At Methodist Healthcare, your safety is our top priority. During these uncertain times, it is our goal to ensure our community is kept informed and well. The Methodist Healthcare Safety Series is dedicated to YOU – keeping you informed on how to keep you and your loved ones safe. Join our clinical experts for their advice on how to stay safe as we move forward together.

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Your Questions. Our Experts.

You should seek emergency care immediately if you are having:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Yes. At Methodist Healthcare, our safety standards are above and beyond the recommendations from the CDC. These precautions include: Limited entries, clinical staff, universal masking, socially distanced waiting rooms and frequent cleaning of all high touch surfaces. Patients suspected of COVID-19 are quickly placed in a separate waiting area to minimize exposure to the coronavirus.

In an emergency minutes matter. Concern about the pandemic shouldn’t keep you from seeking potentially life-saving care. Our ER is safe. Delaying care is not.

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Talk to your children about hand hygiene and role model washing hands often, make hand washing fun. Stay home whenever possible. Encourage children to play outdoors, create fun breaks such as dancing or visiting family and friends via phone or video chats.

Most people with COVID-19 have a mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. If this is the case you should stay home and isolate from others in your household. Wear a mask if you need to be around other family members. Get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids. You may also want to have acetaminophen or ibuprofen on hand to reduce fever and relieve aches and pains. Eat healthy and wash your hands often. If your symptoms worsen, you should seek medical care. Our ERs are safe. Delaying care is not.

Yes! In an emergency minutes matter. Concern about the pandemic shouldn’t keep you from seeking potentially life-saving care. Safety measures have been put in place in each of our facilities to keep patients and staff safe. Our ER is safe. Delaying care is not.

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