Saint Patrick Hospital offers coronavirus prevention advice

St Patrick Hospital
Posted at 12:24 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 14:24:31-04

MISSOULA — Missoula Saint Patrick Hospital officials say they are working with federal, state and local health officials to keep up-to-date as coronavirus continues to spread.

The hospital said in a letter released Friday that they are taking several precautions “to keep our patients, our caregivers and our community safe.”

Hospital officials are offering up information on how to access our services for people who think they have been exposed and are experiencing fever and respiratory symptoms.

People can call ahead or connect with the hospital online to learn more about seeking care, including options for testing, “while minimizing the risk of exposing yourself or others through an in-person visit,” according to a news release.

People are being reminded that they should wash or sanitize your hands often for at least 20 seconds each time; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; and coughing into a tissue or the crook of your elbow.

  • Please call ahead before coming in person to one of our physician clinics, urgent care centers or emergency departments. You can find phone numbers for our providers and locations here.
  • See a provider virtually using Express Care Virtual. With this service, you can visit with one of our providers via online video from the comfort of your home, seven days a week.
  • Use our new online coronavirus assessment tool. We developed this “chat” tool to help you assess your risk and to connect you with a provider virtually if you are at a higher risk for the virus.

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