Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE
The Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics Emergency Preparedness Team continues to meet frequently with hospital and clinic staff, Public Health and local leaders. We will continue to collaborate and communicate with other agencies & facilities to monitor COVID-19 progression to maintain and develop strategies to keep our patients, community and staff safe and informed.
Following recommendations from Public Health, Lake Chelan Community Hospital has postponed or cancelled group gatherings, meetings and events at LCCHC or hosted within the hospital and clinic until further notice.
This will impact:
- Women’s Wellness held in the hospital board room
- Public First Aid
- Child Care Aware Training
- Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support group
- Guild Y meeting
- AA and NA meetings
- Four Steps for Better Health
- Guild Y
r Restrictions in effect:
Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Lake Chelan Clinic will continue to be on HIGH visitor restrictions. What does this mean?
- If you have a loved one in the hospital, it is highly recommended to keep visits to a minimum (one or two people) and practice hand hygiene for the protection of loved ones, other patients and staff. If you are sick or believe you might have COVID-19 symptoms, visits will be prohibited.
- Upon arriving at either Lake Chelan Clinic or Lake Chelan Hospital, you may initially be asked health screening questions and asked to wear a mask.
- If you have scheduled appointments, you may receive a call prior to your appointment and asked a few questions about how you are feeling. If you do have symptoms consistent with the Coronavirus of fever, new cough, or shortness of breath, your appointment may be rescheduled.
- As a precautionary measure, if you have an appointment at the hospital or clinic, please consider not bringing extra people with you to your appointment, especially people who are of high risk of severe illness.
Who is at High Risk?
- People 60 and older
- People with underlying health conditions including heart disease, respiratory illness and diabetes
- People who have weakened immune systems
- People who are pregnant
People at high risk of severe illness should stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible, which includes healthcare facilities and public places with large gatherings.
What do I do if I think I may be feeling symptoms consistent with the Coronavirus?
- If you are exhibiting symptoms such as fever, new cough and shortness of breath, that you feel may be consistent with Coronavirus, we ask that you DO NOT show up at your place of health care unannounced. Instead, please call the hospital at 509-682-3300 or Lake Chelan Clinic at 509-682-2511, so we may ask you a few questions that will best determine your course of care.
- When patients do visit our facilities, we will ask those with a cough or respiratory symptoms to put on a mask immediately upon arriving. As per CDC recommendations, we will not be providing masks or other general personal protective equipment to the general public outside of our facilities.
- If you have an emergency and need immediate medical attention, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.
The LCCHC Emergency Preparedness Team will continue to work with Public Health and implement or consider recommendations as they develop. To stay informed, please visit our website at www.lakechelanhospital.com
Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Lake Chelan Clinic services are fully functional and ready to serve you and your health care needs.