By Tim Huether
According to Misty Rudebusch, PA-C, MPAS, Clinical Director for Horizon Health Care, Inc., they have been following the CDC and the South Dakota Department of Health guidance.
“We are working with them to implement strategies that we can do with our patients as far as with our staff in our clinic settings to try and protect those that are coming in and evaluate appropriately to see who may need testing with the COVID-19.”
“At this time we are having daily meetings because it’s such a fluid situation,” said Rudebusch. “The recommendations seem to be changing and every day we learn something different or how they want us to modify things. We have not modified our clinic hours at this time but anything is on the table as far as that goes.”
“If patients are feeling ill, they should definitely be calling in prior to coming in,” recommended Rudebusch. “The South Dakota Department of Health and the CDC made it very clear that we should be trying to triage these patients prior to them coming in to give them the best advice we can as well as protecting everybody else who are coming in to those clinic settings for their other checkups. Call in first if you experience a fever, dry cough, shortness of breath and now they have added sore throats to that.”
Horizon Health Care, Inc., operates the Martin Community Health Center at 109 Pugh Street.
Their office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Mon. - Thurs. and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays. They may be reached at 685-6868.
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