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North Vista Hospital remains available for all medical emergencies

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Posted at 3:48 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 18:57:20-04

North Vista Hospital is available to serve emergency needs for non-COVID related issues.

Patients should not delay care when needed, especially for conditions where early diagnosis and treatment can be lifesaving, such as heart attack and stroke.

Recent trends suggest that patients are not seeking care for emergencies and delays in diagnosis are leading to poor outcomes. Stay-at-home orders issued by public health agencies make exceptions for those in need of emergency medical treatments. Signs or symptoms of medical emergencies should not be ignored.

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Those experiencing signs of a heart attack or stroke, such as chest pain or sudden muscle weakness, should still call 911 or visit the emergency room immediately.

The hospital is taking all necessary measures and precautions to protect the safety of our patients and staff. Including extra protections in place for screening patients before they enter the ER, to ensure they do not have a fever or symptoms related to COVID-19.

Those experiencing mild flu-like symptoms should consult with their primary care physician while taking precautions to self-isolate and limit contact with family members while at home.

If symptoms worsen, however – including a consistent cough and fever -- visit an emergency room as soon as possible.