CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19 UPDATES

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COVID19 UPDATES & INFO

COMING OUT OF THE CRISIS

All services A to Z are open and accepting patients. In the interests of your health, 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.

This is a safe facility. To help keep everyone safe, 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

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, limited visitors are allowed in our hospital and clinic. If you any have flu or COVID19 symptoms, you may not visit or accompany a patient. If you are a medium to high risk for contracting COVID19, you may not visit. Click here for full visitor restrictions. 

Call us with your COVID/flu questions or concerns. You’ll talk directly with a Registered Nurse who can help you decide the best course of action. Dial 608.348.2331.

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.

GET YOUR NUMBERS HERE

Don’t turn to the news out of Texas or some other place to know what’s happening with COVID in our area. The best indicator of the COVID dangers in Wisconsin is 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.

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 offers curbside pickup of prescriptions in addition to our standard free delivery service. As social distancing is recommended everywhere, you can avoid coming to the pharmacy to pick up your 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.

EASY CONNECT WITH SOCIAL SERVICES HELP

For help with food and other vital family and social needs, call 211. Trained staff have info on lots of local services to benefit you and your family. They help a great many people every week. Anyone can call. Just dial 211. 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.