Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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At Community Healthcare Network (CHN), it is very important to us to keep all staff and patients safe. We are taking the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) along with the flu season very seriously.

 

CHN is taking extra care and following the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) guidelines to provide the safest environment possible. Along with lots of hand washing and proper hygiene practices, all counters and surfaces will be cleaned throughout the day across all our health centers.

 

We are committed to providing quality healthcare services to our communities. CHN now offers Telehealth visits and is also screening all patients for symptoms and asking about any recent travel, over the phone and at our health centers.

What is Coronavirus?

  • Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is a respiratory illness (which affects your breathing).
  • Some patients with Coronavirus may experience mild (not serious) symptoms.
  • Others may have more serious illness and may need to go to the hospital.
  • Symptoms to watch for include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

What you can do to protect yourself:

  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cough into your elbow or a tissue (not your hands). Throw out the tissue in the trash afterwards.
  • Clean surfaces and objects you touch often at home, work and school.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Practice healthy habits: Get plenty of sleep, exercise, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat healthy food.

How dangerous is COVID-19?

The health risk right now to the general public in the U.S. is low even as more cases are expected.

 

For most people, Coronavirus causes a mild (not serious) illness. Many of those infected do not even know they have it. As with the flu, in some cases it can lead to serious illness such as pneumonia (lung infection) and death. It appears that older adults and people with certain health problems (such as diabetes and heart disease) are more at risk for getting it.

What are the symptoms?

The most common symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Trouble breathing

If you start to have flu-like symptoms but are not short of breath, the best thing to do for yourself and your community is to stay home.

 

Please call CHN 1-866-246-8259 if you wish to speak to a nurse about your symptoms.

Where can you get more info?

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