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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.
Cameron Hospital
Updated Visitor Restrictions & Personal Protective Equipment
October 13, 2020

CAMERON VISITOR RESTRICTIONS UPDATE

Due to the recent uptick in community spread of COVID-19, and until further notice, Cameron Hospital has updated our visitor restrictions to continue to protect the health of our patients, staff and community. The change applies to the Medical / Surgical Unit as follows:

 

No visitors to the Medical / Surgical Unit
In end-of-life situations Cameron will work with each individual family to make safe accommodations.

 

Continued Policies are as follows:
Individuals coming to one of our outpatient centers or physician offices will be restricted to a single visitor responsible for transportation. If that person is not needed for communication purposes, they should remain in their vehicle while we care for the patient. Please bring a mobile phone to support communication.

Ambulatory practices and administrative buildings are not allowing pharmaceutical representatives and other outside vendors on site until further notice.

Hospital entrances
To help manage the flow of patients and visitors, non-essential hospital entrances have been closed. Additional screening is being performed at entry points.

Personal protective equipment
Per the CDC: “Masks are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the mask coughs, sneezes, talks or raises their voice. This is called source control.”

In an effort to keep you and our staff safe, patients and visitors will be given a mask upon arrival and asked to wear it for their entire visit.

Why? Not all masks and face coverings are made with sufficient droplet filtering capability. Examples of these include bandannas, face gators and masks with exhalation valves.

Volunteer services
Cameron’s volunteer services, which aid in a variety of areas, have been suspended.

Social distancing
Wherever possible, Cameron Hospital is practicing social distancing, which means limiting close contact with others. Community events, classes, and non-essential meetings may be canceled or postponed. Contact the organizer if you are unsure about the status of a specific event, class, or meeting.

We recognize these restrictions can be disappointing to our patients and visitors and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your family. The health and safety of you, our patients and care team are our top priority during this heightened time of illness.  We encourage you to use FaceTime, Skype and phone calls to visit with loved ones in the hospital. Should you need assistance with this, please let a staff member know.

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 strict visitation guidelines in an effort to protect patients and staff from the COVID-19 outbreak.  For the most up-to-date information please visit us at cameronmch.com

Hospital entrances
To help manage the flow of patients and visitors, non-essential hospital entrances have been closed. Additional screening is being performed at entry points.

Personal protective equipment
Per the CDC: “Masks are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the mask coughs, sneezes, talks or raises their voice. This is called source control.”

In an effort to keep you and our staff safe, patients and visitors will be given a mask upon arrival and asked to wear it for their entire visit.

Why? Not all masks and face coverings are made with sufficient droplet filtering capability. Examples of these include bandannas, face gators and masks with exhalation valves.

Volunteer services
Cameron’s volunteer services, which aid in a variety of areas, have been suspended.

Social distancing
Wherever possible, Cameron Hospital is practicing social distancing, which means limiting close contact with others. Community events, classes, and non-essential meetings may be canceled or postponed. Contact the organizer if you are unsure about the status of a specific event, class, or meeting.

Visitor Restrictions – Español

Screening Tools

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.

Letter from Cameron Hospital CEO

Hotlines

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.

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
$189.04

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.

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