COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTERMitchell County Hospital Health Systems continues to monitor the changing developments of the respiratory illness, COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory illness, including COVID-19. MCHHS takes care of a very vulnerable population and therefore, has implemented several measures to help prevent the spread of this virus into our facility. With the day to day rapid changes, please visit this site often to receive up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, MCHHS and your community.
COVID TESTING INFORMATIONMITCHELL COUNTY HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEMS IS NOT A PUBLIC TESTING FACILITY. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE COVID-19 OR SYMPTOMS RELATED TO COVID-19, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN. IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY AND HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, PLEASE CALL 785-738-9348 BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL TO THE ER.
COVID TESTING AFTER HOURS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS (MCHHS EMERGENCY ROOM DEPARTMENT)
1. Persons requesting a Covid test will be instructed to quarantine and call their physicians office on the next available business day.
2. Persons that are having symptoms that feel they need to be seen will be instructed to come to the Emergency Room for a Medical Screening Exam and treatment as deemed necessary by the physician.
3. Outpatient Covid testing will not be done after hours, weekends or holidays.
Latest Updates for Mitchell County
October 14th, 2021 - VISITATION GUIDELINES
Current visiting hours for Acute patients will be Monday--Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm. Visitors will need to enter through the front main entrance Monday--Friday to be screened. On the weekends, visitors will need to enter through the Emergency Room Entrance. ER patients are allowed one visitor, acute inpatients are allowed two visitors at a time, ages 16 and up, and delivering mothers on the OB unit may assign one support person during their stay, plus two visitors during visitation hours. No other visitors will be allowed. We will continue to monitor the pandemic for the safety of our patients, staff and community and may need to change restrictions as the situation evolves. We encourage all visitors to bring their own mask to wear to preserve the hospital's supply for healthcare needs. If you have any questions, please call us at 785-738-2266.
The Resident Care Center has scheduled visitation at this time. Please call 785-738-9590 to schedule an in-person inside, outside, window visit, compassionate care or hospice visit. Please note: During an outbreak, visits may be suspended.
June 21st, 2021 - Attention visitors, vendors, outpatients and guests,
The CDC recommendations for removal of masks for vaccinated persons does NOT APPLY to healthcare settings. Masks are still required to be worn at all times during your visit at MCHHS. Please wear your mask upon entrance to the facility and continuously while in the facility. Thank you for your Cooperation.
December 4th, 2020 - Shortened Quarantine Periods Press Release
November 20th, 2020
Mitchell County case count as of 11-20-20 at 4:45 pm: 78 active cases and 179 total cases since March.
November 18th, 2020 - Mitchell County COVID-19 Update
November 11th, 2020 - Modified Quarantine Press Release
September 4th, 2020 - Press Release from Mitchell County Health Department
August 21st, 2020 - Press Release
July 22nd, 2020
The Mitchell County Health Department announces the average age of positive cases remains at 39 years old, with the 18-44 year old age group showing the highest percentage of positive cases. The percent of positive (percentage of all tests that come back positive) has increased slightly from 8.7% to 9% today. 136 active clusters remain in Kansas, resulting in 4,258 cases. Mitchell County case information as of 7/22/2020 at 4 pm: 13 active cases, 25 total cases since March 2020, no known hospitalizations at this time.
July 17th, 2020 - Current Numbers and Symptoms for Mitchell County
July 10th, 2020 - Mitchell County Press Release on Positive Cases
June 26th, 2020
●Explanation of Quarantine for COVID-19
Latest Updates Regarding Mitchell County Hospital Health SystemsSeptember 8th, 2021
With the recent increase in numbers in Mitchell County, Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems will be restricting all visitors to help contain the spread of the virus into our facility. This visitation restriction will begin Wednesday, September 8th until further notice. MCHHS encourages family members to utilize FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or phone to connect with your loved ones during this time.
"We understand this is a difficult time for everyone involved, but these restrictions are vital to our efforts to help prevent the spread of the virus to our patients and residents," stated Jeremy Armstrong, CEO.
Please remember, it is important that you call the ER department prior to arrival for all non-emergent issues. Call first, 785-738-9348. This will help ensure the safety of everyone involved.
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to take measures to protect the most vulnerable population during the ongoing changes of COVID-19. Together, as a community, we can help minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Please visit our website at www.mchks.com to stay informed on the processes we have in place to maximize the safety of our patients, residents and staff. We appreciate your patience as we strive to provide quality healthcare close to home.
November 18th, 2020
Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems has an urgent message in regards to our emergency services.
While we continue to remain dedicated to providing optimal patient care, we are asking for the community's assistance in helping us maintain this standard. Currently with the excessive increase in COVID-19 cases in our community, the MCHHS Emergency Room has been overwhelmed with additional phone calls that are non-urgent / not life-threatening. In order for our staff to focus on our ED patients, we are requesting our community to adhere to the following guidelines.
• If you have a non-urgent medical need/question, please contact your primary care providers office.
• If you have a non-urgent COVID-19 question or have a question in regards to COVID-19 testing, please contact your primary care providers office.
• MCHHS cannot provide COVID-19 testing without a local physicians order.
• If you have an emergency and have COVID-19 symptoms, please call 785-738-9348 before your arrival to the ER.
If you have been identified as a known contact of a confirmed positive COVID-19 patient, it is important to follow the guidance provided by the Mitchell County Health Department and self-isolate. Thank you for your cooperation in following these steps during these difficult times.