Protecting You Is Our Priority
Get the essential treatments you need from the doctors you trust. Safety measures have slowed the spread of COVID-19, and we’re booking appointments as well as resuming essential surgeries and procedures.
As we restart, we’ll continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other experts. Your safety is our top priority.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, contact your primary care provider by phone first. Based on your symptoms, your doctor will ask a series of questions to confirm if you need to be tested. If you have further questions about COVID-19 guidelines in our region or need additional community resources, contact the Van Wert County General Health District (Health Department) at 419-238-0808.
If you are experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to your closest Emergency Room.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Symptoms may range from mild to severe and can appear 2-14 days after exposure. Older adults, people who live in nursing homes or long-term care facilities and people with underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
If you are experiencing emergency warning signs for COVID-19 (which could include difficulty breathing; persistent pain or pressure in the chest; new confusion or inability to arouse; and/or bluish lips or face), get medical attention immediately. Drive yourself to your Emergency Department if you’re able, but call ahead to let staff know you’re coming. If you cannot transport yourself, call 911.
How to Protect Yourself and Others
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put at least six feet of distance between yourself and other people.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash, and wash your hands immediately.
- Wear a facemask when you’re around other people.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them.
We are working to ensure we remain a safe place to work and provide care. Please visit our Visitation Guidelines page for updated information about our visitation policy. This policy will be in place until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a significant threat in our region.
Updated Ohio Information
Up-to-date statewide information for the State of Ohio is available at coronavirus.ohio.gov. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the most timely and accurate information for the entire nation, including travel information, prevention and treatment tips, and other resources.