We understand that people in our community are naturally concerned about
COVID-19. We want you to know that Flagler Health+ has been effectively
and safely caring for patients who require isolation precautions for more
than 130 years.
SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:
The Governor issued an executive order that all medically unnecessary,
non-urgent or non-emergency procedures and surgeries are to be postponed.
Since then, our surgery, testing and procedure teams have collaborated
with our physician partners to evaluate every scheduled case and determine
which cases should be postponed. We are working diligently to call all
patients and inform them about their status.
Several non-travel related cases of COVID-19 have now been reported in
our County. With that information, we have made the difficult decision
to suspend all patient visitation. Exceptions will be made for the most
critical, extenuating circumstances and spouses/partners of Labor and
Delivery patients. Permitted visitors will be screened for fever, cough
and shortness of breath and will not be allowed entry if they have symptoms.
Beginning at noon on Monday, all entry into the hospital will be limited
to the Emergency Department entrance.
If you come on campus, you will see there is a tent and mobile clinic in
the parking lot at Flagler Health+. Please note that this is NOT one of
the drive through testing sites you have seen or heard about on the news.
This outdoor test collection site has been established for patients who
have a physician order for COVID-19 testing and have pre-registered. We
know there are many people in our community desiring to be tested and
understand your frustration. We are all feeling it. Flagler Health+ currently
has a limited quantity of test kits available and we must focus first
on ensuring that our community's most vulnerable people with symptoms
and risk for complications get the testing and care they need. We are
hopeful that a drive-through site as described by federal and state agencies
will be established in our area very soon and will support it in any way
that we can.
See a Doctor Online
If you are having mild cold, flu or allergy symptoms, call your primary
care doctor or urgent care center before leaving your home or office.
Please note that COVID-19 testing requires a doctor’s order. If
you do not feel comfortable calling or cannot see your regular provider,
you can see a doctor online from the comfort of your own home. Flagler
Health+ is offering a discounted rate of $25 for an online doctor visit.
You can download our Flagler Health+ Anywhere app in the app store or
Google Play, or visit FlaglerHealthAnywhere.com on your computer. Answer
a few, quick registration questions and enter the code FlaglerHealth2020
to receive your discount. A typical wait to see one of our online doctors
is usually 10 minutes, but due to high volumes, you will experience longer
wait times up to one hour.
What You Can Do to Keep Yourself and Your Family Healthy
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the
trash and then wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular
household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds
and other social distancing measures.
- Stay informed. CDC.GOV is the best source of information.
As always, if you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.