CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19 UPDATES

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COVID19 UPDATES & INFO

COMING OUT OF THE CRISIS

Each week, we are adding in-person visits for all services. DO NOT DELAY NEEDED MEDICAL CARE. Please call for an appointment or seek the care you need. Your health and well-being depend on it.

Note: all patients are required to bring a cloth face covering or mask to wear inside our hospital and clinics. If you don’t already have one, find quick and easy info here on making your mask. 

VISITOR POLICY CHANGES (May 19)

Our temporary visitor restrictions are subject to change as pandemic circumstances change. Click here to read the current policy on temporary visitor restrictions. 

SYMPTOMS? CALL BEFORE YOU COME

  • If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath or other COVID-19 symptoms, you must call before coming to the hospital: 608.348.2331
  • A separate respiratory clinic for those with flu/COVID19 symptoms is located in our EMS Station next to our hospital facility. Everyone with a cough, sore throat or fever, will be asked to see a provider at that location.
  • For everyone’s safety, visitors are not allowed in our hospital or clinic — with a few very specific exceptions. See our policy for full details.

Call anytime, 24/7 with questions or concerns about symptoms, what to do, and more. Whether it’s the middle of the night or middle of the afternoon, just dial 608.348.2331 to speak with a Registered Nurse.

TRY A TeleHEALTH VISIT

It’s not for every health issue, but it is easy, fast, and hassle free. Call (608) 348-2331 or find out more by clicking here.

NEWS ON NUMBERS

More people are tested now than ever (at Southwest Health and across the State), and more tests naturally mean more positive cases. There is a better indicator of the coronavirus impact on our health — the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized per day. This is an important number regardless of how many people are being tested. Click here to find current hospitalization figures as well as the updated graph showing the trends on the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s dashboard.

CONFIRMED CASES: POSITIVE RESULTS BY COUNTY

Important: Our source for this data is the Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services to whom Southwest Health reports positive cases. WDHS, in turn, reports cases to the CDC. Those are trustworthy sources for accruate, reliable COVID-19 statistics. However, Google searches are reporting numbers from Wikipedia that are wildly inaccurate. We caution you on other unreliable sources.

Wisconsin County
Total Cases as of 5/26/2020 at 2pm
Grant 82
Iowa 11
Lafayette 20
Crawford 25
Richland 14
Total Number of Positive Cases in Wisconsin 15,277

EMERGENCY AND URGENT CARE

Do not call 911 for general COVID-19 symptoms. Dial 911 only if you’re having severe difficulty breathing or another life-threatening emergency.

Thinking about coming to the ER or Urgent Care? Definitely call the hospital first at 608-348-2331.

PHARMACY: CURB-SIDE PICK-UP AND FREE DELIVERY

The Pharmacy at Southwest Health is now offering curbside pickup of prescriptions in addition to our standard free delivery service. As social distancing is recommended everywhere, avoid coming to the pharmacy to pick up over the counter medications. Use these other methods instead. Call The Pharmacy at (608) 342-6200 with questions.

PATIENT FINANCIAL COUNSELING

For the safety of our patients and staff, the business office will be suspending in-person financial counseling. Please call 608-342-4717 with billing questions or to make a payment. Thank you!

YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Job loss, money troubles, worries about family, anxiety and stress, social distancing, and more. It’s a lot to handle. You’re not alone. Thankfully, there is help. Click here for the Southwest Wisconsin Behavioral Health Partnership website offering links to help and info you can use.

CONNECT WITH SOCIAL SERVICES HELP

For food and nutrition and other family and social needs, call 211. Trained staff have info on lots of local services to benefit you and your family. Anyone can call 211, and it’s available 24/7.

OTHER IMPORTANT RESOURCES

In addition to Southwest Health, the CDC is also a trusted and reliable source of up-to-date information. Here are some important links:

The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation delivers vital social and public health services to vulnerable women and families statewide. Families across Wisconsin who need help with basic needs, medical coverage, financial assistance, baby supplies, prenatal health, mental health services, and more are urged to contact them.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

About COVID-19

COVID-19 Information for Travelers 

Coronavirus Cases in Wisconsin By County

CDC FEATURED HANDOUTS

What to do if you are sick with COVID-19.

How to manage respiratory symptoms at home.

Click here to see other CDC featured resources available in different languages.