Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
If you suspect you have been exposed to COVID-19, or have a fever, cough, and other respiratory symptoms—please call 517.663.2671 for instructions before you come to Eaton Rapids Medical Center. We are not currently testing for Coronavirus on a drive-up or walk-in basis. We are only testing patients who meet certain criteria in our Emergency Department or Redicare. For information on testing locations, please call Michigan Department of Health and Human Services hotline at 1-888-535-6136.
At this time, visitors are restricted to those who are necessary for the support of medical care or the support of activities of daily living, or those under exigent circumstances.
With the exception of emergencies and Family Practice and Redicare visits, all who enter must visit the mandatory check-in tent to be screened first. After hours, please proceed to the Emergency Entrance.
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
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death.
- 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.
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.
The Capital Area United Way (CAUW) has reactivated its Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) in response to COVID-19. Since launching on March 16, the fund has raised $476,719. The Emergency Relief Fund is intended to help community members in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham County meet basic household needs, such as rent, mortgage, and utility assistance. To learn more about the ERF and how to apply for funding, contact Central Michigan 2-1-1 by dialing 211 on your phone.
The Eaton RESA put together a COVID-19 Tri-County Resource Guide. This document provides resources for many of the concerns families may be facing during this COVID-19 crisis. Access it here: COVID19 Tri-County Resource Guide.
For media inquiries, please contact Lindsay Peters at 517.663.9524.