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Coronavirus | COVID-19

AnMed Health is committed to the health and wellbeing of its 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 Week of June 15, 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.

In light of the important role that support persons play in our patients’ care and overall well being, AnMed Health will resume limited visitation for inpatients beginning Monday, June 15th. Exceptions will continue to be made for end-of-life circumstances. At AnMed Health Medical Center and AnMed Health Cannon, visiting hours will be held between 9 a.m. – noon and between 4 – 6:30 p.m. daily. For the continued safety of our patients and staff during COVID-19, visitation is limited to only 1 support person during the course of each visitation period. At the AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital, visiting hours will be held between 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Maternity and pediatric patients may have two support persons. Adult surgical patients may have one support person. Everyone entering the building -- patients, support persons, and staff -- must wear a mask or face-covering.

All Support Persons:

  • Must wear a mask or face-covering at all times
  • Will be screened upon arrival
  • May not visit confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients
  • Must be at least 16 years old

We encourage families to continue using alternative means of communicating with their loved ones, and if needed, wait in their vehicles while a patient & their support person attends an appointment. As a reminder, emergency care for conditions such as heart attack and stroke should never be delayed. Likewise, well check-ups and routine screenings are key to the detection of health issues in their earliest, most treatable stages. We strongly encourage all community members to seek care when needed, and continue to follow CDC guidelines for wearing masks in public, social distancing, and frequent hand-washing.

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

Drive Thru 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)
*Note that starting Monday, July 6th, we will offer expanded testing hours from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Screening

Patients and visitors are screened at these locations: Medical Center (Fant Street)
     • Emergency Department
     • Main Entrance
North Campus (Greenville Street)
     • Cancer Center
     • Entrances A, B, and C
     • 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!"

 

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.