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Coronavirus (covid-19) Information Updated Mon-Fri at 2:00 p.m.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donation Requests:

Salem Regional Medical Center is accepting donations from the community, including the following unused items:

  • Disposable gowns and gloves
  • N95 or N100 respirator face masks
  • Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR)
  • Disposable surgical face masks
  • Face-shields/goggles
  • Disposable head coverings
  • Surgical coveralls/scrubs
  • Surgical booties/shoe-covers
  • Alcohol wipes and 70% alcohol liquid
  • Hand sanitizer
  • UVC disinfection lights/boxes

SRMC will have a community drop-off box right inside the Parking Deck entrance for PPE items:

  • Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Effective 5/15/2020
  • Other drop-off arrangements can be coordinated by emailing Foundation@salemregional.com.

For more information about making a PPE donation, please contact Amy Reed, SRMC’s Director of Development, at 330-337-2883.

Be A Hero... Help Our Heroes:

We have had many people ask how they can help support SRMC’s preparedness efforts to fight this virus. You can be “our hero” and make a tremendous difference by providing homemade personal protective equipment that our dedicated caregivers can wear, wash and reuse while they serve the people of our communities.

Please Share Your Photo:

Email a photo of you/your group being “our heroes” and sewing PPE. Send photo for SRMC’s Facebook page to: Info@salemregional.com.

-Current Need For Surgical Caps-

Food Donations:

If you would like to make a donation of food to feed our SRMC caregivers, please contact Amy Reed, Director of Development at 330-337-2883, to schedule in advance.

Food from licensed food vendors or pre-packaged/ manufactured items can be dropped off at the ED entrance or Parking Deck entrance.

Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic:

SRMC's Clinic is for any area patients over the age of 15, who are experiencing mild to moderate flu or respiratory symptoms. These symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Clinic Hours:

  • Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Effective 5/15/2020
  • No appointment is necessary (last patient is seen at approximately 3:30-3:45 p.m.)
  • The Clinic will see as many patients as possible during operating hours.

Clinic Information Line:

For more information about the clinic, you can listen to a pre-recorded message specifically about this service at:

  • 330-332-7234

NOTE: COVID-19 testing is NOT available at this site for those who do NOT have symptoms:

  • Patients will be evaluated by an SRMC provider in a private exam room equipped with portable negative-air purifying machines. Based on the patient’s symptoms and severity, the provider will evaluate the patient to determine if any testing is necessary, including flu or COVID-19 testing.
  • We will not be providing COVID-19 testing at this site for those who do not have symptoms, and we are conserving our supply of test kits for those who are most severely ill and require hospitalization, in accordance with current recommendations. However, healthcare workers and first responders can come to the Clinic for testing if they are experiencing symptoms.

How The Clinic WOrks:

Patients visiting the Clinic should enter through the Emergency Department entrance. Patients will be provided a mask upon entry and directed to the Clinic, which is in a dedicated area of the Hospital.

For patient and visitor safety, no visitors will be permitted in the Clinic. (An exception may be made if a support person is essential to a person’s care.)

(Clinic information as of 5/15/2020)

What Is SRMC’s Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic?

Salem Regional Medical Center’s Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic is for any area patients over the age of 15, who are experiencing mild to moderate flu or respiratory symptoms. These symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

Where is the Clinic Located?

The Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic is accessible only through SRMC’s Emergency Department (ED) entrance. Patients visiting the Clinic should park in the ED parking lot at the west end of the campus.

What are the Clinic Hours?

The Clinic is open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Effective 5/4/2020

Do I Need an Appointment?

No appointments are necessary to visit the Clinic.

How Does the Clinic Work?

Patients visiting the Clinic should enter through the Emergency Department entrance. Patients will be provided a mask upon entry and directed to the Clinic, which is in a dedicated area of the Hospital.

For patent and visitor safety, no visitors will be permitted. (An exception may be made if a support person is essential to a person’s care).

Patients will be evaluated by an SRMC provider in a private exam room equipped with portable negative-air purifying machines. Based on the patient’s symptoms and severity, the provider will evaluate the patient to determine if any testing is necessary, including flu or COVID-19 testing.

SRMC will not be providing COVID-19 testing at this site for those who do not have symptoms, and we are conserving our supply of test kits for those who are most severely ill and require hospitalization, in accordance with current recommendations. However, healthcare workers and first responders can come to the Clinic for testing if they are experiencing symptoms.

Will I Receive a Bill for My Clinic Visit?

Patients with insurance should bring their insurance card to their Clinic visit. As with any provider visit, your insurance will be billed for any medical services or testing needed during your Clinic visit. Uninsured or self-pay patients who meet the guidelines for financial assistance may be eligible for assistance with their bill.

How much will the COVID-19 test cost?

The cash price for COVID-19 is $100.

Is There An Information Line I Can Call Specific To The Clinic?

There is an information line that includes a pre-recorded message with information specific to the Clinic. The information line can be reached by calling 330-332-7234.  The line is for general questions about the Clinic only.  The public is encouraged to call 911 for medical emergencies.

Where Can I Find Information About the Coronavirus?

For information or questions about the Coronavirus, you can call the Ohio Department of Health’s Call Center at 1-833-427-5634. The Call Center is staffed from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. seven days a week.

You can also find information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, www.cdc.gov, including information on what to do if you think you are sick; and on the Ohio Department of Health’s website at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Information current as of May 15, 2020

Visitation Suspended

Visitors will not be permitted to enter the building as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Exceptions will be considered for special circumstances, such as end of life situations or those who are essential to the well-being and care of patients, i.e. those with significant physical or mental disabilities.
  • Patients with scheduled appointments will still be permitted in the hospital. All people entering the building will be screened for respiratory illness symptoms and travel or exposure history upon entry.

Access to Medical Records or Patient Accounting

People who need access to their medical records or reach patient accounting can enter through the Parking Deck, Walkway or Emergency Department and will be taken to a restricted area, accessible from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. During the weekends, limited access to medical records will also be available. All people entering the building will be screened for respiratory illness symptoms and travel or exposure history upon entry.

Limiting the spread of Covid-19

SRMC has taken dramatic steps to limit the spread of COVID-19, including opening an Acute Flu and Coronavirus Clinic and establishing an information line for the Clinic at 330-332-7234.

Information updated as of 5/1/2020

Elective Surgeries

Beginning Friday, May 1, Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) will gradually reopen some of its services in accordance with Governor DeWine’s recent plan for reopening Ohio’s economy. Specifically, SRMC will focus on the phased reopening of medically necessary elective surgeries and other needed procedures. SRMC’s plan is to gradually reopen these services with an enhanced focus on the health and safety of its patients, staff and physicians as a top priority.

SRMC is starting to reschedule patients for surgeries, testing and other medical procedures that are not related to COVID-19.

Building Entrances

Effective Friday, May 15, SRMC will limit the number of access points into the building while safely re-opening services.

The following entrances will be open for patients, visitors and physicians to use:

  • Emergency Department: Open 24/7
  • Parking Deck Garage: Weekdays 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Weekends 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Bridge Walkway: Weekdays 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Volunteers

To help minimize the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus, SRMC has temporarily suspended its volunteer program until further notice.

New Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic

Patients experiencing flu or respiratory symptoms, including fever, cough or shortness of breath may be seen at a special clinic. Click on the Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic Tab for more information.

Access to Medical Records or Patient Accounting

People who need access to their medical records or reach patient accounting can enter through the Parking Deck, Walkway or Emergency Department and will be taken to a restricted area, accessible from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. During the weekends, limited access to medical records will also be available. All people entering the building will be screened for respiratory illness symptoms and travel or exposure history upon entry.

Rotary Club of Salem Makes Donation for PPE

April 10, 2020

Rotary Club of Salem presented a donation of $6,150 to the Salem Regional Medical Center Foundation for purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 crisis. The majority of the donation will be used to purchase material to make re-usable hospital gowns and surgical caps, which will be sewn by local seamstresses and then put directly into use in patient care areas. The remaining funds will be used to purchase disposable hospital gowns for front-line staff in critical care areas.

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SRMC Asks for Medical Supplies

March 23, 2020

With a surge in COVID-19 cases anticipated in the coming days and weeks, front line medical teams and hospitals are working to prepare. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused international shortages of critical personal protective equipment called PPE, which health care workers need to do their jobs and stay safe.

Salem Regional Medical Center is accepting donations from the community, including the following unused items:

  • Disposable gowns and gloves
  • N95 or N100 respirator face masks
  • Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR)
  • Disposable surgical face masks
  • Face-shields/goggles
  • Disposable head coverings
  • Surgical coveralls/scrubs
  • Surgical booties/shoe-covers
  • Alcohol wipes and 70% alcohol liquid
  • Hand sanitizer
  • UVC disinfection lights/boxes
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SRMC Suspends Visitation

March 19, 2020

Salem Regional Medical Center is suspending patient visitation indefinitely beginning Friday, March 20. Visitors will not be permitted to enter the building as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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SRMC Opens Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic

March 18, 2020

SRMC opened an Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic to help screen patients over the age of 15, who are experiencing mild to moderate flu or respiratory symptoms.

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If You Are Seeking Care for Coronavirus

March 13, 2020

As the number of confirmed Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) cases in our state continues to grow, it’s important to understand the next steps you and your significant others should take if you begin experiencing symptoms or are seeking care for COVID-19. Please note, the following information is consistent with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

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Stop The Spread of Respiratory Illness

March 12, 2020

Here are some useful resources to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Watch this video from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Video Link
  • Click the button below for an info-graphic from the Ohio Department of Health.
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