Coronavirus

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Do not delay care out of fear of contracting COVID-19. We have implemented infection prevention measures to safely care for you during this time. Face masks are required for your safety and the safety of others.

We are testing for COVID-19 on an outpatient basis at our Drive-Up COVID-19, Strep, & Flu Testing on Main St and Spicerville Hwy. The Testing Center is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and operates on a first-come, first-served basis. A physician order is not necessary. Learn more at https://www.eatonrapidsmedicalcenter.org/news/ermc-opens-drive-up-covid-19-testing-center/.

With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, we are not allowing visitors unless they are absolutely necessary for the support of a patient, the visitor is necessary to drive a surgical patient home, or the patient is critical. Thank you for your cooperation as we keep our patients and staff safe!

With the exception of emergencies, all who enter must be screened first. 

Coronavirus: When do I seek care? Please follow these guidelines when considering whether or not to seek medical care if you're experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. STAY HOME: If you are worried, but well, please stay at home. Going to a hospital or doctor's office when well can overwhelm medical staff. CALL FOR ADVICE: If you are sick and think you have been exposed to COVID-19, call your health care provider or 1-888-535-6136 to discuss your exposure. SEEK CARE: If you are sick and it is an emergency, please call your provider's office or hospital before you go, especially if you are symptomatic.

We’ve launched telehealth visits! 

See a Redicare or Family Practice provider online using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Learn more at https://www.eatonrapidsmedicalcenter.org/services/family-practice-redicare/.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death.

When to Seek Medical Attention
If you have any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.

For additional information, please visit https://www.michigan.gov/Coronavirus and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/

If you test positive for COVID-19, Call the health department for instructions
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