Information on COVID-19 Testing at Montrose Emergency Room:
If you are currently showing symptoms of COVID-19, you should report to Montrose Emergency Room and will be evaluated by a Board Certified ER Physician, and if necessary, tested for COVID-19.
The Facility is safe, the air is HEPA filtered UV Radiated and sterilized every 5 minutes. All of the air in the building is replaced 12 times an hour. So we are even safe from any infection that is transmitted through the air. Every patient has a private room with it’s own air supply.
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick
Stay home except to get medical care:
- Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
- Avoid public areas: Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
- Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
- Wear a face mask if you are sick.
Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Cover: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Dispose: Throw used tissues in a lined trash can.
- Wash hands: Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or, if soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean your hands often
- Wash hands: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
- Hand sanitizer: If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
- Soap and water: Soap and water are the best option if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching: Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Mildly ill patients should be encouraged to stay home and contact their healthcare provider by phone for guidance about clinical management. Patients who have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, should seek care immediately. Older patients and individuals who have underlying medical conditions or are immunocompromised should contact their physician early in the course of even mild illness.
If you’re sick, call ahead before visiting your primary care physician.
- PLEASE NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO CALL AHEAD IF YOU ARE VISITING OUR EMERGENCY ROOM FOR TREATMENT OR TESTING. Call ahead: If you have a doctors appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.