Important information about Covid-19

Modified Visitor Policy as of March 12, 2020

To protect the safety of our patients, and staff, and in accordance with new local regulations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Curahealth and Cobalt Rehabilitation Hospitals currently have a no visitor policy in effect.  We will be offering limited exceptions as follows:
  • Patients receiving end of life care
  • Patients with disabilities
  • As otherwise determined by local hospital leadership
Visitors who meet the exception criteria will use a designated entrance and be screened upon arrival.  If a visitor has positive symptoms associated with COVID-19, they will be kindly asked to return home and contact their primary physician or we will assist with contacting local emergency responders.

Additional steps Curahealth and Cobalt Rehabilitation Hospitals have taken for safety

  • The organization is having regular meetings for planning and operations that include our hospital leaders.  We regularly update employees and physicians about the developing situation.
  • Clinicians are being given guidance on proper screening for patients, visitors, and staff who may be potentially positive for COVID-19.
  • The organization continues to work with public health officials to ensure we have the latest information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and any changes that affect clinical care and screening methodology.
  • Staff are being given detailed instructions regarding the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • We have limited entrances to be able to efficiently screen everyone who enters our hospitals.

COVID-19 Testing Recommendations

Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19 per current CDC recommendations.  It is important to keep in mind:

  • Most people have mild symptoms and are able to recover at home
  • There is not treatment specifically approved for this virus

Healthcare providers are working to conserve testing capabilities for those at highest risk.  As recommended by the CDC< it is important for those treating mild symptoms at home to be watchful for the development of emergency warning signs of secondary conditions related to COVID-19 and to get medical attention immediately for any symptoms that are severe or concerning.  As always, in the event of a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.

For questions or concerns, please call our dedicated COVID-19 hotline at 972-414-6066 or send us an email at info@curahealth.com.