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Cameron Hospital Updated Visitor Restrictions & Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines

Our pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be offering vaccinations to children five years of age and older on Saturday, November 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cameron Hospital.

To sign up, visit ourshot.in.gov or call Jennifer Hagerty at 665-2141, ext 5470.

If you are unable to make Saturday’s clinic, contact the Cameron Immunization Clinic to schedule an appointment during regular COVID-19 vaccination hours.

Updated Visitation Policy, Effective August 12, 2021

To better protect our patients, visitors, and staff, we are increasing visitor restrictions at all Cameron facilities. This is in response to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases and the circulating Delta variant.

Areas limited to two (2) support persons at a time* 

  • Labor and Delivery

Areas limited to two (2) visitors at a time* 

  • Cameron Medical Offices,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Outpatient testing and treatment (i.e., lab, imaging):
  • Rehabilitation Services (only 1 visitor in the gym)

Areas limited to (2) visitors aged 12 years old and up, only*

  • Medical/Surgical Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Outpatient Surgery,
  • Post-Partum

*Accommodations will be made for special circumstances.

 Covid Positive Patients: One (1) designated visitor may visit the patient during their stay.

  • They must stop at the nurses’ station prior to visit. Nursing staff will assist in putting on the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • They may not eat or drink in the patient room.
  • PPE must remain on during entire visit.
  • They must call the staff when ready to leave the room to assist with safely removing PPE.
  • Use of virtual tools to connect with other family and friends will be encouraged.
  • Transmission of COVID-19 may occur; the designated visitor should monitor for COVID symptoms for 14 days after last date of exposure and see their provider if symptoms develop
  • Those who are vulnerable to severe COVID-19 disease (i.e., immunocompromised) should avoid visiting positive COVID patients if possible.

Masking Requirements:

  • All Staff, Patients, and Visitors must wear a mask at all times, in all areas of the facility.
  • Mask must cover nose and mouth.
  • If a visitor or patient does not have their own mask, a procedural mask will be provided at no charge to the patient. Neck gators or scarves are not appropriate. A mask will be provided on arrival.
  • Mask may be lowered briefly to eat or drink. If staff member enters the room, please reapply your mask. Maintain 6 feet distance when masks are lowered.
  • All visitors and patients are required to wear a face mask at all times inside any Cameron facility. If they don’t have a mask, they will be given one upon arrival. Failure to wear a mask throughout visitation will result in loss of visiting privileges.

Screening on Arrival:                          

  • Patients and visitors will be screened at the entrance for symptoms or recent exposure.
  • Visitors with symptoms or recent exposure will be asked to leave by the most direct exit and contact their healthcare provider.
  • Patients who are symptomatic or exposed will not be denied services and will be directed to the appropriate place to wait for services.

Movement within the Facility:

  • Visitors must remain in the patient room.

Dining:

  • Cafeteria services are closed to the public.
  • Guest trays may be arranged for visitors as needed. May remove mask to eat. Reapply mask if staff enters room.
  • Visitor dining will not be allowed in covid rooms.

Gift Shop:

  • Gift shop open to patient visitors.
  • Closed to the public.

Vendors:

  • Ambulatory practices and administrative buildings are no longer allowing non-essential pharmaceutical representatives, and other non-essential outside vendors onsite until further notice.

Additional Information

There are several locations in Steuben County that are administering COVID-19 vaccines; you may contact any of the below businesses or visit ourshot.in.gov, to schedule an appointment:

  • Steuben County Health Department – (260) 668-100 x 1500
  • Cameron Memorial Community Hospital – (260) 667-5622
  • CVS – 700 N. Wayne St. – (260) 665-2106
  • Meijer – 2990 N. Wayne St. – (260) 668-1110
  • Walmart – 2016 N. Wayne St. – (260) 665-7033
  • Walgreens – 2012 N. Wayne St. – (260) 665-5560
  • A map of additional vaccination locations can be found here.

If you are exhibiting the symptoms of COVID-19, please get tested as soon as possible. Several institutions in Steuben County and the surrounding area are offering COVID-19 testing:

  • Cameron Respiratory Clinic – 1381 N. Wayne St. – (260) 667-5633
    • Swab-only tests are not performed at this location.
  • CVS – 700 N. Wayne St. – (260) 665-2106
  • Steuben County Community Testing – 501 S. John St.
  • For testing prior to travel, visit Physicians Urgent Care in Fort Wayne – 920 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805
    • At this location, there may be an out-of-pocket expense or the ability to bill insurance for testing. Please call (260) 498-8077 to make an appointment.

We recognize these restrictions can be disappointing to our patients and visitors and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your family. The health and safety of you, our patients and care team are our top priority during this heightened time of illness.  We encourage you to use FaceTime, Skype and phone calls to visit with loved ones in the hospital. Should you need assistance with this, please let a staff member know.

Cameron will continue to update visitation guidelines to protect patients and staff from the COVID-19 outbreak.  Failure to follow these requirements will result in loss of visiting privileges.  For the most up-to-date information please visit us at www.cameronmch.com

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Cameron Respiratory Clinic

Cameron Respiratory Clinic is now accepting walk-ins!

The Cameron Respiratory Clinic is now providing point-of-care rapid COVID-19 testing for patients who have begun presenting symptoms within the past 7 days of their visit.

For more information on our Respiratory Clinic, please call us at (260) 667-5633 or click the button below to learn more.

Phone

(260) 667-5633

Address

1381 North Wayne Street
Angola, IN 46703

Hours

M-F 8:00AM – 7:30PM
S-S 9:00AM – 5:30PM

Recommendations for Family & Visitors

Residents are encouraged to take everyday preventive actions to avoid being exposed to the virus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick or becoming sick.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with symptoms, call the VA before going to the facility.

Cameron will continue visitation guidelines in an effort to protect patients and staff from COVID-19. For the most up-to-date visitation guidelines and restrictions, please visit this page or find us on Facebook.

Screening Tools

If you believe you are experiencing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) symptoms, the best course of action is to use the Coronavirus Self-Checker from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To get started click here, then click on the light-blue box towards the top of the page labeled “Coronavirus Self-Checker.”

If you qualify for testing based on the CDC’s Self-Checker, the next step is to contact one of the following resources:

  • Cameron Hospital’s COVID-19 Resource Line, call 260-667-5555, available Monday through Friday 8am – 6pm and Saturday through Sunday from 9am – 5pm
  • Steuben County Health Department, call 260-668-1000 ext. 1500
  • Your healthcare provider

You should NOT go to a healthcare facility without contacting one of these resources first.

Cash Pricing for COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

In compliance with the Public Health Act (Sec. 3202), please take the time to review the cash price for the diagnostic test for COVID-19.

While your health insurance plan will likely cover this lab without cost to you based on current emergency rules, it is important to check with your plan provider for the most accurate pricing information. The amount charged also is subject to adjustment if state law mandates pricing or the test is performed by a government agency.

COVID-19 Resources

Click below to explore COVID-19 information from trusted sources.

COVID-19 Hotlines

To prevent exposure to others, individuals who are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath and/or have had contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 are encouraged to call their healthcare provider or the Steuben County Health Department (260-668-1000 ext. 1500) PRIOR to arriving at a healthcare facility. You can also call our COVID-19 Resource Line at 260-667-5555, available Monday through Friday 8am – 6pm and Saturday through Sunday from 9am – 5pm. A team member will be available to answer questions and connect you with relevant resources.

The COVID-19 Cameron Response Fund

The COVID-19 Cameron Response Fund is a secure way for individuals to contribute to Cameron’s efforts during this time of need.
This fund will enable us to immediately purchase essential supplies such as personal protective equipment for our frontline staff and allow us to prepare for the exponential growth of upcoming healthcare demands.

We understand the COVID-19 global pandemic will have an immense local impact. As the cornerstone for healthcare in our community, there is and will continue to be a vast need and demand for our services. Our mission continues to revolve around the health and wellness of our community. As the largest local, independent healthcare resource in our community, we need your support to ensure we can continue to provide high-quality care for you and your loved ones.

Cameron Hospital is a critical resource to Steuben County and the surrounding area. Please consider making a donation to help during this pandemic.

Contact Krista Miller (kmiller@cameronMCH.com or 260-667-5722) with any questions regarding this fund.

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