CALL FIRST with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or exposure before coming in. You may be given special instructions.

Are you experiencing COVID-19 symptoms:
– cough
– fever over 100 F
– shortness of breath

In the last 30 days, have you:
– Traveled outside the country 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.
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 Virtual Visits

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 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 Of Visits:
– Sinus
– Rashes
– 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)
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Sioux Center Curbside Clinic

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:
• Immunizations
• Medication checks
• Injections

Home Medical Equipment Curbside

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)
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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, no visitors will be permitted in the hospital effective immediately.  Exceptions include end-of-life circumstances, pediatric patients and obstetrics. Only one family member at a time will be allowed for end-of-life visitation. Only one support person will be allowed with a pediatric patient and only one support person is permitted in the hospital’s 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.

Sioux Center Medical Clinic Extending Hours: In our continued effort to address healthcare needs during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are extending the Sioux Center Medical Clinic hours to 6:30 pm Monday – Thursday. At this time, we will not be offering the walk-in Urgent Care Clinic on weekdays. Patients are asked to have only one support person accompany them on visits.
– Sioux Center Medical Clinic Hours:  Mon – Thurs: 8 am – 6:30 pm   /   Fri: 8 am – 5 pm
– Urgent Care Hours (No Appointment Needed):  Sat: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm   /   Sun: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Hawarden Medical Clinic Temporary Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4 pm

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.
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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.

What is COVID-19?

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.

What do I do if I get sick?

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.

How do I protect myself and loved ones from COVID-19?

– 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.

When and How to Wash Your Hands

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.

Is COVID-19 testing covered by insurance?

Testing for COVID-19 must be ordered by your provider.

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.
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Additional Information

Get the latest updates
What you need to know about COVID-19
What to do if you are sick with COVID-19
How you can help stop the spread of COVID-19
What Older Adults Need to Know
What’s Your Risk
How to Protect Yourself
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Stop the Spread of Germs Poster
F.A.C.E.  (Faith And Community Engage) Mask
First Positive Case of COVID-19

A Prayer for Those Affected

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.