Our ultimate goal is to keep you safe when you enter one of our facilities. Many of you postponed nonessential appointments and surgeries in March, April and early May to help in slowing the spread of Covid-19. During that time Ephraim McDowell Health (EMH) worked to enhance our safety processes and increase our Covid-19 testing capabilities. Now, we are ready to help you by resuming regular appointments and elective procedures. We are well prepared with supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) and have introduced new safety precautions for your protection and the protection of our health care providers and Associates.
We continue to work closely with national, state and local leaders to ensure that we are properly responding to the needs of our patients and Associates as it relates to Covid-19.
As of February 26, we have tested 1,224 Boyle County residents who are positive for Covid-19, 587 Mercer County residents, 928 Lincoln County residents, 398 Garrard County residents, 56 Marion County residents, 226 Casey County residents, 176 Washington County residents, six Russell County residents, 30 Jessamine County residents, eight Taylor County residents, 35 Pulaski County residents, four Laurel County residents, 17 Rockcastle County residents, one Bourbon County resident, two Hardin County residents, one Harlan County resident, one Morgan County resident, six Nelson County residents, one Montgomery County resident, nine Anderson County residents, 10 Fayette County residents, one Boyd County resident, three Franklin County residents, one Shelby County resident, nine Jefferson County residents, three Woodford County residents, one Adair County resident, one Leslie County resident, two Scott County residents, four Madison County residents, four Wayne County residents, one Clark County resident, one Knox County resident, one Estill County resident, one Clay County resident, and three out-of-state residents who are positive for Covid-19. The first case in Boyle County was reported March 28, 2020.
In most cases, patients who contract Covid-19 will likely experience symptoms similar to a cold or flu and will not require hospitalization. Elderly patients and those who are immunocompromised are more likely to have more severe symptoms and require hospitalization. If patients in our area require hospitalization, Ephraim McDowell is prepared to handle their care.
Please call (859) 936-8350 if you would like to be tested for Covid-19. You will be provided a list of locations where testing is available.
Depending on your symptoms, you may need to visit your primary care provider, your local Emergency Room or one of Ephraim McDowell’s five testing facilities. The five testing facilities are Ephraim McDowell Walk-in & Primary Care (1541 Lebanon Road, Danville), Ephraim McDowell Dedman Primary Care (466 Linden Avenue, Harrodsburg), Ephraim McDowell Liberty Family Medical Center (511 Middleburg Street, Liberty), Immediate & Primary Care at Fort Logan Hospital (110 Metker Trail, Stanford), and Ephraim McDowell Springfield Family Medical Center (280 Lincoln Drive, Springfield). Do not go to one of these testing facilities unless you are directed to by the Ephraim McDowell Call Center or an Ephraim McDowell health care provider.
For those with further questions about this illness, please call the Covid-19 Hotline at 1-800-722-5725, or visit the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Telehealth services available
We are now offering telehealth services at many of our specialty and primary care clinics, in another effort to further protect our patients. Telehealth visits are possible through a computer, tablet or smartphone, allowing patients to stay at home and receive much of the medical attention that they could receive through a face-to-face visit. Patients can use telehealth for follow-up visits, Medicare Wellness visits, refills, follow-up test results and new patient visits. Patients are asked to call their provider’s office if they want to schedule a telehealth visit.
Visiting hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. All visitors must observe the following:
- Must wear a mask at all times and should bring a mask from home if available (cloth acceptable). One tie mask will be given when needed.
- All visitors must be screened (temperature checked, questions asked, must sign in) when entering the facility. Visitors will be screened for signs and symptoms of Covid-19 and asked if they have a Covid-19 pending test. If the visitor has signs or symptoms or if they have a pending Covid-19 test, they will not be allowed to enter.
- All visitors shall wash hands frequently while in the facility. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving facility.
Visitation Guidelines (effective 11-25-2020)
Behavioral Health Unit at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center – One visitor allowed per day for a one hour supervised visit determined by the unit from the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
McDowell Place of Danville
Per COVID-19 guidance from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, indoor visitation is temporarily suspended at McDowell Place of Danville due to Boyle County’s COVID-19 classification as a Red/Tier III status. Essential staff and caregivers will be permitted to enter the building. Weather permitting, patio visits will still be allowed with up to 2 visitors per resident. Window visits, as well as virtual meetings via Zoom, Facetime and Google meet are available for family members and friends to visit with residents. Please call (859) 239-4663 to schedule a convenient time to visit with your loved one. Thank you for your understanding.
Entrances to our hospitals
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center – Effective Tuesday, May 26, the South Wing entrance at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center will be open each week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Emergency Room entrance will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital – Entrances will continue to be used as normal.
Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital – Main entrance is closed. The Emergency Room entrance will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.