It’s Time to Get Back to Taking Care of Your Health
The COVID-19 outbreak presented an unprecedented public health crisis with quickly changing information, new rules to follow, and life disrupted in an extraordinary way. But by staying home and practicing physical distancing, you helped flatten the curve and ensured our hospitals and health care system were not overwhelmed.
We are so appreciative of everything you did to keep your family, friends, neighbors and our health care workers safe.
Up to this point, we have focused on COVID-19. But now, University Hospitals physicians, nurses and staff are ready to care for all of your health needs that have been postponed for the greater good. Now is the time to take care of yourself and your family.
Safety has always been a key element of patient care at UH. We are following COVID-19-related guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Ohio Department of Health to ensure your safety at our hospitals and physician offices. We will continue to provide excellent care in a safe environment, even though things may look and feel a little different.
Per Gov. DeWine’s orders, you can now return to UH for services that don’t require an overnight hospital stay, including:
- All doctor visits. Our primary care providers and specialists are now seeing patients in-office in addition to virtual visits. This includes, but is not limited to, non-urgent doctor visits, well-care checks, well-baby visits, and immunizations.
- All imaging procedures, diagnostic tests and labs.
- All outpatient surgeries not requiring a planned overnight stay.
- Treatment of pain or severe symptoms that interfere with your daily life.
These services continue to be open to meet your immediate healthcare needs:
- Emergency care. Our 12 emergency rooms across Northeast Ohio are ready to safely care for you when a critical illness or a severe injury occurs.
- Orthopedic injury care. Our orthopedic injury clinics are open to treat broken bones, sprains and sports injuries and are a safe and cost-effective alternative to the emergency room.
- Urgent care. Our urgent care facilities remain open, and we now have specially dedicated “fever clinics” to assure separation and infection control for potential COVID-19 patients.
Your doctor strongly recommends you get the medical care you need. Delaying care can put your health at risk.
Know that you can feel safe coming to UH, and we look forward to helping you keep your health on track.
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