COVID-19 INFORMATION RELEASE HOSPITAL UPDATE:
· Do not visit loved ones at the hospital if you are sick.
· Please keep visitors to 1 to 2 in all areas of the hospital and or clinics.
· Entrances are restricted to the Emergency Entrance and the Main Entrance.
· If you are ill and have to come to the hospital or clinics for treatment or other services, please protect others by asking for a mask at the front desks.
TESTING, TREATMENT, PRECAUTION INFORMATION
· There are a lot of things that can make you sick like the flu, the common cold, and other infections. Not everyone that wants a test for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will be tested. If everyone that wanted to be tested showed up at physician offices and hospitals, it would cause such an overload and bottleneck in these facilities that it would prevent those who actually are having severe symptoms to receive the testing and treatment they need. Also, it would prevent those who are experiencing other illnesses and injuries from getting the help they need.
· A physician must recommend testing and that is why it is so important to follow these instructions:
1. If you are experiencing severe symptoms of:
• Shortness of breath
· CALL YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN FIRST BEFORE GOING INTO THEIR OFFICE.
· THEY WILL INSTRUCT YOU ON THE PROTOCOL THEY HAVE SET UP FOR YOUR VISIT.
· Phone numbers for all local physicians are listed at the end of this information document.
2. IF YOU ARE HAVING SEVERE SYMTOMS AND NEED TO COME INTO THE ER:
· PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO 928-425-1026, SO THE STAFF WILL GIVE YOU INSTRUCTIONS AND THEY WILL TAKE PROPER PRECAUTIONS TO CARE OF YOU.
3. The Arizona State Public Health Laboratory has devised a testing matrix that physicians are using as a guide. Sometimes this is called “screening” or “meeting criteria” for testing. You will be asked about your travel history 14 days prior to the onset of your symptoms, your exposure to anyone with a CONFIRMED case of Coronavirus, health history, and other questions. The physician will check for fever, signs/symptoms of lower respiratory illness and other lung conditions.
4. If the physician determines that you “meet criteria,” the Coronavirus test will be administered. This includes a nasal swab and a throat swab (nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal swab).
5. The test will be sent to a state lab where it will take 4 – 5 days to get the result.
6. You will be asked to stay quarantined (home isolation) until results are back.
7. If the test comes back positive, you will be quarantined for 14 days.
NOTE: Data is indicating that the most vulnerable are the senior population (over the age of 60) and those people with chronic diseases such as respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer, diabetes, etc.
· There is no medication to treat COVID-19. It is a viral infection and has to run its course. Stay in bed, get enough rest, drink plenty of water, etc. People that are hospitalized due to extreme, severe symptoms have to receive special respiratory care during the illness.
· People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas. We need to be aware of those who could become seriously ill if exposed to the virus: The elderly and those with compromised immune systems, for example.
· As much as possible, separate yourself from other people in your home. Designate a “sick room.” This is known as home isolation, or quarantine.
· Do not share household items.
· Frequently disinfect high touch areas.
· Limit contact with pets and animals. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, limit contact with animals until more information is known.
· If you are sick, wear a facemask when you are around other people in your home or if you have to visit your healthcare facility.
PRECAUTION – Help protect the most vulnerable
· WASH YOUR HANDS frequently for at least 20 seconds.
· Cough/sneeze with your mouth tightly nestled into your elbow or into a tissue tightly around your mouth. Wash or sanitize your hands after each event.
· Refrain from touching the “T Zone” of your face --- eyes, nose, or mouth.
· Avoid close contact with sick people.
· Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces often.
· Avoid shaking hands or other close contact greetings.
· Stay home when you are sick.
· Coronavirus Disease spreads through close personal contact with a sick person.
· Symptoms may show up 2-14 days after contact with an infected individual.
FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION:
Local Primary Care Physician Office Phone Numbers
CV Family Practice 928-425-7108
Dr. Douglas Campbell Dr. Travis Charles Mark Wyma PA-C
Tyler Foulger PA-C
CV Red Rock Clinic 928-425-8151
Dr. Joseph Ring Dr. Bradley Werrell Tyler Foulger PA-C
CV Clinics @ the Hospital 928-425-3247
Beau Bradley PA-C Zach McBride PA-C
CV Pediatrics 928-425-3247
Dr. Murray Caplan
CV Superior Clinic 520-689-2423
Blaine Jensen, PA-C Dr. Douglas Campbell
CV Tonto Basin Clinic 928-479-2871
Dr. Douglas Campbell Beau Bradley PA-C
CV Pleasant Valley (Young, AZ) 928-462-6644
Blaine Jensen, PA-C
CV Kearny Clinic 520-363-5573
Michael Smith, PA-C
Palo Verde Family Care 928-425-6592
Dr. Oscar Andrade Dr. Melde Tina Mugford, NP
Hope Family Care 928-425-8200
Dr. Holly Rooney Chad Campbell, PA
Pinal Mountain Internal Medicine 928-402-0096
Dr. Brent Layton
Canyonlands Healthcare 928-402-0491
Sara Bennett, NP Jenni Kuker, NP Jean Turney-Shaw, NP