Effective immediately, Appling Healthcare has suspended all patient visits for the Appling Nursing and Rehabilitation Pavilion unless the visit is related to end-of-life care or a medical emergency. This decision is based on Appling Healthcare’s focus on the safety and well-being of its most vulnerable patients as coronavirus cases increase across the country.
Appling Healthcare is continuing to closely monitor COVID-19 in partnership with local and state health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control.
These restrictions on visits to the nursing home are temporary, but may change as Appling Healthcare continues to monitor the coronavirus. Updates will be provided as soon as they become available.
In Addition, as of today, March 13, 2020, please follow the procedures below when visiting the main hospital:
- All patients and visitors should use the Outpatient/Emergency Entrance. When entering the hospital, please stop by admissions to begin the required screening. This brief process consists of a quick screening for possible coronavirus symptoms along with questions about their recent travel history and any interactions with individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.
- Visitors under 15 years of age will not be allowed in the hospital.
- Visitors to the Emergency Room should be kept to a minimum.
Hospital officials ask that patients contact their primary care physician if they feel sick or are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, or shortness of breath. However, if you are experiencing an emergency medical condition of any kind, you should still go to the emergency room as soon as possible or call 911.
For the latest information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) including tips on protecting yourself and others, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html.