The Butler Health System has made an updated statement concerning patient entrances and outpatient testing. As of Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm, the company released the following.
Butler Memorial Hospital patient entrances:
Effective Immediately patient access to Butler Memorial Hospital is through the Tower entrance only and between the hours of 5am to 8pm daily. All other entrances are closed (including the Brady Street entrance) with the exception of the Emergency Department reserved for emergency cases only. If you are not in an emergency health situation or critically ill requiring the need of emergency care, please contact your physician office for guidance and direction before reporting to the emergency department.
Clarion Hospital visitation policy and patient entrances:
Effective today, March 15th at 6:00 PM Clarion Hospital visitation restriction policy will go into effect. Please follow the restricted visitation guidelines provided in this document (this is on the website).
All patient entrances with the exception of those noted in the update are closed.
The main entrance to the hospital will remain open to patients between the hours of 6am to 6pm daily.
The Emergency Department is reserved for emergency cases only. If you are not in an emergency health situation or critically ill requiring the need of emergency care, please contact your physician office for guidance and direction before reporting to the emergency department.
The Cancer Center entrance will remain open and is reserved for cancer patients only as we work reduce exposure and protect this vulnerable population of patients.
Outpatient testing all BHS locations:
In an effort to protect our patients and staff, if you are experiencing symptoms of a fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose/congestion, or flu like symptoms and have outpatient testing scheduled please cancel your testing and do not go to hospital or outpatient locations for walk in testing (lab, x-ray). Contact the physician who ordered your test for further direction.
This statement can be seen on the Butler Health System’s website. Click Here
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