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Coronavirus | COVID-19

AnMed Health is committed to the health and wellbeing of it patients, visitors, staff and the community, especially during this unprecedented time. All of our teammates are working diligently to ensure a safe environment for everyone. It is our top priority, and we assure you that we’re doing everything possible to treat those who may need it and prevent others from getting it. We’re in this together, literally, now more than ever.

What to do if you think you have COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Due to the continuing COVID-19 outbreak, if you have a fever (100.4 degrees or over), and/or symptoms of a respiratory illness such as a cough or difficulty breathing, please call your AnMed Health primary care provider or use AnMed Health E-Visits so we can determine the best option of care for you.


     • If you think you may be at risk for COVID-19, please do not go to a doctor’s office without calling first.

     • You do not need to have an established primary care physician with AnMed Health to use E-Visits.
       When using E-Visits, select “COVID-19 Symptoms.”

Telemedicine

AnMed Health now has more visit options We are now able to provide care for you in multiple ways, so if you have a healthcare need during this time of social distancing, please send a MyChart message or call your physician's office to ask what type of visit works best for you. In addition to continuing to provide excellent in-person care when needed, we are now able to provide care through telephone check-ins, MyChart visits and video visits using FaceTime or Google Duo.

 

If you do not have a personal physician, our CareConnect locations remain open with usual business hours, and E-visits are an option for at home care for certain conditions. Visit here for more information.

Patients & Visitors - Update on April 24th, 2020

Beginning April 27, AnMed Health will require all patients arriving for appointments or procedures to wear a face covering. This policy applies to patients arriving at all hospital campuses, emergency rooms, outpatient facilities and physician practices. Those who do not have a mask may use an alternative such as a bandanna, scarf or sports buff. If you need help creating a face covering, the CDC has provided some helpful tips. You can view them here.

For the safety of patients and staff, AnMed Health’s visitor restrictions remain unchanged and in place at all AnMed Health locations. Family members and support persons will not be allowed to accompany patients into the building. Staff will coordinate patient drop-off and pick-up and provide conditional updates as appropriate.

On March 20, AnMed Health implemented restrictions on visitation to its hospital campuses, Emergency Department, and outpatient facilities. Visitation is limited to only three situations:
     • End-of-life situations
     • Labor & Delivery
     • Pediatric patients

These patients will be allowed only one visitor at a time. Other family members will not be allowed in the waiting areas and must remain outside the facilities. Visitors under the age of 16 will not be allowed to visit any hospital campus.

The decision to suspend visitation follows recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), as well as state and federal leadership.

We encourage families to use alternative means of communicating with their loved ones, and if needed, wait in their vehicles while a patient attends an appointment – in accordance with state and federal guidelines for limiting personal interactions.

These restrictions apply to the following facilities:
     • AnMed Health Medical Center
     • AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital
     • AnMed Health Oglesby Center
     • AnMed Health Cannon
     • AnMed Health clinics, practices, labs, procedure areas, and radiology areas

In addition to these visitation restrictions, AnMed Health will be closing many entrances to hospitals and facilities. Signage will direct patients to open entryways. Be prepared to have your temperature taken and answer questions about your health, travel and exposure to others who have tested positive for COVID-19. Visitors with symptoms or possible exposure will be asked not to visit the facility.

Testing

Testing is not currently available at your primary care doctor's office, urgent care, or the emergency department like a flu test would be. Currently, testing can only be done with a doctor’s order. Limited access to testing is an issue nationally and we are working hard for more access to testing.

AnMed Health has drive-through testing at the entrance of AnMed Health Oglesby Center A, near the flag poles at the North Campus located at 2000 East Greenville St.
     • This testing is only for at-risk, symptomatic patients who have a physician order.
     • Your testing appointment will be scheduled by your ordering physician.
     • Hours
         o 9 a.m. to noon, Monday-Friday
         o 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
         o 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday (as needed)

MUSC is offering free virtual screenings for COVID-19 with the promo code COVID19. Click here for more information

Screening

Patients and visitors are screened at these locations:
Medical Center (Fant Street)
     • Emergency Department
     • Main Entrance
North Campus (Greenville Street)
     • Cancer Center
     • Entrance A - 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m, Monday thru Friday, for Kids’ Care. We will adjust weekend hours to accommodate schedules for the lab and Kids’ Care.
     • Entrance B
     • Women’s and Children’s Hospital

 

Symptoms

Patients with COVID-19 have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness, including:
     • Fever
     • Cough
     • Shortness of breath
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Seek medical advice from your AnMed Health primary care provider or use AnMed Health E-Visits if you:
     • Develop symptoms
     • Have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19
     • Live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19
For more information, visit CDC.Gov/COVID19-Symptoms

Donations

We at AnMed Health are sincerely appreciative of the outpouring of love and support that we have received from all of you. We are committed to winning this fight, and we are stronger because of your generosity. Helping each other reflects that we are truly #InThisTogether.  

 

Here are some tips on how to graciously support AnMed Health during this time:

  1. Make a charitable contribution to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund or Employee Financial Assistance Fund. If you are an employee and need information about assistance, please email foundation@anmedhealth.org
  2. To donate PPE supplies, particularly N95 masks, please take them to the AnMed Health Distribution Center on White Street. Make sure to fill out our Gift In Kind form and include it with your donation.
  3. To provide meals, please contact Lisa Carter with Anderson Aid at 864.356.9857. This group is raising money to purchase meals from local restaurants to donate to AnMed Health employees and other first responders who are fighting COVID-19.
  4. To donate individually wrapped snacks (crackers, cookies, etc.), please send us an email at covid-19updates@anmedhealth.org. About 700 items are needed each week to accommodate staff.
  5. "We're in this together" banners have been placed at the Medical Campus (Fant/Greenville), the Emergency Department (Fant), the North Campus (Greenville/Reed), and AnMed Health Cannon (Acker). If anyone would like to add their own signs of encouragement and love at these locations, they are welcome to. Please just keep signs close to ours so that anything staked in the ground does not puncture irrigation lines.
  6. To send cards of encouragement and support, please mail to: Healthcare Heroes, AnMed Health, 800 N. Fant St., Anderson SC 29621. We will distribute to staff across areas.

After reaching our initial goal of 8,000 cloth masks to provide to our staff, AnMed Health is re-launching our challenge to the community – this time, to provide face-coverings for patients and their caregivers in anticipation of potential shortages.

AnMed Health now requires all patients arriving for appointments or procedures to wear a face-covering. This policy applies to patients arriving at all hospital campuses, emergency rooms, outpatient facilities and physician practices. We’re asking for your support in providing these masks to those who may not have one.

As businesses in our community begin to reopen, AnMed Health encourages residents to continue wearing face coverings whenever in public and to continue practicing social distancing and good hand hygiene.

Details about making/delivering fabric masks
    • No specific pattern or style is required
    • Donations of bandanas accepted as well
    • Use tightly woven cotton fabric
    • When fabric masks are complete, please drop them off at the AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital at 2000 East Greenville Street, Anderson, S.C., daily 24/7

Thank you for thinking of our staff, patients and community during this time! We are truly "in this together!"

 

Cancellations and Adjustments

Canceled

    • May 16: Teddy Bear Clinic

    • Camp Asthmania 2020

Cancellations Until Further Notice
    • Baby Café
    • Childbirth education classes
    • Grief Support Group
    • Mobile Mammography
    • Oncology-related support groups
    • Surviving the Journey Cancer Support Group
    • Weight loss seminars and support groups

Adjustments Until Further Notice
    • Asthmania Academy is rescheduling all patient appointments.
    • Something Special Too at the North Campus will be closed after April 17th until further notice. Something Special at the Medical Center will continue operating for limited hours.
    • Impressions appearance shop is open only for patients who need compression garments or mastectomy/wig fitting. Hours are 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday thru Wednesday, and 12 noon to 3 p.m., Thursday.
    • Kids Care - Adjusted hours are 12 to 7 p.m., Monday thru Friday; 12 to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
    • LifeChoice - Closed

Additional resources


SC DHECU.S.
Centers for Disease Control

This page is updated daily, M-F, but please be advised that some information may have changed since the last update. Thank you for your patience and understanding.