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EHS RETAIL PHARMACY
NOW OFFERING COVID-19 BIVALENT BOOSTER & FLU SHOTS
COVID-19 Vaccines, Boosters, and Flu Shots are available on a Walk-in Basis Only. We are no longer scheduling appointments by phone OR online. Please enter through the ER Entrance.
- MODERNA VACCINES: Mondays and Wednesdays ONLY, 10am – 4pm.
- PFIZER VACCINES: Monday through Friday, 10am – 4pm.
CURRENT EFFINGHAM HOSPITAL VISITATION POLICY
Emergency Department: Standarad visitation policy is once again in effect.
Hospital Inpatients (in Med-Surge): 8:30 am-8:30 pm, standard policy in effect.
Effingham Care & Rehabilitation Center: Click for more information.
Morrison’s Café is Open: Click here for hours and information
SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE AT EFFINGHAM HEALTH SYSTEM
In response to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 in our county, we are taking special measures in our facilities to ensure the safety of our patients and our staff.
- Masks are now optional on all EHS properties for Patients and Visitors.
- Unvaccinated employees will be asked to wear Level 1 masks.
Our goal is to keep our community healthy!
PATIENT & VISITOR SCREENING, IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
All entrances to Effingham Hospital will have signs asking if you have any of the following:
1) A positive viral test for SARS-CoV-2,
2) Symptoms of COVID-19, or
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
3) Close contact with someone with SARS-CoV-2 infection (for patients and visitors) or a higher-risk exposure (for healthcare personnel (HCP).
If you answer yes to any of these questions, please do not visit the Care and Rehabilitation Center, Med-Surg, or Cancer Care Center. If you are coming to be seen in the Emergency Department and answer yes to any of these questions, please see an EHS employee immediately.
IMPORTANT EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT MESSAGE
It is essential that we prioritize COVID testing in the emergency room for patients who are severely ill and have life-threatening emergencies or those who require hospitalization.
All other patients with suspected COVID or exposure to COVID will be given instructions to go home and quarantine per CDC guidance. We will advise them when to seek emergency care and to follow up with their primary care physician as appropriate.
YOUR ROLE IN STAYING SAFE
- The good habits we have learned, like careful hand-washing, cloth face covers, and social distancing, will continue to be important. Learn more about what you can do to protect yourself and your family, and stop the spread of COVID-19. Click here to visit the CDC website for more information.
- Please get vaccinated and help us to SAVE LIVES.
Click here for 8 things to know and answers to frequently asked questions.