Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information Learn More
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information
Our hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking the necessary steps to ensure we are fully prepared to care for patients, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with our local and state health departments.
Below are a number of resources to help educate you and your family on COVID-19. For more information on the virus, please contact the health department.
COVID-19 Online Risk Assessment
To help support the health of our community, we are providing access to an online COVID-19 risk assessment developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This tool does NOT provide a diagnosis, and it should NOT be used as a substitute for an assessment made by a healthcare provider.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Wilson County Health Department
- North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA)
- North Carolina Emergency Management Association
- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
VISITOR GUIDANCE, LIMITED ENTRY POINTS AND SCREENING GUIDELINES
At Wilson Medical Center, our top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community. We continue to closely monitor the prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and follow state and federal guidance as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients.
- Visitor Guidance: Please follow the guidance below to help protect our patients, providers, employees and community:
- Due to a surge in COVID-19 volume, NO VISITORS are allowed in the Emergency Department at this time
- Patients in other areas of the hospital are limited to ONE designated WELL visitor per day (no swapping allowed).
- Visitors are screened upon entry for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines
- All visitors must be at least 18 years of age or older.
- Visitors are required to wear a face mask or cloth face covering at all times and should bring their own.
- Masks must be worn properly - completely covering the nose and mouth.
- Visitors may leave to go to the cafeteria, but they are discouraged from unncessary travel throughout the facility. Visitors are also discouraged from leaving and re-entering the hospital during visiting hours:
- Visiting hours are 11 am to 7 pm daily.
Reduced Entry Points: We have limited access to two points of entry and screening everyone who enters:
Outpatient Registration Entrance - Monday – Friday, 5 am - 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 11 am - 7 pm
Emergency Department Entrance - open 24/7
- Common Areas Closed: Friendly Expressions Gift Shop and Ladwig Chapel will be closed to the public.
**If you need a copy of your medical record during this time, please call 252.399.8120 and we can fax a copy to your provider or send you a copy through mail or email.
Signage is being posted around the facilities notifying visitors and the community of these restrictions and guidelines.
These restrictions are necessary to protect the health of our patients, staff and community.
- Resuming Elective and Non-Urgent Surgeries and Procedures 4.27.20
- Cloth Face Coverings Instructions and Guidance from CDC
- Supporting Efforts to Keep Our Community Healthy
- Testing FAQs
- Rescheduling Elective and Non-Emergent Cases 3.19.20
- COVID-19 - What Wilson Medical Center Is Doing & What You Can Do
- Are you experiencing symptoms?
- Use these tips to help protect yourself from the spread of respiratory illnesses:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose and mouth)
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
- Follow Wilson Medical Center's Facebook page for the latest updates
- Screening Hotline 252-399-7068
- Effective March 11, Wilson Medical Center has implemented a screening hotline for those who are concerned about being exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing mild symptoms (respiratory illness, fever, etc.). The hotline is in place to provide education and encourage people to stay home if they are sick in order to prevent the further spread of illness. The hotline will be available Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.