At a time when social distancing is so important, many individuals may be neglecting their health out of caution or fear. This has the potential to create more health problems down the road.
"While we are grateful that the public has been heeding the advice to stay at home, which has helped to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are also finding that individuals with health issues that require treatment are not seeking care," said Maury Regional Health Chief Medical Officer Martin Chaney, M.D.
Maury Regional Health offers some guidance for maintaining your health during this time.
URGENT & EMERGENCY CARE
If an illness or injury is severe enough that you would typically visit an urgent care or emergency department, you should still do so. Measures are in place to separate patients with respiratory symptoms from those with other health concerns at Maury Regional Urgent Care facilities in Columbia and Spring Hill and Emergency Departments in Columbia, Lewisburg and Waynesboro. Rigorous disinfecting protocols and masking of staff and patients are also taking place.
Patients with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and congestive heart failure should continue to seek treatment from their physician or nurse practitioner to ensure their health is properly managed.
PRIMARY & SPECIALTY CARE
Maury Regional Medical Group practices are using the same protocols as urgent care centers to separate patients with respiratory symptoms, as well as masking and disinfecting. Patients also have new options for video or phone visits. Visits are scheduled with each MRMG practice. Learn more at MauryRegionalMedicalGroup.com.
Outpatient therapy centers in Columbia, Chapel Hill, Hohenwald, Lewisburg, Pulaski, Spring Hill and Waynesboro are committed to providing safe and effective care. Patients can be confident that our facilities continue to be cleaned to the same strict standards we have always held. Our protocols include regular disinfection of frequently touched services, social distancing within the gym and courtesy masks for patients. For information about therapy services, call 931.380.4014.
Wound care is essential at all times in order to prevent wounds from developing into more serious health issues. The Maury Regional Wound Center has taken measures to reduce wait times, escort patients directly into a treatment area, social distancing and telehealth visits in some cases. For information about wound care, call 931.490.7440.
Other services available to help you and your family members maintain good health include:
- Imaging Exams
- Home Sleep Studies
- Home Services + more
Learn more about available services and the protocols in place at our facilities at MauryRegional.com.