How SignatureCare Emergency Center Protects You from COVID-19
Hospital waiting rooms are crowded with possible COVID-19 patients! We however, take you directly to a private room, to minimize contact with others and protect your health. If you have fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please call ahead so that we can escort you in through our ambulance bay to minimize the spread to others. We are able to provide diagnostic testing and treatment of major and minor injuries or illnesses.
At SignatureCare ER, we are here for you 24/7/365. If you need emergency medical attention, do not hesitate to come see us. We are taking extra precautions to make sure that our community stays safe during this outbreak. Everyone, including our staff, our patients, and their family members are provided the recommended personal protective equipment inside the facility. We are enforcing hand hygiene for everyone. The entire facility has HEPA air filtration, and each patient room, including all furniture, is fully sanitized before each patient enters the room. All linens are changed between patients. We have a negative pressure isolation room if needed. We always go above and beyond the minimum requirements for the safety of our patients and staff! Learn the steps we take to protect patients from COVID-19 pandemic.
Please download, print,complete and sign our Patient Forms prior to coming to our emergency room. Bring the completed and signed forms with you to the ER.
Have a question about COVID-19? Submit it below and our board-certified ER physicians will answer it. We will post your question and answer on our Coronavirus FAQ Page.
Coronavirus is a respiratory syndrome from Wuhan, China (2019-nConV)
What is Coronavirus?
Corona is a large group of viruses which can infect both humans and animals with cold-related diseases. The intensity of the infection ranges from common colds to acute respiratory syndrome.
However, the new strain of Coronavirus, called 2019-nCoV, is a novel virus to humans. So the information related to the disease, including symptoms and means of treatment is limited.
The CDC, in cooperation with WHO and international experts, are working to combat the virus.
Is there Treatment or Vaccine for Coronavirus?
There is currently no treatment beyond supportive medical care to relieve symptoms.
What are the Symptoms of the Coronavirus?
- Shortness of breath
In advanced cases, the patient can have serious complications that can result in death, such as:
- Severe Pneumonia
- Kidney Failure
How is the Coronavirus Transmitted?
- Direct contact with infected patient
- Droplets from patient’s coughing and sneezing
- Contact with patient’s belongings followed by touching your nose or mouth
How to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus
- Avoid contact with others and wash your hands frequently
- Maintain good hygiene habits at all times
- Wear a face mask when dealing with infected persons
- Use tissues when coughing or blowing nose
- Wash and prepare food carefully
- Exercise and proper sleep will bolster the immune system