COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Wednesday, Sept. 29:

With a continued increase of COVID-19 in Harper County, Patterson Health Center is taking the steps to keep staff and patients safe.

Until further notice, the following changes are effective immediately:

  • Free testing is available from 8-10 a.m. Monday through Friday at the south entrance;
  • Limit one (1) visitor in the clinic and the hospital, no visitors are allowed for COVID-19 patients;
  • The hospital cafe is only open to staff and group therapies;
  • No drug or sales representatives are allowed in the building;
  • No outside groups are allowed in the building.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Friday, July 16, 2021:

In an effort to remain in compliance with new federal regulations mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), seating is once again limited in the Patterson Health Center café and community education room.

We do offer TO-GO boxes and outside seating, but we ask that everyone observes the social distancing guidelines.

We respectfully ask those visiting Patterson Health Center to observe posted signage and to continue wearing a face mask. We understand and share your frustration with the new regulations, and we thank you for your cooperation.

What won't change is the personal caring you will receive from the healthcare team here at Patterson Health Center.

Thursday, July 15, 2021:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantinelist to include the countries of the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Fiji, Jersey, The United Kingdom and Tunisia

The countries of Brazil, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Maldives, Oman, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Suriname and Uruguay have been removed.

These changes are effective today, July 15. A comprehensive list of those individuals needing to quarantine includes visitors and Kansans who have:

  • Traveled on or afterJuly 15 to British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Fiji, Jersey, The United Kingdom or Tunisia.
  • Traveled on or after July 1 to Namibia.
  • Traveled on or afterJune 17 to Kuwait or Mongolia.
  • Traveled on or after June 3 to Colombia.
  • Traveled on or after May 6 to Seychelles.
  • Traveled on or after April 22 to Argentina.
  • Traveled between July 1 and July 15 to Brazil, Oman or Saint Kitts and Nevis.
  • Traveled between June 3 and July 15 to Suriname.
  • Traveled between May 20 and July 15 to Costa Rica or French Guiana.
  • Traveled between May 6 and July 15 to Maldives.
  • Traveled between April 8 and July 15 to Uruguay.
  • Attendance at any out-of-state mass gatherings of 500 or more where individuals do not socially distance (6 feet) andwear a mask.
  • Been on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15, 2020.

The travel quarantine period is sevendays with a negativetest result or 10 days without testing, with release from quarantine on Day 8 and Day 11, respectively.

Further information on quarantine periods can be found on KDHE’s website. For those traveling internationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is requiring testing within three days of flights into the U.S. For further information on this and other requirements, visit their website.For those who are fully vaccinated (meaning it has been greater than two weeks since they completed their vaccinations) they are not required to quarantine regarding travel if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine).
  • Have remained asymptomatic since the travel.Persons who do not meet the above criteria should continue to follow current quarantine guidance for travel.

Additionally, people with previous COVID-19 disease are not required to quarantine following travel if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have evidence of a previous infection supported by a positive PCR or antigen test
  • Are within 6 months following infection. If an investigation was done documenting the date that symptoms resolved, or the date isolation measures were discontinued for asymptomatic patients, then the 6-month period can start from that end date. If those dates are not available, then the period will start from the date of the positive laboratory test. A serology or antibody test may not be substituted for a laboratory report of a viral diagnostic test.
  • Have remained asymptomatic since the travel

Persons who do not meet all three of the above criteria should continue to follow current quarantine guidance for travel. The travel quarantine list is determined using a formula to evaluate new cases over a two-week period, then adjusted for population size to provide a case rate per 100,000 population. This provides a number that can then be compared to the rate in Kansas. Locations with significantly higher rates --approximately 3x higher --are added to the list.For more information on COVID-19, please visit the KDHE website at www.kdhe.ks.gov/coronavirus.

Thursday, May 6, 2021:

KDHE amends travel quarantine list TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to add Colorado and the countries of Cabo Verde, India, Maldives and Seychelles.

Several locations are removed from the list effective today, including New Jersey and New York, as well as the countries of Andorra, Aruba, Bermuda, Curacao, France, Hungary, Poland and Serbia.

A comprehensive list of those individuals needing to quarantine includes visitors and Kansans who have:

     • Traveled on or after May 6 to Colorado or the countries of Cabo Verde, India, Maldives and Seychelles.

     • Traveled on or after April 22 to Minnesota or the countries of Argentina, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Sweden and Turkey.

     • Traveled on or after April 8 to Pennsylvania or the country of Uruguay.

     • Traveled on or after March 26 to Delaware, Michigan or Rhode Island.

     • Traveled on or after March 12 to the country of State of Palestine.

     • Traveled between April 22 and May 6 to Aruba or France.

     • Traveled between April 8 and May 6 to Andorra, Bermuda, Curacao, Poland or Serbia.

     • Traveled between March 26 and May 6 to Hungary.

     • Traveled between March 12 and May 6 to New Jersey or New York.

     • Attendance at any out-of-state mass gatherings of 500 or more where individuals do not socially distance (6 feet) and wear a mask.

     • Been on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15, 2020.

The travel quarantine period is seven days with a negative test result or 10 days without testing, with release from quarantine on Day 8 and Day 11, respectively. Further information on quarantine periods can be found on KDHE’s website.

For those traveling internationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is requiring testing within three days of flights into the U.S. For further information on this and other requirements, visit their website.

For those who are fully vaccinated (meaning it has been greater than two weeks since they completed their vaccinations) they are not required to quarantine regarding travel if they meet all of the following criteria:

     • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2- dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine) 

 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021:

As we make changes, please remember:  Healthcare facilities must abide by more strict guidelines than the general community these guidelines are set by CMS, CDC and KDHE.  

 - Please enter our facility through the front entrance.  If you have a medical emergency, please enter through the Emergency Department. 
 - Patient and visitors will continue to be screened upon entry to our facility. 
 - ALL staff and visitors are required to always wear a mask while inside Patterson Health Center. 
 - Please maintain social distancing in common areas.
 - Frequent hand hygiene.

 Our 2 Conference Rooms will now be available for community use. In addition to the above guidelines the capacity limit for our small conference room will be 10.   Our Education Room limit will be 25. 

The Patterson Café is open 5 days a week, 7am-5pm.  Breakfast     7am-9:30am     Lunch    11am-1:30pm  Come enjoy a meal with us. (Masks must be worn until seated.)

INPATIENT AND EMERGENCY ROOM – Patients in these areas are limited to 2 visitors at a time with a maximum of 4 visitors in 24 hrs.

Our physicians and staff reserve the right to further limit visitors as needed to maintain the safety of our patients. We appreciate your patience and thank you for your cooperation.

JOHNSON & JOHNSON COVID-19 VACCINE

On April 25, 2021 Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced that Kansas providers may resume using the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.  This vaccine was paused on April 13th following reports of recipients in the United States who developed a rare disorder involving blood Clots within about two weeks of vaccination. 

If you are interested in getting the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, Patterson Health Center has it available.   You will need to call 620-914-1200 to schedule an appointment. 

 For more information on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine go to:

https://www.janssenlabels.com/emergency-use-authorization/Janssen+COVID-...

Tuesday, April 13, 2021:

Per CDC and KDHE guidelines Patterson Health Center will pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccination. Please see the link for the "Joint Statement from the CDC and FDA on the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccinehttps://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0413-JJ-vaccine.html

If you have received the Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccine and have any question or concerns please contact Crissa @ ext. 2706 or Heather @ ext. 2803. 

Effective Tuesday, April 6, 2021: 

  • 2 visitors allowed on the inpatient side with a max of 4 different people per 24 hours
  • 2 visitors allowed on the ER side
  • We are now offering the Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccine. Please contact Crissa @ ext.2706 or Heather @ ext.2803 to make an appointment, if interested.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Inpatient VISITORS: ONE VISITOR PER DAY 

February 16, 2021 update - Emergency Room Visitors

As of today, Emergency Room Patients may have one (1) visitor 
 
Covid-19 UPDATE - INPATIENT VISITORS January 26, 2021
Effective today:  ONE VISITOR PER DAY for inpatient ONLY
                              With the visitation, ONLY a Maximum of 3 different people to rotate days.
                              (All visitors to see inpatients MUST enter and be screened through the emergency room.)
                              If patient has COVID - NO visitors
                              Emergency Room - NO visitors
Vaccine Update January 14, 2021

At this time Patterson Health Center does not have the Covid19 Vaccine available. We understand there are a lot of questions.
We highly recommend this website:  https://www.kansasvaccine.gov to keep you up to date and current about the vaccine, or contact your local health department.

 

Quarantine Guidelines Updated December 8, 2020                                              

7 Day QUARANTINE (Person being tested and having no symptoms.)

You must remain symptom free for the duration of a 7-day quarantine. 
On or after Day 6 of exposure, the individual may get a PCR Test.  Make sure that you are getting the correct test, antigen and antibody tests are not accepted. 
If the PCR Test is negative and you remain symptom free, you may return to normal activity on Day 8.
If you are still waiting for results on Day 7, you must remain in quarantine until the results are received.

What happens if I develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 while I am in quarantine?

Symptoms of COVID-19 include a measured fever of 100.4 (F) or higher and lower respiratory symptoms like coughing or shortness of breath. If the symptoms you develop during your 14-day quarantine are mild and you normally would not seek healthcare, stay home for a minimum: • 10 days from the onset of symptoms OR • 72 hours after fever is gone without the use of fever reducing medication AND there has been a significant improvement in symptoms • WHICHEVER IS LONGER.

If you have shortness of breath and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, are awaiting COVID-19 test results or are a case of COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive. If you have a question about getting tested for COVID-19, call your Patterson health care provider at  620-914-1200 or your local health department. If you have general questions, contact your local county health department, or KDHE at 877-427-7317.

If I develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 while I am in quarantine, and my test comes back negative, do I still need to finish out my 14-day quarantine? Yes, you will need to finish your 14-day quarantine. A negative test result does not allow a patient to end quarantine early.

Do I need to be in isolation if I am waiting for test results? Yes, if you are considered a Person Under Investigation • A Person Under Investigation (PUI) is someone who is suspected of having COVID-19 disease because of symptoms or exposure (travel-related or exposure to a known case). A person who is being tested for COVID-19 because they are suspected of having the disease is required to be in isolation until test results are received. No, if you are being tested for another purpose, such as a test before surgery (i.e. pre-operative screening test) you are not required to isolate while waiting for results. Possible outcomes of the test result include: •

If the test result is positive, then the person becomes a case.If the test result is negative and the person has a known exposure (travel-related or exposure to a known case), then the person must finish their quarantine period, or • If the test result is negative and there was no known exposure, then the person is released from isolation.

** Household contacts are still required to quarantine during and after the positive household member is released from isolation.

** Residents in long-term care and assisted living facilities as well as offender populations in Kansas Dept of Correction prisons, are not eligible for shortened quarantine periods. 

**During this time, do not take over the counter medication without discussing it with your primary care provider.

This and other COVID-19 related information can be found at: Shortened-Quarantine-Guidance-PDF--12-8-20 (kdheks.gov)

Travel and Exposure Related Isolation and Quarantine Updated December 1, 2020

Those who have traveled to the following locations need to quarantine upon arrival in Kansas. The length of quarantine varies depending on whether you have been tested for COVID-19. This applies to both Kansas residents and those visiting Kansas:

Attended/traveled to mass gathering events out-of-state of 500 people or greater where individuals do not socially distance (6 feet) and wear masks..
Been on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15.
Others needing to continue quarantining: Received notification from public health officials (state or local) that you are a close contact of a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19.

Travel List Updated November 4, 2020

Those who have traveled to the following locations need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival in Kansas. This applies to both Kansas residents and those visiting Kansas:

Travel to or from South Dakota on or after November 4.
Travel to or from the countries of Belgium and Czechia.
 

Travel List updated October 21, 2020

Travel & Exposure Related Isolation / Quarantine

Those who have traveled to the following locations need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival in Kansas. This applies to both Kansas residents and those visiting Kansas:

Traveled to or from North Dakota on or after October 21
Traveled to or from the country of Andorra on or after October 21
Attended/traveled to mass gathering events out-of-state of 500 people or greater where individuals do not socially distance (6 feet) and wear masks.
Been on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15

COVID-19 UPDATE  to Visitors and Screening October 20, 2020

If you have signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection—DO NOT ENTER at this time. PUT ON A MASK AND CALL 620-914-1200—You will receive instructions on what to do next. 

IF YOU HAVE NO SYMPTOMS: 

We will be screening you at the entrance, we will:

· Take your temperature

· Ask you some questions

Everyone MUST wear a mask.

· Keep your mask on during your appointment.

· Cover your mouth/nose when coughing or sneezing.  Use and dispose of tissues.

· Perform hand hygiene after contact with any respiratory secretions.

VISITORS:  ALL VISITORS MUST BE SCREENED AND MASKED

· Clinic/Outpatient—1 visitor/patient—IF you need assistance to your appointment.

· INPATIENT/EMERGENCY ROOM—NO VISITORS at this time.

COVID-19 UPDATE                   Thursday September 17, 2020

Screening and Visitors:

Effective today our Hospital Inpatient and Emergency Room side we will allow 1 visitor/patient (must be 12 years or older) during the hours of 7am-7pm.

If you have signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, please stay home.   We will continue to screen all visitors and and patients at the entrance by taking their temperature and asking specific questions.   Everyone MUST wear a  mask and keep it on during the appointment or visit. 

If you are a patient coming to the clinic or outpatient services, you will be screened and asked to wear a mask .  We also ask that no more than 1 visitor accompany you to your appointment.   If you have any questions please call 620-914-1200

July 15, 2020 Patterson Health Center update’s to Covid-19. 

(JULY 15, 2020) Due to the recent increase of Covid-19 cases in Harper and surrounding counties, effective today, Patterson Health Center will be adding some questions to our pre-screening process of patients scheduling and coming into our clinic. 
If you are calling in to schedule an appointment you may recognize we are asking new questions about symptoms you might be experiencing.  We will be increasing the availability of our curbside clinic services so please be transparent with your answers, our staff is only trying to triage and schedule you to the appropriate staff, and areas to continue to maintain a safe environment for everyone.
If you are a patient coming to the clinic, or any outpatient services, we are asking if you need to bring someone with you, please only bring one person.  Upon entering PHC you will be screened at the door with questions, your temperature will be taken, and asked to wear a mask.  IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MASK.
For the safety of our patients, visitors, and employees we will continue to not allow visitors in our Inpatient side or Emergency Department.  Please prepare your friends and family to remain outside.    
As Covid-19 status changes, PHC will continue to make changes accordingly.  Thank you all for understanding and working through these times together.
 

(Friday July 3rd, 2020) Patterson Health Center is committed to your health and safety. To protect our team members, patients, and visitors the following guidelines are in place:
     • Upon arrival to Patterson Health Center patient and caregiver’s temperature will be taken and a few questions about symptoms and travel will be asked.
     • All patients and caregivers will be required to wear a mask. If you have your own mask, please bring it with you. If not, a mask will be provided to you.
     • Social Distancing will be maintained in all waiting areas.

Our environmental services staff have and will continue to work hard to clean and sanitize all patient, waiting and public areas throughout the day. All staff members will be screened upon arrival and required to wear a mask in all patient care and public areas including waiting rooms.

Patterson Health Center is following guidelines and recommendations from KDHE, Harper County Health Department and the CDC. We are taking these precautions to ensure your and our safety.

CLINIC – 8am-5pm Monday – Friday Call 620-914-1200 to schedule your appointment.
Patient care is a priority. Please make your health care a priority too. PHC provides a clean, safe environment for you to receive care.

As a convenience we continue to offer:

TELEHEALTH- 8am-5pm Monday thru Friday. Call 620-914-1200 to schedule this visit in advance. This visit is just like a regular clinic visit, it may be done in your home or wherever you may be. Our providers can see patients from infants and children to young and older adults. You will need to use your computer, smartphone or iPad along with internet access or data plan to be able to connect with your provider.

CURBSIDE LAB VISITS - 8am-4pm Monday thru Friday. YOU WILL NEED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR THIS SERVICE. You will also need an order from your provider for the lab. (This may be faxed to us too) This service is for those who need ambulatory assistance or for those who may have a compromised immune system. This allows the patient to drive up, remain inside their personal vehicle, while we take our services to them. You may notice our staff wearing additional PPE, this is to protect the patient and PHC staff.

RADIOLOGY – X-ray, CT, 3D mammography, Ultrasound, Bone Density, MRI (Tuesday’s) - Traditional visit inside.

THERAPY - PT, OT, Speech, Aquatic, Cardiopulmonary and Behavior - Traditional visit inside.

HOSPITAL INPATIENT SWING BED - We are currently accepting patients who meet criteria for this service. **Update Friday, July 10  - Inpatient and Emergency Department at this time will not be allowing visitors in to see patients.   

OUTPATIENT SURGERY - Surgical Patients:
Patients will be tested for COVID-19 prior to their elective procedure.
Patients will be asked to continue self-quarantine at home prior to surgery.
Patients will be asked to self-check COVID-19 symptoms daily leading up to date of procedure.

ENTERING PATTERSON HEALTH CENTER
Patient Entrances: Monday—Friday: 8am-5pm Front door (East side)
                                                   24/7 Emergency Department (North Side)

Café
Patterson Health Center Café will remain closed for public dining.

Heritage Estates Assisted Living
No Visitors at this time.

Anthony Wellness Center and Harper Wellness Center
We are open! Patrons will have their temperature taken upon arrival along with a few questions about symptoms and travel will be asked. Masks will be required.  Social distancing will be practiced.

South Central DME
Please ring the doorbell outside the front door. Please call 620-842-3546 or fax 620-842-3549 orders and medical equipment needs.

BILL PAY
We continue to encourage you to mail a check to 485 N KS HWY 2 Anthony, KS. 67003 OR call 620-914-1200 we are happy to take a payment over the phone with a credit or debit card. You can now pay your bill on-line. Go to https://pattersonhc.paymyhealthbill.com/quickpay You will need an access code located on your paper bill to complete the on-line transaction.

QUESTIONS? Call 620-914-1200

Additional Covid 19 Resources

https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/175/Travel-Exposure-Related-Isolation...   -  KDHE Travel update

https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html