Respiratory Clinic
Cameron Respiratory Clinic is now accepting walk-ins!
The Cameron Respiratory Clinic is now providing point-of-care rapid COVID-19 testing for patients who have begun presenting symptoms within the past 7 days of their visit.
For more information on our Respiratory Clinic, please call us at (260) 667-5633 or click the button below to learn more.
1381 North Wayne Street
Angola, IN 46703
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S-S 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Recommendations for Family & Visitors
Residents are encouraged to take everyday preventive actions to avoid being exposed to the virus:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you are sick or becoming sick.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
- If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with symptoms, call the VA before going to the facility.
Cameron will continue visitation guidelines in an effort to protect patients and staff from COVID-19. For the most up-to-date visitation guidelines and restrictions, please visit this page or find us on Facebook.
If you believe you are experiencing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) symptoms, the best course of action is to use the Coronavirus Self-Checker from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
To get started click here, then click on the light-blue box towards the top of the page labeled “Coronavirus Self-Checker.”
If you qualify for testing based on the CDC’s Self-Checker, the next step is to contact one of the following resources:
- Cameron Hospital’s COVID-19 Resource Line, call 260-667-5555, available Monday through Friday 8am – 6pm and Saturday through Sunday from 9am – 5pm
- Steuben County Health Department, call 260-668-1000 ext. 1500
- Your healthcare provider
You should NOT go to a healthcare facility without contacting one of these resources first.
Cash Pricing for COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing
In compliance with the Public Health Act (Sec. 3202), please take the time to review the cash price for the diagnostic test for COVID-19.
While your health insurance plan will likely cover this lab without cost to you based on current emergency rules, it is important to check with your plan provider for the most accurate pricing information. The amount charged also is subject to adjustment if state law mandates pricing or the test is performed by a government agency.
COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Cash Price
- Note: Other tests and screenings may be ordered and provided at the same time of service, which will affect your total bill, and may not be part of the COVID-19 coverage with your plan, thus co-pays and deductibles may apply.
Click below to explore COVID-19 information from trusted sources.
To prevent exposure to others, individuals who are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath and/or have had contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 are encouraged to call their healthcare provider or the Steuben County Health Department (260-668-1000 ext. 1500) PRIOR to arriving at a healthcare facility. You can also call our COVID-19 Resource Line at 260-667-5555, available Monday through Friday 8am – 6pm and Saturday through Sunday from 9am – 5pm. A team member will be available to answer questions and connect you with relevant resources.
The COVID-19 Cameron Response Fund
The COVID-19 Cameron Response Fund is a secure way for individuals to contribute to Cameron’s efforts during this time of need.
This fund will enable us to immediately purchase essential supplies such as personal protective equipment for our frontline staff and allow us to prepare for the exponential growth of upcoming healthcare demands.
We understand the COVID-19 global pandemic will have an immense local impact. As the cornerstone for healthcare in our community, there is and will continue to be a vast need and demand for our services. Our mission continues to revolve around the health and wellness of our community. As the largest local, independent healthcare resource in our community, we need your support to ensure we can continue to provide high-quality care for you and your loved ones.
Cameron Hospital is a critical resource to Steuben County and the surrounding area. Please consider making a donation to help during this pandemic.
Contact Krista Miller (kmiller@cameronMCH.com or 260-667-5722) with any questions regarding this fund.
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