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Telemedicine Visits Available at MRH Family Healthcare Offices

Telemedicine Visits Available at MRH Family Healthcare Offices

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increases throughout the State of Michigan, our family healthcare practices are now offering telemedicine visits in an effort to get you the care you need, from the convenience of your own home.

Telemedicine allows for you to meet with your primary care provider remotely using a HIPAA-compliant video conferencing app that can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet. This technology allows for your healthcare provider to evaluate, diagnose, and treat you without physically seeing you in person.

Whether it’s managing a chronic illness, sore throat, or medication refill, our providers are just a phone call away.

A telemedicine visit can be scheduled by appointment by contacting one of our offices in Marlette, Brown City, Kingston, Mayville, and North Branch. Telemedicine visits are available during normal hours of operation. Physician Listings at https://marletteregionalhospital.org/find-a-physician/

Stay home, stay safe, and stay healthy!

COVID-19 Emergency Warning Signs – What to do?

If you have or suspect you have COVID-19 and develop emergency warning signs like trouble breathing, pressure in the chest, confusion, bluish lips or face, go to your nearest emergency room as soon as possible.

Marlette Regional Hospital’s emergency room is recognized as a Level IV Trauma Center, has virtual emergency stroke care, and is available to provide care to our community 24/7.

If you have or suspect you have COVID-19, please call ahead to our ER before arriving so staff can be prepared for your arrival and appropriately manage your entrance, 989-635-4136.

Non-Essential Medical Procedures Postponed

In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and in accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-17 released on Friday, March 20, 2020, Marlette Regional Hospital has temporarily postponed all non-essential medical procedures that are not necessary to address medical emergencies or to preserve the health and safety of a patient. If patients have a scheduled procedure that needs to be postponed, we will contact them by phone.

Marlette Regional Hospital is dedicated to providing safe, quality healthcare services to our communities. It is our hope that these measures will not only safeguard against the spread of COVID-19 in the Thumb Region, but will also ensure that we have healthy staff to care for those seeking medical treatment. These services will be postponed until further notice.

For the latest updates at Marlette Regional Hospital, call 989-635-4000 or “Like” Marlette Regional Hospital on Facebook.

 

Marlette Regional Hospital Implements Visitor Restrictions

Marlette Regional Hospital Implements Visitor Restrictions ~ In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and in accordance with Governor Whitmer’s executive order released on Friday, March 13, 2020, Marlette Regional Hospital will not permit any visitors to its facilities for purposes other than to receive medical care, treatment, and services until further notice. Exceptions will be made for healthy designated drivers accompanying patients for treatment and certain compassionate care situations such as end-of-life care.

Further, Marlette Regional Hospital and healthcare facilities across the State of Michigan are assessing for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors for all individuals not under their care who are seeking entry into their facilities. All healthcare facilities have been instructed to deny entry to any individual with these symptoms or risk factors.

Of confirmed cases, COVID-19 causes mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you think you have COVID-19, please contact your primary care provider, local Health Department, or local hospital by phone for care instructions. The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) has also established a hotline to answer health-related COVID-19 questions. The hotline is open 7 days per week from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 888-535-6136.

All community residents should continue to take the following basic personal hygiene measures to prevent the spread of illness:
• Wash hands often with soap and water. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
• Avoid contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.

If residents need to contact the hospital for scheduling, questions, or a status update on a loved one, please call 989-635-4000.

Marlette Regional Hospital is dedicated to providing safe, quality healthcare services to our communities. It is our hope that these measures will not only safeguard against the spread of COVID-19 in the Thumb Region, but will also ensure that we have healthy staff to care for those seeking medical treatment. Visitor restrictions will be in place until April 5, 2020 or until further notice.

CANCELLED – MRH Partners with Clifford Library for Community Health Fair

MRH Partners with Clifford Library for Community Health Fair ~ Marlette Regional Hospital will be partnering with the Lapeer District Library Clifford Branch on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 12 – 3 p.m. for a Community Health & Wellness Fair.

This health and wellness event will include glucose testing, Achilles bone density screenings, blood pressure checks, pulse oximetry, height and weight, body mass index, and peak flow measurement. Screenings will be offered free of charge and will be performed by Marlette Regional Hospital staff.

For more information about services provided at Marlette Regional Hospital, please call 989-635-4000.

FREE TEEN HEART CHECKS IN APRIL 2020

FREE TEEN HEART CHECKS IN APRIL 2020 ~ Offered by Marlette Regional Hospital ~ By Appointment Call: 989-635-4360 ~

In partnership with the Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation, Marlette Regional Hospital, as an affiliate of United Healthcare Partners, is offering Teen Heart Checks to students ages 13 to 19 FREE OF CHARGE every weekday throughout the month of April 2020.

The screenings will be performed by Marlette Regional Hospital’s cardiopulmonary team by appointment at Marlette Regional Hospital, 2770 Main Street, Marlette, MI 48453.

This special program offers an in-depth, noninvasive heart screening that includes a medical history, blood pressure check, height and weight recording, an electrocardiogram (EKG), and echocardiogram (ECHO). The screening looks for evidence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a serious condition that can cause sudden cardiac death in young athletes as well as in students engaging in physical activity or exercise.

Teens must schedule an appointment to participate by calling 989-635-4360 and space is limited. Teens participating in the screening event will need to have their parents complete a registration packet that can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. The registration packet will also be available on the day of their appointment.

2020 Teen Heart Registration Packet

MRH Diabetes Self-Management Training Program – 2020 Group Class Dates

MRH Diabetes Self-Management Training Program – 2020 Group Class Schedule ~ Physician Referral Required ~
Call 989-635-4348 for more information.

If YOU are diabetic and have set a goal to do all you can to improve your health – this class series will help YOU in this process! The Marlette Regional Hospital Diabetes Self-Management Program is State and Nationally Certified. Our DSMT Class Series is taught by a registered nurse, certified diabetes educator, and registered dietitian.

The cost associated with DSMT classes is covered by most insurance companies, but co-pays and deductibles may apply. Attendees should call their insurance company to verify coverage for education.

A referral by a primary care provider is required to attend this class. Please contact the diabetes education office at 989-635-4348 for more information or for referral assistance.