Hendricks Regional Health to offer virtual Coronavirus screenings and Community Hotline; announces visitor restrictions

The Hendricks Regional Health Foundation in an email to supporters announced various ways that Hendricks Regional Health would be responding to the current Coronavirus pandemic.

In an email sent Thursday afternoon, Executive Director of the Hendricks Regional Health Foundation Adam Scott wrote the following:

As a supporter of our mission to benefit Hendricks Regional Health and those we serve, we want to keep you informed on the precautionary measures our healthcare system is taking to protect and serve you, your family and neighbors during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our efforts, outlined below, align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and local health departments. Because this is an evolving situation, please follow Hendricks Regional Health on Facebook and Twitter for more information in the days ahead.

Because this is an evolving situation, please follow Hendricks Regional Health on Facebook and Twitter for more information in the days ahead.

To help keep our community safe and healthy, we now offer free virtual COVID-19 screenings, available 24/7. Patients (age 2 and up) can be conveniently and confidentially screened by healthcare professionals and connected with follow-up care as appropriate. Virtual visits are available on a desktop computer or through an app on your mobile device:

  1. Sign up on your desktop computer at hendricks.myvirtualhealthvisit.org OR download the free MyVirtualHealthVisit app (Google Play or iTunes) on your mobile device
  2. Create a login and complete your personal profile
  3. Connect with a provider “no appointment needed”

When prompted, enter the information below to receive your free visit:

Service Key: Hendricks

Coupon Code: HRHCV19

Additionally, Hendricks Regional Health has launched a Community Hotline at (317) 520-5500 to offer free screenings and guidance over the phone, 24/7.

Visitor Restrictions

To protect our patients and staff, we are restricting access to our facilities until further notice. Visiting hours are limited to 4-7 p.m. We are asking our patients to limit their visitors to one designated person during this time. Visitors are required to check in at our information desks and screened in accordance with state guidelines. We anticipate we may close some facility entrances to ensure these protective measures are followed.

In addition, the on-site dining at Hendricks Regional Health Danville (Copper Grill), is now closed to the public. For associates and providers, takeout meals have replaced self-service and salad bar options. Hospital visitors may request a companion tray for a charge of $10 rather than visiting the Copper Grill.

Foundation & Community Events Updates

Hendricks Regional Health Foundation has postponed our Annual Golf Outing to ensure staff time and energy are appropriately redirected towards our fight against the pandemic. Originally scheduled for May 28, the golf outing will now take place in August or September; the new date will be announced soon. Corporations and individuals interested in attending and supporting all three of our key events to benefit patient care may visit SupportHendricks.org/Trilogy.

In addition, we are delaying all in-person events or visits with donors. However, we would love to stay in touch with you via phone and email. As we implement these changes, please ensure that we have the best contact information for you by emailing Adam.Scott@Hendricks.org.

Further, Hendricks Regional Health has suspended planned public events at our facilities including classes, support groups and health seminars until further notice.

If you have questions about a class or event, please contact:

HRH Foundation events: (317) 745-7376

Wellness events and programs: (317) 718-8177

Grief and cancer support groups: (317) 718-4360

Childbirth and parenting classes or groups: (317) 718-4585

Cancer Support Community support groups: (317) 257-1505

COVID-19 Prevention & Education

Did you know that symptoms may not develop for 2-14 days? Or that most cases of illness will not require hospitalization and will resolve on its own? Hendricks Regional Health is here for our community to serve as a trustworthy source of information to help prevent the spread of the pandemic.

Please visit Hendricks.org/Coronavirus for the latest news and updates regarding COVID-19. You may also download the Hendricks Regional Health Coronavirus Overview presentation for more information.

How You Can Help

Many of you have asked how you can help. Here are two ways that you can directly support our efforts during this uncertain time.

  1. Consider a donation and personalized note to honor a Physician or Associate: During this unprecedented crisis, it is important to show our appreciation and support for our front-line physicians, providers and their team members. These healthcare heroes are sacrificing their own safety and well-being in order to compassionately care for our neighbors in need. Please consider making a monetary gift to the Foundation by clicking here to directly benefit the greatest needs of our patients. You are encouraged to include a personal note of appreciation on the donation page which will be shared with the physician or associate. Your message will also be shared with the Hendricks Regional Health leadership team.
  2. Donate Blood: COVID-19 precautions are affecting our blood supply. For those who are able, please consider donating. Both the CDC and WHO have deemed it safe to donate. Make an appointment here.

We hope you find this information helpful. Please know that we are in good hands with President & CEO, Kevin Speer, along with his leadership team and the Hendricks Regional Health Board of Trustees. They are closely monitoring developments around COVID-19 and are taking proactive steps to ensure that the health and safety of those we serve are top priority. The Hendricks Regional Health Foundation team is here to assist you however we can, so please be on the lookout for more updates in the coming weeks.

About Brian Scott

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