• COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC WITH RAMC

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RAMC is committed to keeping our patients, visitors, team members and communities safe and well.

WE ARE SAFE, WE ARE PREPARED, WE ARE HERE.

Reedsburg Area Medical Center continuously monitors the needs of our patients, team members and communities. Our commitment to safety has never wavered and never will. Absolutely everyone’s health, protection and safety is our number one priority. From our rigorous screening program to our stringent use of personal protective gear for us and you, rest assured you are in exceptional hands. Please do not postpone the healthcare you need. We are safely here for you.

Updated Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals
 
On Thursday May 13, 2021, the CDC released updated guidance that fully vaccinated people can resume activities they did before the pandemic, including participating in indoor and outdoor activities – large or small – without wearing a mask or physically distancing. Fully vaccinated people can also refrain from testing following a known exposure unless they are residents or employees of a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter.
 
A person is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if it has been two or more weeks since they got the second dose in a two-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna), or one dose of a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson).
 
Important Exceptions to Updated Mask Guidance:
  • Healthcare settings
  • K-12 Schools
  • Places where masks are required by local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including: local businesses and workplaces
  • Residents and employees of correctional and detention facilities and homeless shelters
  • Travelers on all planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations
Mask wearing, regardless of vaccination status, continues to be an important COVID-19 mitigation strategy in schools, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and other settings where additional regulations exist. This includes wearing a mask when traveling into, within, or out of the United States.
 
As of now, the CDC’s school guidance remains unchanged. Most students will still be unvaccinated and schools should follow CDC’s guidance for schools. Teachers, school administrators, and staff should continue to follow CDC’s school guidance until more people and children are vaccinated. Students and staff on buses should continue to follow all masking and physical distancing guidelines.
 
This updated guidance reflects scientific consensus on the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against circulating strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are more than 90% effective in real-world settings in preventing mild and severe disease, hospitalization, and death. Individuals who are fully vaccinated can start returning to normal activities.
 
DHS is currently working on updating websites and publications to include updated guidance for fully vaccinated people. We continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
https://www.cdc.gov/.../fully-vaccinated-guidance.html

Hours at a glance:

Hospital main entrance – Daily, 7am - 7pm

Emergency Room – Daily, 24 hours

Physicians Group – Monday – Thursday 7am – 6pm; Friday 7am – 5pm; closed weekends

Walk-In Care (inside RAMC Physicians Group) – Monday – Friday 7am – 9pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am – 9pm

Hospital Lab – Monday – Friday 7am-6pm; Saturday 7am – 12 noon; closed Sunday

Specialty Group – Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm

Massage Therapy (located in RAMC Specialty Group) – Monday – 8:30am – 4:30pm; Tuesday – Friday 8am – 4pm

Sunshine Café (located inside of the hospital) is closed to the public, but you may place an order for carryout. Call the café at 768-6170 to place your order, and pick it up at the café's patio door.

Community Pharmacy (inside RAMC Physicians Group) – Monday – Friday 8:30am – 6pm; closed on weekends

Viking Pharmacy (inside Viking Village Foods) – Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm; Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm

Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center -Safe scheduled indoor and compassionate care visitation is allowed following federal guidelines and facility policy. As always, we are happy to assist with virtual visits at any time, in any area. 

RAMC Foundation Thrift Shop – Now open, following state guidelines, Monday – Friday 10am – 4:30pm; Saturday 10am – 2pm; closed Sunday. Also accepting donations during regular business hours.

We ask all guests to use the 6 foot social distancing rule when entering, registering and in all waiting areas.

 

Patient and Visitor Screenings 

When you enter our hospital and clinics you will be greeted by a team member in personal protective gear such as face shields, face masks, gown and gloves. Every patient and visitor will be asked the COVID-19 screening questions guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because face masks help prevent accidental virus spread to others, all non-symptomatic patients and visitors will be given a cloth mask after screening. We ask cloth masks be returned upon leaving for professional laundering. Bringing own face covering is encouraged. Patients with respiratory symptoms requiring tests or treatments are given a disposable surgical mask. It is not recommended that children under the age of 2 wear a mask. If you are wearing your own personal cloth mask and have symptoms of COVID-19, an RAMC team member will provide you with a disposable isolation mask to wear while you are on our campus.

We are happy to assist with virtual visits at any time, in any area.
 

Patient Masking Guidelines

PATIENTS ARE ALWAYS REQUIRED TO COVER THEIR NOSE AND MOUTH WITH A FACE COVERING. MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED FOR PATIENTS STATING THEY CANNOT TOLERATE A MASK DUE TO A MEDICAL CONDITION. THESE PATIENTS WILL BE ASKED TO WAIT IN THEIR CAR UNTIL THEY CAN BE IMMEDIATELY ROOMED FOR THEIR APPOINTMENT.

Visitor Masking Guidelines

VISITORS ARE ALWAYS REQUIRED TO COVER THEIR NOSE AND MOUTH WITH A FACE COVERING. THIS IS WITHOUT EXCEPTION. VISITORS WHO CANNOT TOLERATE A PERSONAL FACE COVERING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO VISIT.

Bringing your own face covering is encouraged.

No known exposure to and not tested for COVID-19 in the last 14 days regardless of results. No symptoms of COVID-19.

 

Updated 4.07.2021

RAMC acknowledges that the presence of loved ones is an important part of the healing process and considers our patient’s support person as a critical member of our patient’s care team. While we are revising our guidelines, we remain committed to keeping our patients, visitors, community and staff safe. This is not the time to let our guards down. We all must continue to practice physical distancing (6 feet), wear a mask (covering mouth and nose), clean our hands and high touch areas frequently. 


Guidelines for SUPPORT PERSONS in patient care areas:

Birth Center – ONE (1) support person per 24 hours who is required to stay in the patient room at all times. Exceptions are patients with potentially communicable symptoms, patients on isolation or patients requiring aerosol generating procedures.

Adult inpatients and ICU patients- may have ONE (1) support  person per 24 hours who is required to stay in the patient’s room at all times. Exceptions are patients with potentially communicable symptoms, patients on isolation or patients requiring aerosol generating procedures.

Pediatric patients under the age of 18 – may have TWO (2) parents or guardians present who are required to stay in the room at all times (applicable to all areas of the campus except Outpatient Services appointments-see below). 

Outpatient Services appointments (Clinics, Lab, Wound, Rehab, Medical Imaging) – ONE (1) support person IF patient is  cognitively disabled, physically impaired and/or the patient is under the age of 18, or if the provider determines additional support is required. 

Surgery Center – ONE (1) support person per patient who is to remain in the designated patient area for the duration of the patient stay, until discharge. 

Emergency Department – ONE (1) support person per patient,  exceptions are patients with  potentially communicable symptoms, patients on isolation or patients requiring  aerosol generating procedures. 

Accommodations will be made for additional support persons during end of life situations.

Expectations for SUPPORT PERSONS: 

  • Check in and complete entrance screening with one of RAMC’s designated Safe Care Navigators 

  • Wear a facemask that covers nose and mouth at all times (face shield alone is not acceptable) 

  • Use hand sanitizer to clean hands upon entering RAMC, entering patient room, prior to exiting patient room and prior to exiting RAMC 

  • Remain in patient room or space designated by staff 

  • Maintain physical distancing                                                              

 

Telehealth is available - Various Physicians Group and Specialty Group providers offer telehealth services! Visit ramchealth.com for more information or call 524-8611 (Physicians Group) or 768-3900 (Specialty Group) to inquire which providers are offering this service.

Group exercise classes are postponed until further notice. We want to help you stay healthy. Please visit our website or Facebook page for complimentary online classes.

The Sunshine Café (located inside of the hospital) is closed to the public. However, we are happy to take phone orders Monday - Friday between 11:30am – 1:30pm. Call 768-6170. Orders can be picked up on our side patio.

 

Reedsburg Area Medical Center continuously monitors the needs of our patients, team members and communities. Our commitment to safety has never wavered and never will. Absolutely everyone’s health, protection and safety is our number one priority. From our rigorous screening program to our stringent use of personal protective gear for us and you, rest assured you are in exceptional hands. Please do not postpone the healthcare you need. We are safely here for you.

 


COVID-19 Testing around the area

There are various opportunities for community-wide testing. Click HERE for Sauk County's FREE COVID-19 Testing Sites Locator.

Mondays at Spring Green Fire/EMS:
www.springgreenems.com
 
Tuesdays at Reedsburg Ambulance Service:
https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov
 
Wednesdays at Sauk Prairie Healthcare/Wellspring:
https://register.covidconnect.wi.gov
 
Fridays at Baraboo EMS:
https://bit.ly/2RdpStf
 

In addition, you may sign up to receive weekly Nixle messages regarding COVID testing locations HERE.

As we are made aware, RAMC posts testing information on our social media pages.

 

Reminders

A REMINDER TO PATIENTS WITH METERED DOSE INHALERS (MDI) OR INHALED RESPIRATORY MEDICATIONS PRESCRIBED AND YOU ARE COMING TO OUR ER OR BEING ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL, PLEASE BRING YOUR INHALERS/INHALED RESPIRATORY MEDICATION WITH YOU. 

IF AT ANY TIME YOU EXPERIENCE EXTREME SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR EXTREME DIFFICULTY BREATHING, PERSISTENT PAIN OR PRESSURE IN THE CHEST, NEW CONFUSION OR INABILITY TO AROUSE, BLUISH LIPS OR FACE OR FEEL EXTREMELY ILL, PLEASE GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, CALLING FIRST TO ALLOW THEM TO PREPARE FOR YOUR ARRIVAL. ER IS OPEN 24/7.

 


Reedsburg Area Medical Center Viking and Community Pharmacies

RAMC Viking Pharmacy

Complimentary mail and delivery* services are available! Delivery services *within the city of Reedsburg are offered Monday – Friday with deliveries between 1 – 3pm. For same day delivery service please call us at 524-6868 by 10am. After 10am, will be next day delivery.

We also offer curbside pick-up during business hours Monday – Friday! We simply need a secure credit/debit card prior to the safe delivery to your vehicle.

Viking Pharmacy hours - Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm; weekends 9am – 5pm.

For mail and home delivery services, secure credit card/debit payments are accepted prior to these services.

Complimentary blood pressure and blood sugar screenings and immunizations are safely being offered by appointment only.


RAMC Community Pharmacy (located inside RAMC Physicians Group)

Curbside pick-up is available during business hours. Just call us to request this service and one more call when you arrive at our curbside-designated parking stall and we will be ready for you!

Complimentary mail and delivery* services are available! Delivery services *within the city of Reedsburg are offered Monday – Friday with deliveries between 1 – 3pm. For same day delivery service please call us at 524-6177 by 10am. After 10am will be next day delivery.

For curbside, mail and home delivery services, secure credit card/debit payments are accepted prior to these services.

 


Remember the Basics

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizing gel, especially after blowing your nose; coughing or sneezing; using the restroom; before eating or preparing food; and upon arrival and after leaving anywhere.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick. Early information suggests acetaminophen is a better choice to treat your fever and body aches. If you are experiencing extreme shortness of breath or extreme difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face or feel extremely ill please go to the emergency room, calling ahead first to prepare for your arrival.

  • Cover your cough with your elbow, and sneeze into a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash. Remember to wash/sanitize your hands.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects in your home and office. Remember to clean electronics - cell phones, keyboard, tablets, gaming devices, et


What is Social Distancing? 

Social Distancing is a term applied to certain actions that are taken by Public Health officials to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease and minimize its effects on our most vulnerable populations. It often includes limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings and canceling events. It basically helps separate the sick from the healthy and in short, is a way to calm the pace at which as outbreak is able to spread across a population.  We can all do our part to make a difference and contribute to slowing the spread of illness.