PUBLIC NOTICE Coronavirus/COVID-19
Current State of
COVID Testing for
Mt. Grant General Hospital appreciates all community members who wear masks in public. This is the single most effective preventative measure the public can take to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Recent spikes in infection rates around the country indicate that the need for masks is as great now as ever during the pandemic. Wearing a mask protects the most vulnerable members of society: the elderly, the chronically ill and immuno-compromised. Thank you.
Due to the volume of testing, patients will only be called If their test is positive usually within 48-72 hours.
Covid-19 testing is available at no charge for patients who meet screening criteria for testing.
Due to the limited supply of testing kits we continue to apply CDC guidelines for screening.
What to do if you believe you’re infected, and what will happen: Click Here
Mt. Grant General Hospital and Mineral County Health Officials are reporting the first positive case of COVID-19 within the county. Designated officials are aggressively identifying all direct contacts with this individual in an effort to minimize and control the spread of the disease. Due to privacy concerns, we will not be releasing additional patient information.
Now that COVID-19 is present in our community, it is more important than ever to comply with the following:
- Maintain personal hygiene—wear a mask, wash your hands thoroughly and as often as possible, and don’t touch your face.
- Keep six feet of social distancing from others while in public spaces.
- If sick, stay home, but seek medical attention if you have trouble breathing.
- Stay at home if you are under isolation/quarantine; you can spread the disease without knowing.
Mineral County residents have met and overcome challenges in the past, and we are counting on all now to join the fight against COVID-19. Together, we will succeed once more.
In the face of COVID-19, MGGH is taking steps to ensure that our hospital stays safe and secure. As such, we have enacted a few policies to help slow its progress in our community.
- Currently, we are not allowing guests and visitors into the Hospital, including the SNF. If you need to come in, the only entrance patients and staff are allowed to use is the ER hallway entrance. We will have an employee in the hallway to greet and screen you before you are allowed to proceed into the hospital. We have locked the front doors, and placed signs to help ensure this is followed.
- We ask that patients visit the Emergency Room ONLY for life threatening conditions. For any inquiries, please call the appropriate number located at the bottom of the page.
- Clinic visits are still going on, but we ask that everyone practice social distancing. As such, we have enacted a few procedures for patients when visiting the clinic:
- Patients will be asked to wait in their vehicle when possible and a staff member will call or find the patient in the parking lot when it is their turn to be seen.
- Patients will then be escorted directly to an exam room where a staff member will complete a clinic registration. Please make sure you have your insurance information available.
- We ask that only the patient be present for the appointment. Family members and others will be asked to wait in the parking lot.
If you have any further questions, please just call into your provider and ask their receptionist. We can reschedule you if it’s not an essential visit.
- Free Hand Washing Course: https://www.relias.com/topic/coronavirus?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=so_2020-03-10_toolkit_coronavirus
- CDC on COVID: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- State of Nevada: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/
- Our Facebook will be posting updates on MGGH’s progress.
Mt Grant does not do routine testing for COVID-19.
For patients who have symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing or a severe respiratory illness, please call the number below to talk to a nurse before coming to Mt. Grant General Hospital.
Para los pacientes que tienen síntomas como fiebre, tos, dificultad para respirar o una enfermedad respiratoria grave, llame al número que figura a continuación para hablar con una enfermera antes de venir a Mt. Grant General Hospital.
Other Numbers to know:
24-Hour Nurse Health Line 775-341-6161
Dr. Francisco Dofeliz 945-3669
Laura Millsap, PA-C 945-1802
Dr. Sharon Ruch 945-3668
Tobey Morris, APRN 945-2230
Please leave a message. Your voicemail will be answered and a return call will be made.