We are dedicated to keeping our communities informed regarding emergent situations that may impact patient care.
See below for specific information regarding a Lakeview Regional Medical Center location in your area.
What can I expect if I have to go to the emergency department at Lakeview Regional Medical Center?
You may have concerns about visiting the emergency room during the current health crisis in our community. At Lakeview Regional Medical Center, we are taking many steps to keep both you and our colleagues safe in the event you or a loved one have a health emergency.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening health emergency, call 911 immediately.
“We want to assure the public that it’s safe to come to the emergency department if you have a serious health need,” said Dr. Charles Muntan, Lakeview Regional’s emergency services medical director. “We’re taking every precaution to keep you safe.”
These precautions begin before you even step into the emergency department. If you come to Lakeview Regional’s emergency room, an experienced ER staff member will greet you. He or she will ask if you are having any respiratory problems or a fever.
You will see that all patients and ER staff wear masks. We are also utilizing technology such as telemedicine to allow you to speak to the ER physician while maintaining social distancing.
We also are keeping you separated from other patients. The symptoms you report when you first get here determine the area in which you will be treated. We have an area of the ER that is reserved for everyday patients that come in with broken bones, chest pains or other non-respiratory symptoms and conditions. We are keeping these patients separated from anyone with respiratory conditions.
Not sure if you need to visit the ER? Try our Lakeview Care Navigator, a tool to help you decide if your condition requires an emergency room visit or if a virtual visit with a healthcare professional is a better option.
The emergency department is currently allowing only one family member to accompany the patient if he or she is critical to obtaining the history of the patient or if he or she is a parent or legal guardian of a minor. We will provide updates to anyone waiting outside by phone at the patient`s request. Any visitors must have no symptoms of COVID-19 – fever, cough and shortness of breath – and be older than 18.Read more about our new visitor policy