COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information, Updates & Resources

At Wilson Health, we want to assure you our focus remains on the health and well-being of our patients, providers, staff and community. Our planning and preparation for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) started back in January and we continue to work closely with our public health partners and have ongoing engagement at the regional, state and federal levels.

It is important for our community to be informed and have access to reliable information.

Visitor Restrictions

Please be informed of Wilson Health's special COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions policy:

  • For the health and safety of our patients, visitors, healthcare providers and our community, we ask that people do not visit patients in our hospital.
  • For mother/baby and pediatric patients, visitors will be limited to one (1) visitor
  • To protect the health of the mother and baby during labor and delivery, expectant mothers will be allowed one support person to accompany them for the birth of a child.
  • All inpatient and hospital lobby areas are closed to visitors.
  • Exceptions will be considered based on end-of-life situations or when a visitor is essential for the patient’s emotional well-being and care.
  • Anyone entering our facilities is required to wear a mask in all public areas

We recognize that this can be disappointing to our visitors and patients, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and your family. The health of our staff, patients and our community continues to be our top priority.

Facility Access

Please see the below Facility Access Restrictions in effect at Wilson Health:

  • Professional Building (Door 4) – All patients and visitors will be directed to enter through this door.
  • All patients and visitors will continued to be screened upon entry - temperature check and questionnaire will be performed

 

Temporary Relocation of Services

Laboratory and Registration services has temporarily relocated to the Professional Building (Door 4) – Suite 100 with modified hours of operation:

Monday – Friday:
6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 
7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Sunday:
Closed

If you have any questions, please call (937) 498-2311.

Suspension of Services

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the following services have been suspended until further notice:

  • Elective Surgeries
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Pulmonary Rehab

Wilson Health has canceled all community outreach activities at their main campus and at off-site locations until further notice. These include all support groups, seminars, health screenings, and educational classes.

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.

How Does the COVID-19 Spread?

This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so.

The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

What should I do if I have signs and symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call your doctor first. Please do not go directly to your doctor’s office or emergency department without calling first. Our medical teams are prepared to provide a COVID-19 screening over the phone and determine next steps for patients. In order to help isolate the spread, please DO NOT visit your doctor, urgent care or emergency department without calling first.

If you do not have a family doctor, call our Wilson Health Medical Group providers or our Urgent Care clinic and they can assist you.

Wilson Health Virtual Care is here to help. If you have symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, our licensend medical providers can assess your condition and help determine the necessary next steps, all from the comfort of your home. 

Download our mobile app today!

 

How can you protect yourself and your family?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

The best ways to protect yourself and your family includes:

  • Practice Social Distancing

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

  • Stay home when you are sick

  • Cover your cough

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is receiving a lot of media coverageand attention. Wilson Health recommends the following resources for reliable, accurate and timely information:

How To Help

Wilson Health is partnering with local businesses, organizations and the general community during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Donations can be made at our main hospital campus (main entrance Door #1). Please leave donations inside the first set of sliding glass doors. There is a donation dropbox. 

We are accepting donations of the following supplies:

  • Masks: N-95 masks, surgical masks, procedural masks
  • Eyewear: Medical goggles and glasses
  • Hand sanitizer: Greater than 62 percent alcohol
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Medical gowns
  • Gloves
  • Thermometers

Cloth Face Masks

The Ohio Dept. of Health recently issued a recommendation encouraging all Ohioans to wear a cloth face mask covering in public areas. In order to help us preserve our supply of masks, we are encouraging patients and any visitors to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mask) when presenting to our hospital or physician offices.

We have been amazed by the outpouring of support of cloth mask donations. We are in need of more. If you would like to donate cloth masks, here are instructions/patterns to follow:

Cloth Mask Instructions & Pattern

Donations can be dropped off at our main hospital campus (main entrance Door #1). Please leave donations inside the first set of sliding glass doors. There is a donation dropbox. If you would like to mail donations, please send to:

Wilson Health
Attn: Supply Chain
915 W. Michigan Street
Sidney, OH 45365

If you have a larger donation, please call (937) 498-2311 to coordinate pick up or delivery.

Thank you for your ongoing support as we work together during this crisis.