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Marlette Regional Hospital is your safe place for Covid-19 care and help with questions

Marlette Regional Hospital is dedicated to providing safe, quality healthcare services to our communities. In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and in accordance with Governor Whitmer’s executive orders, Marlette Regional Hospital has implemented extraordinary measures to maintain the health and wellbeing of all who enter our facilities. The visitation policy is subject to change at management’s discretion based upon current conditions.

Visitor Restrictions for All MRH-Owned Facilities  – Updated 6/13/2022

We are updating our Visitor Restrictions to the following:

  • Emergency Department
    • One designated visitor that must remain in the ED the whole time, once the visitor leaves, they will not be permitted to return until the patient is discharged.
    • Pediatric patients under the age of 17, two healthy parents that must remain at the bedside.
    • Extenuating circumstances such as critical care, possible end-of-life-state, will be handled case-by-case.
    • Patients presenting with COVID symptoms-No visitors until the COVID test comes back negative. If it comes back positive the patient will continue to have no 
  • Surgical Services – one bed-side visitor that must remain in the patient’s room
    • Pediatric patients under the age of 17 in any setting are allowed two parents/relatives to be present
  • Inpatient, Observation, Swing Bed Patients
    • Two visitors per patient at a time that must stay in the patients room the whole time.
    • Visitors ages 13 – 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Patients admitted that are COVID positive, No visitors in the COVID rooms.
    • Extenuating circumstances such as critical care, possible end-of-life-state, will be handled case-by-case.
  • Long-Term Care (LTC) – please contact the LTC at 989-635-4400
  • Hospice – Visitation shall be accommodated, please check in at the Hospice Residence Nurses Station.
  • Outpatient Testing – only the patient, unless the patient is under the age of 17, then a parent may accompany
    • Unless extenuating circumstances require a visitor to be present
  • Outpatient Procedure with Sedation – one bed-side visitor that must remain in the patient’s room
    • Pediatric patients under the age of 17 in any setting are allowed two parents/relatives to be present
  • Physician Office Appointments – one visitor accompanying the patient
  • ALL allowed visitors must pass health screening prior to visit and are required to wear a mask at all times for the duration of their visit. Visitors that fail to follow this requirement will be asked to leave.
  • Visitor accommodations shall be flexible in all care settings for patients with physical or mental disabilities of any kind, including patients who are deaf, hard of hearing and / or blind.
  • If more visitors present than are allowed to visit, the excess visitors will be asked to remain in their vehicle.
  • All visitors will be required to socially distance themselves from the patient, other visitors and all staff.

We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 activity in our area along with the surrounding communities and updating patient visitation accordingly and / or as allowed by state and federal regulations.

Marlette Regional Hospital is evaluating all persons entering our facilities for COVID-19 symptoms and everyone is required to wear a face covering. If you cannot medically tolerate a face mask, face shields are available. All entrances have been closed with the exception of the entrances listed below. Please note their open/close times.
– ER entrance: Open 24/7
– Main Entrance: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday); 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Saturday)
– Employee Entrance/Loading Dock (staff only)
Clinical personnel are stationed at these entrances to perform COVID-19 screenings.

For patients arriving at our family healthcare practices, a pre-screening will be performed over the phone and a thorough COVID-19 screening will be performed upon arrival before entering the clinic.

Marlette Regional Hospital is continuing to offer telemedicine visits through our family healthcare practices for those who do not feel comfortable coming to our offices.

Telemedicine allows for patients to meet with a care provider remotely from the convenience of their own home using a HIPAA-compliant video conferencing app that can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet. This technology allows for a healthcare provider to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients without physically seeing them in person.

Telemedicine visits are available during normal hours of operation at all of our family healthcare practices. Patients can call to schedule an appointment as they normally would and will be instructed to download the app prior to their visit. For more information, please contact one of our offices by phone.

Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) is committed to providing high-quality testing services to our patients and is pleased to offer the Abbott Architect SARS-CoV-2 IgG (COVID-19 antibody) test.

COVID-19 antibody testing is offered on a walk-in basis with no appointment necessary, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Insurances will not be billed and no physician order is required. The testing is available for $25 cash pay.

COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that has proven to cause mild-to-severe respiratory illness. Antibodies are proteins that develop after contracting a disease. These proteins help your body fight off infections and typically provide protection against contracting the disease again in the future. Marlette Regional Hospital’s COVID-19 antibody test will detect antibodies in a blood sample that would indicate prior COVID-19 infection.

The Abbott test has been clinically proven to detect illness with 100% sensitivity and 99.6% specificity. It is possible to have a positive test result even if you never had symptoms of COVID-19; this is called an asymptomatic infection. If you have a positive antibody result, it is likely that you previously had COVID-19 and have developed antibodies to the virus. If you are experiencing any symptoms, you should talk to your provider who will likely recommend that you have the viral pcr test done by swabbing the inside of your nose, as testing for the active virus is recommended for the diagnosis of COVID-19.

If you test positive or negative for COVID-19 antibodies, you should continue to take precautions to protect yourself and others. Precautions include frequent hand washing, avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth, practicing social distancing, and wearing a mask in public.

For more information about antibody testing, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, www.cdc.gov.

MRH COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE, MARCH 8, 2021
SIGN UP CURRENTLY CLOSED

Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) has unfortunately reached our capacity for scheduling vaccinations. We do not control the supply, allotments, or shipping schedules. If and when MRH receives an additional supply, we will be sharing that information on our Facebook page and open up scheduling.

It is our recommendation that you place your name on other lists, like local health departments, that may open before ours. Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Meijer are currently scheduling appointments online for those that qualify for the vaccine. To register, links can be found below. In the meantime, continue to practice the recommended CDC precautions.

MRH COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE, JANUARY 27, 2021
SIGN UP CURRENTLY CLOSED

Marlette Regional Hospital has exceeded its number of interested patients wanting a COVID Vaccination for the supply that we currently have. Our sign up is currently closed, we will reopen a new one if we are able to obtain additional first dose COVID vaccines.  In the meantime, if you completed the sign-up, our staff is in the process of contacting people, screening them for vaccine eligibility, and scheduling appointments.  This will continue over the next several days.  The Tuscola County Health Department is accepting pre-registrations for COVID Vaccinations on their website at www.tshd.us.

Please continue to watch our posts for any updates related to COVID vaccination availability.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, www.cdc.gov.

MRH COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE, JANUARY 25, 2021

Marlette Regional Hospital has received doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, some of our doses are going to be re-allocated to the Sanilac County Health Department to help support the Sanilac County need for vaccination. Marlette Regional Hospital is also partnering with local schools to vaccinate the teaching staff. We are working to schedule community vaccination clinics for people that fall under the current Phases for vaccinations.
We are gathering names and phone numbers of those interested in receiving the vaccination, once we have clinic dates and times scheduled we will contact those that have signed up on this list. Calls will be made in order that sign-ups have been received. Appointments will be scheduled after verification of vaccine eligibility.
If you are interested in putting your name on our list, please click on the link below and complete the form.

Sign-Up for Vaccine-Currently Closed

Marlette Regional Hospital is committed to helping vaccinate our local community against COVID-19. We have reached scheduling capacity for first-dose COVID-19 vaccinations at this time, and we do not have a confirmed date for receiving additional first dose vaccines. Following direction from the State of Michigan, we will expand vaccine appointments to more people. This process will take time due to limited supplies and capacity.

At this time, please do not call your provider’s office for vaccine scheduling. Visit our website and like us on Facebook for the latest updates.

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