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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.”

Visitors

For the safety of our patients, community and staff, AnMed Health has implemented additional restrictions on visitation to its hospital campuses, Emergency Department, and outpatient facilities.

Effective 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, visitation will be 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.

Certain screenings and testing, such as mammograms, are being rescheduled, with the health system notifying patients. Further, in cases where it is possible, AnMed Health is postponing elective surgeries and procedures beginning Monday, March 23, 2020.

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're asking community members interested in sewing cloth masks to use this pattern as it meets the needs required for our front line caregivers. As a note, please launder the fabric in hot water prior to creating the masks. If masks have already been made, we will still gladly accept them and distribute as appropriate to certain staff, limited visitors, and our health care partners. Once completed, these items may be dropped off at the screening tent outside the AnMed Health Medical Center Emergency Room at 800 N Fant Steet Anderson, SC, every day, 5:30 a.m. to 12 midnight and the Emergency Room entrance alcove at AnMed Health Cannon, 123 W G Acker Dr., Pickens, S.C. from 5:30 a.m. to midnight. Questions should be directed to Jan Verbeck, director of Volunteer Services, at 864.512.1263 or jan.verbeck@anmedhealth.org. All other medical supply donations should be delivered to the Distribution Center (1830 White Street), Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The AnMed Health Foundation has issued a challenge to the community to donate 8,000 masks to help our healthcare workers and patients stay safe. With the challenge, we are asking donors to complete a donor form so that we can track the donations that we receive. If you would like to help but are unable to create masks but would like to contribute financially, you can fill out the Gift-In-Kind donation form and send it to the AnMed Health Foundation.

 

Cancellations and Adjustments

Canceled
    • March 31: RN Job Fair
    • April 25: Drug Take Back Day

    • May 16: Teddy Bear Clinic

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.
    • Hours for Something Special Too gift shop at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital have been changed to 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
    • 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.