Are you experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and exposure:
– Fever over 100 F
– Shortness of breath
– Loss of taste/smell
– Chills/Repeated shaking with chills
– Headache/Muscle pain
– Sore throat
Use CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker
– Have you traveled via airplane OR had close contact with someone who might have COVID-19?
– AND, along with possible exposure, are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath?
CALL FIRST to our local COVID-19 Call Center at 712-722-8324 that is answered 24/7. Our trained staff will help determine the best course of action for you as a patient. All of these measures are precautionary.
For the health and safety of our patients, we are now offering live video visits with your provider. The visit is simple to set up from a smartphone, tablet or computer.
Family Medicine Clinic Virtual Visits
Sioux Center Medical Clinic: 712.722.2609 (Mon – Thurs: 8 am – 6:30 pm / Fri: 8 am – 5 pm)
Hawarden Medical Clinic: 712.551.1000 (Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4 pm)
Hull Medical Clinic: 712.439.1315 (Mon – Fri: 8 am – 5 pm)
Virtual Visit Types:
– General medication follow-ups
– Anxiety follow-ups
– Skin issues
– Other appointments as determined by provider
Behavioral Health Virtual Visits
Behavioral Health: 712.722.2609 (Mon – Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm)
Sioux Center Medical Clinic is offering Curbside Clinic under the white tent for specific types of visits. Patients will be referred by a provider to specifically utilize this service. Patients will be asked to drive under the tent and call the clinic when they arrive for their scheduled appointment. CALL FIRST to schedule your appointment and to receive special instructions.
Curbside Clinic: 712.722.2609 (Mon – Fri: 8 am – 5 pm)
Curbside Clinic Types Of Visits:
• Medication checks
Home Medical Equipment has implemented a Curbside delivery only service. Call for assistance or for more information.
Home Medical Equipment: 712.722.8179 (Mon – Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm)
Facemask: For the safety and protection of our patients and staff, everyone will be asked to wear a mask while in our facilities. If you have your own mask, please wear it. If you do not have a mask, we will provide you with a cloth mask to wear while in the facility.
No visitors at Royale Meadows, Crown Pointe, and Franken Manor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announces visitor restrictions. For the health and wellness of our senior population, CMS directs ALL Facilities nationwide to restrict visitation of all visitors and non-essential health care personnel, except for certain compassionate care situations, such as an end-of-life situation. Questions or concerns contact Karen Bentsen, Senior Living Officer, at 712-722-8263.
Hospital Visitation Restricted: To ensure the health and safety of our hospitalized patients, visitors are allowed in the hospital effective immediately with the following restrictions:
– All visitors must check in at the greeter or ED admission desk to confirm your visit at this time. Every visitor will be asked to wear a mask while in the hospital during the entire visit. If you have your own mask, please wear this to the visit.
– Four visitors at a time will be allowed for end-of-life visitation. (Visitors may switch out but total visitors in the hospital may not exceed the allowed total)
– Only one visitor at a time will be allowed for Med Surg patient. (Visitors may switch out but total visitors in the hospital may not exceed the allowed total)
– Only one support person will be allowed with a pediatric patient.
– Only one support person is allowed in the birthing center during labor and delivery and postpartum stays for new moms; that person will be asked to stay in the hospital until the mother’s discharge.
Questions or concerns should be directed to Stacia Schulze, Chief Nursing Officer, at 712-722-8245. These measures during the coronavirus outbreak are designed to protect patients, families, and our community. Thank you for your understanding.
Urgent Care Clinic Temporary Hours (No Appointment Needed): Sat: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm and Sun: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. No walk-in Urgent Care Clinic on weekdays. Patients are asked to only have one support person accompany during visits.
Garden Café: The Garden Café at the hospital will be closed to the public.
Payment Drop Box: For your safety and convenience, please drop off your payments in the payment drop box located inside the hospital’s main entrance. Another option to pay your bill is online. Click here for the instructions.
Events, Support Groups, Conferences: Sioux Center Health public events, support groups, and conferences are temporarily suspended in order to decrease the risk of exposure. If you’re unsure of your event’s status, please call the facility before you go.
Sioux Center Health is working closely with Avera and local hospitals to protect staff and patients from the coronavirus strain known as COVID-19. We’re working hard to keep you updated on this rapidly changing event.
It is a respiratory illness that first surfaced in late 2019. It can spread from person to person. Risk of infection is higher in people who are in close proximity to people with COVID-19 such as health care workers or household members.
The symptoms of COVID-19 can vary from mild to severe respiratory illness. Follow the CDC guidelines if you are sick. Keep in mind, about 80% of patients who have COVID-19 can be treated at home. The rate of patients who experience serious complications is only slightly higher than that of seasonal flu. Please follow these recommendations for patients and family.
If you are having symptoms of COVID-19 call 712-722-8324. Sioux Center Health has set-up processes for testing that will limit exposure. We follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 testing. Individuals without symptoms, or symptomatic individuals who are not part of a high priority group will not be tested.
Based on the severity of your symptoms, your provider may ask you to stay home and isolate yourself.
– Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
– Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
– Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
– Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
– If you are sick, limit close contact with others as much as possible.
– Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.
Testing for COVID-19 must be ordered by your provider.
The office visit and testing to establish the diagnosis of COVID-19 will be covered at 100 percent. All other medical treatment associated would be a covered benefit and follow an individual’s health insurance coverage. Please check your Summary of Benefits and Coverage for your plan details.
Controlling Shortness of Breath at Home
Home Isolation Guidelines for Families of Patients with COVID-19
Home Isolation Guidelines for Patients with Symptoms of COVID-19
Managing COVID-19 Symptoms at Home
Talking with Children about COVID-19
Lord, we pray for patients and families impacted by COVID-19, we pray for health care workers and we pray for our communities. Father, we come before You to lay all of our fears and anxieties at Your feet. And when fear and worry fills our head, we ask You to fill our hearts with peace. Bring us clarity Jesus, so we may walk in the light of God. In Your name we pray, Amen.