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Unity Medical Center prepared for COVID-19 testing

 

Although Unity Medical Center has not had any confirmed cases of COVID-19, the hospital is capable of testing for it, this according to a press release issued by the hospital Monday, March 16. Patients must meet the following guidelines that have been set by the CDC and the THA before receiving a test:

1. Contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case

2. Travel to a high-risk international or domestic location with evidence of widespread community transmission

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3. Pregnant women or immunocompromised persons

4. High-risk occupation (healthcare worker, work with elderly/at-risk populations)

5. Severe pneumonia / acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) of unknown etiology

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FROM UNITY MEDICAL CENTER
• Wash your hands often with soap and water (or alcohol-based hand rub) for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
• Stay at home when you are sick
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm or a tissue
• Clean and disinfect objects (e.g., cell phone, computer) and high-touch surfaces regularly.
• Call ahead before presenting to the ER or any physician’s office

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If you are having respiratory distress or difficulty breathing, Unity Medical Center urges you to call the emergency department at 931-450-1732

For more information, please contact Unity Medical Center at 931-728-6354. Updates will be posted to the Unity Medical Center Facebook page.

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