CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (OhioHealth) – In order to help reduce the possibility of transmission of COVID-19, we will be erecting a triage tent outside the OhioHealth Berger Hospital emergency department (ED).
The goal is to keep those who have respiratory symptoms and/or fever are separate from those who do not.
This is a proactive measure we are taking to be prepared in the event the process of outside triage becomes necessary.
It is NOT a walk-up site for COVID-19 screening.
How it will work…
1. Patients will enter into the screening area where a clinical staff member will screen patients for travel history, vital signs and respiratory status.
2. Positive initial screenings will proceed to a secondary care tent. Patients with no suspicion of COVID-19 will enter into the ED.
3. Patients needing to enter the secondary tent will be seen by a provider, and either treated and released or taken into the ED for continued care.
This will help limit the exposure to other members of the community and care team.
In this unprecedented time, our main focus is the health and safety of our patients and associates. This triage process will help us accomplish that.