Visiting Restrictions

The guidelines may change as we learn more about the virus and the CDC gives additional direction. So please stay informed. This guideline is issued on April 22, 2020.

Since awareness of, we at Connally Memorial Medical Center continue to actively prepare and respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our main objectives during this COVID-19 pandemic are to provide the utmost care to our patients, protect our patients and staff, and to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to the communities we serve. We can ensure you Connally Memorial Medical Center has a preparedness plan in place for identifying, triaging, and managing patients with suspected COVID-19. We are in close contact with State and Local Authorities & Representatives and participate in a daily conference call with the Texas Department of State Health Services. We are monitoring the Centers for Disease Control recommendations as this scenario unfolds.

CMMC’s ongoing efforts to minimize risk to patients, staff, and public are as follows (list not all-inclusive):

Effective Immediately, Connally Memorial Medical Center is limiting visitors to the hospital for special patient populations. –
Visitors are allowed for the following circumstances ONLY:
• Childbirth
• End of Life
• Parent of Pediatric Patient
• Goodbye visit of military personnel departing for deployment

We have limited our hospital entry points, so that our team is able to screen every visitor. Visitors will be screened for fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, as well as exposure and high-risk travel history. All patients will only be allowed to enter through the MAIN Entrance to be screened and processed by staff.

The visitor screening process will not delay any patient seeking Emergency Services.

Your CMMC Classics Café will only be open for our staff and patients.

We suggest patients call their regular health care provider instead of visiting the ER if they are experiencing fever, cough, or other non-severe symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
CMMC Clinic Systems Initiatives are as follows (list not all inclusive):

We are asking patients to wait in their cars after registration is completed if they feel comfortable doing so. The staff will then call the patient from their vehicles and place them in a room when available.

Staff will call clinic patients the day before and assess the need for an office visit.

All clinic patients will be screened for fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, as well as exposure and high-risk travel history.

 

Resources:

SA Metro Health COVID-19 Hotline: 210.201.5779

Available resource for area residents to call and speak with someone to get information on COVID-19 in English and Spanish.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00a – 7:00 p.m.  •  Saturday & Sunday 9:30a – 4:30 p.m.

Other Links:

COVID-19 In Texas (Dashboard): https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/ed483ecd702b4298ab01e8b9cafc8b83

Wilson County: http://www.co.wilson.tx.us/ 

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Texas Department of State Health Services: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

Centers for Disease Control:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

CDC Links:

Prevention and Treatment: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention-treatment.html

Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

How it Spreads: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html

What to do if you are sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Common Questions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html