Emergency Care During a Pandemic

By: Caroline Ackerman

April 24, 2020

A man with chest pain

Medical emergencies like strokes and heart attacks still happen, even in a pandemic. That’s why Renown Health is always ready to provide emergency care to patients in need, and being admitted at Renown does not put patients at risk of getting COVID-19.

When to Get Emergency Care

Resources like Renown Virtual Visits have allowed us to stay home while making routine visits with our primary care physician. But, if you are feeling any of the following symptoms, please call 911 or have someone you know take you to the emergency room.

Symptoms that may require emergency care:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke symptoms
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Seizure
  • Sudden loss of consciousness
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Serious allergic reaction

Fighting the Good Fight for Our Patients

Renown Health provides a clean and safe environment 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day. Alongside regular sanitation practices, Renown is dedicated to protecting patients from infectious disease while providing emergency care.

  • Staff, Care Providers and Visitors Wear Masks
    Every staff member, care provider and visitor is wearing a mask. Additionally, providers are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on wearing protective equipment, such as masks and gloves.
  • Respiratory Illness Screenings for Everyone
    Care providers and staff members are participating in respiratory illness screenings. Therefore, any care provider or staff member with a fever, cough, difficulty breathing or severe respiratory illness is not on a Renown campus.
  • Visitor Restrictions are in Place
    Visitor restrictions are in place to prevent the spread of infectious disease by practicing physical distance. Because of these restrictions, Renown is only allowing one visitor per patient for with extenuating circumstances.

Staying healthy and safe means caring for yourself in emergency situations, too. Please do not hesitate to call 911 when you or a loved one are in need of emergency medical care.

Virtually Visit a Renown Urgent Care

Login to MyChart to “get in line” for a virtual urgent care visit between 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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