(3-11-20) Mercer Health has developed extensive plans to proactively manage potential COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases in the local area.   In regards to patients seeking care, Mercer Health is asking the local community to strictly adhere to the following guidelines should medical treatment be necessary.

When and How should I seek care for COVID – 19 (Coronavirus)? 

QUICK REFERENCE:                Call 419-678-5395, for further direction.

FURTHER EXPLANATION:      Specific direction for your situation will be provided on a case by case basis. Please call 419-678-5395, for further direction.  To contain the spread of illness, we ask that you call your

medical provider prior to arriving on site for medical attention.

What do I do in case of emergency?

QUICK REFERENCE:                Go to the Emergency Department.  Call 419-678-5101 to alert emergency department staff of approaching arrival.

FURTHER EXPLANATION:      As in any illness, if symptoms become emergent, Mercer Health’s Emergency Department is available.  For suspected COVID-19 cases ONLY, please call 419-678-5101 prior to arriving at

the Emergency Department to ensure the best care for your situation and the proper safety protocols are in place for other patients, visitors and healthcare employees.

Up-to-date statewide information for the State of Ohio is available at coronavirus.ohio.gov.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the most timely and accurate information for the entire nation, including travel information, prevention and treatment tips, and other resources, and is available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.