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Limited Access: Visitation restrictions across Skagit Regional Health

Mar 17, 2020, 11:09 AM
Both Skagit Valley and Cascade Valley Hospitals are limiting access to those who have medical needs.

Our staff regularly cares for patients with respiratory conditions and those who require isolation. They are well trained, practiced and equipped to properly care for patients with COVID-19.

To protect our patients, families, employees and the community during the outbreak of COVID-19, we have put measures into place that restrict visiting of family, friends and community until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat.

Skagit Regional Health is restricting all visitors at all Skagit Regional Health sites until further notice with the following exceptions where one visitor will be permitted unless otherwise indicated:

  • Person at end-of-life (may make request to nurse manager for additional family presence.)
  • Person in Emergency Department who needs assistance from loved one.
  • Mother in labor.
  • Children who are under 18 years of age or under (parents permitted).
  • Adult patients with cognitive, physical, or mental disability requiring help with the provision of medical care or activities of daily living, speaking for the patient, and keeping patient safe.
  • Person undergoing surgery who needs assistance from loved one.
  • Person requiring an outpatient test or procedure where a companion is required for support.
  • People who must exercise of power of attorney or court-appointed guardianship for a patient.
  • People performing official governmental functions.

Additional exception requests will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the administrator on call.

The decision to restrict visitors to this level was difficult and made only after careful consideration to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We recognize there are times when having a visitor or family member present is crucial. In these cases, there will be exceptions considered for extenuating circumstances.

For more details click here.

If you or someone you know becomes ill: Free MyEClinic visist

  • Do not go to the emergency room unless essential. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs.
  • If you have symptoms including cough, fever, or other respiratory problems you should:
    • Call your regular doctor, and/or
    • Visit www.MyEClinic.org for 24/7 access to a provider by phone or video chat on a PC. Use coupon code COVID19 to waive the fee, and/or
    • Visit one of our Acute Respiratory Clinics
      • Mount Vernon: 120 S. 13th Street, Mount Vernon for walk-in care
      • Arlington: 328 S. Stillaguamish  Avenue, Arlington (next to Cascade Valley Hospital) for walk-in care
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including hand washing, coughing into tissue or elbow, avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Stay informed. Information is changing frequently.

For additional information about COVID-19, we encourage you to visit the websites of the Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

For current updates regarding Coronavirus and Skagit Regional Health click here. 

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Limited Access: Visitation restrictions across Skagit Regional Health

Mar 17, 2020, 11:09 AM
Both Skagit Valley and Cascade Valley Hospitals are limiting access to those who have medical needs.

Our staff regularly cares for patients with respiratory conditions and those who require isolation. They are well trained, practiced and equipped to properly care for patients with COVID-19.

To protect our patients, families, employees and the community during the outbreak of COVID-19, we have put measures into place that restrict visiting of family, friends and community until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat.

Skagit Regional Health is restricting all visitors at all Skagit Regional Health sites until further notice with the following exceptions where one visitor will be permitted unless otherwise indicated:

  • Person at end-of-life (may make request to nurse manager for additional family presence.)
  • Person in Emergency Department who needs assistance from loved one.
  • Mother in labor.
  • Children who are under 18 years of age or under (parents permitted).
  • Adult patients with cognitive, physical, or mental disability requiring help with the provision of medical care or activities of daily living, speaking for the patient, and keeping patient safe.
  • Person undergoing surgery who needs assistance from loved one.
  • Person requiring an outpatient test or procedure where a companion is required for support.
  • People who must exercise of power of attorney or court-appointed guardianship for a patient.
  • People performing official governmental functions.

Additional exception requests will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the administrator on call.

The decision to restrict visitors to this level was difficult and made only after careful consideration to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We recognize there are times when having a visitor or family member present is crucial. In these cases, there will be exceptions considered for extenuating circumstances.

For more details click here.

If you or someone you know becomes ill: Free MyEClinic visist

  • Do not go to the emergency room unless essential. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs.
  • If you have symptoms including cough, fever, or other respiratory problems you should:
    • Call your regular doctor, and/or
    • Visit www.MyEClinic.org for 24/7 access to a provider by phone or video chat on a PC. Use coupon code COVID19 to waive the fee, and/or
    • Visit one of our Acute Respiratory Clinics
      • Mount Vernon: 120 S. 13th Street, Mount Vernon for walk-in care
      • Arlington: 328 S. Stillaguamish  Avenue, Arlington (next to Cascade Valley Hospital) for walk-in care
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including hand washing, coughing into tissue or elbow, avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Stay informed. Information is changing frequently.

For additional information about COVID-19, we encourage you to visit the websites of the Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

For current updates regarding Coronavirus and Skagit Regional Health click here.