Visiting Hours and Visitor Policy Update
The health and safety of our patients, visitors, and caregivers is a priority for ACMC, therefore we continue ask that no visitors accompany patients. All patients and visitors must wear a face mask, Please wear one from home. If you do not have a mask upon arrival, we will give you one. Visitor exceptions will be made for the following: To assist with patients with mobility issues. To assist with patients with mental impairment. New oncology patients. Pediatrics patients. End of Life circumstances (Care team and Nursing Supervisor will discuss with family).ACMC COVID-19 Updates
The majority of ACMC providers are able to see patients by telehealth visits. To schedule an appointment, call 440-997-6969. ACMC Express Care is also available via telehealth from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 440-964-0616 for more information.
ACMC offers home delivery pharmacy program
Get your medications delivered to you with Ashtabula County Medical Center’s home delivery pharmacy program. Enjoy: ● Personalized service from a team of Patient Care Advocates. ● Medications delivered to your home with no delivery charge . ● Invoices for your copays, instead of having to pay them upfront. The Ashtabula County Medical Center’s home delivery pharmacy program is powered by Equiscript. Call 877-810-4877 or 440-210-4119 to enroll.
COVID-19 Testing at ACMC
COVID-19 testing (commonly known as the PCR swab test) is available at ACMC. To receive the COVID-19 swab test, the individual must have an order from a provider on the ACMC Medical Staff. We cannot offer the test to patients without an order or to patients with an order from a provider who is not on ACMC’s Medical Staff. Prior to your provider placing an order for the COVID-19 swab test, your provider may ask questions about your symptoms and/or possible exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19. Your provider will determine the need for the COVID-19 test based on the answers to those questions. The majority of ACMC providers are able to see patients by telehealth visits. To schedule an appointment, call 440-997-6969. ACMC Express Care is also available via telehealth from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 440-964-0616 for more information. ACMC Occupational Health is also able to help local businesses and organizations respond to COVID-19, including testing. Click here for more information. To ensure the highest level of safety precautions for individuals receiving the test, other patients, and our caregivers, ACMC is offering drive-through COVID-19 testing. Individuals will remain in their car throughout the testing process. The COVID-19 testing tent is located across the street from the hospital, behind the ACMC Rehabilitation Services building. Enter the testing area from Carso Avenue, between West 25th and West 26th streets. ACMC COVID-19 testing tent hours of operation: • Monday – Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. • Saturday – Sunday, 8:30 am to 4 pm. Everyone who receives the COVID-19 swab test will be advised to self-quarantine at home, and to limit interaction with others in your household, until test results are received. Additional information may also be provided at the testing site. Results of the COVID-19 test are generally available in 24-48 hours and will be sent to your primary care provider. A member of ACMC’s COVID-19 team will contact you directly if your test result is positive for the virus.Occupational Health COVID-19 Testing
Keeping you safe
All patients and visitors must wear a face mask at ACMC or any Family Health Center or other office. We are also asking a series of screening questions to keep patients and visitors safe. We know some of these questions may feel personal, so you have the option to read the questions. When you arrive at ACMC, our screeners will take your temperature and ask you: • Do you have any of the following symptoms? • Fever • Cough • Difficulty breathing • Loss of taste or smell • Muscle pain • Diarrhea • Are you waiting for results of a COVID-19 test? • Have you tested positive for COVID-19? (in the past 28 days) • Do you have a household member that is positive for COVID-19? Please practice social distancing while at ACMC and any of our provider offices. Please wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer. The majority of ACMC providers are able to see patients by telehealth visits. To schedule an appointment, call 440-997-6969. ACMC Express Care is also available via telehealth from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 440-964-0616 for more information.Details
Statement from ACMC Healthcare System President Michael Habowski
Every step ACMC has taken to-date – and every step we will take in the weeks ahead – is with one goal in mind: making the best decisions that will keep our patients, caregivers and communities safe based on the information available to us. We know this is a challenging time for everyone. We will get through it by working together. Please follow the guidelines of social distancing, frequent handwashing, coughing and sneezing into a tissue or the bend of your arm, and avoid touching your face with your hands. ACMC is licensed for 234 beds. We have a plan in place for where we would cohort patients diagnosed with COVID-19 to keep them isolated from other patients. We also have a surge plan in place that can be rapidly activated to accommodate a sudden influx of patients with COVID-19. This plan includes other areas of the hospital where we could add beds, as well as working with community organizations for placing patients there. It’s important to remember that these types of plans existed long before COVID-19. They are part of our everyday emergency preparedness plan so we are ready to respond to any situation that presents itself.ACMC COVID-19 Updates