COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: 11/3/21

CDC recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines are now available at UBH in Roosevelt. Appointments are not required, but are recommended.

View 11/2/21 UDOH Press Release by clicking here.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW INFORMATION ON VACCINES & TESTING

COVID-19 TESTING (Pre-Surgery or Pre-Sleep Study) 

  • A negative COVID-19 test is required prior to being approved for surgery or certain procedures such as sleep studies at UBMC. A physician order is required. Follow location/process instructions on below testing forms:

Please help us reserve our emergency room (ER) for emergent situations.

Our emergency room at UBMC is overwhelmed and we are doing all we can to provide prompt, quality care to those who need it most. If you need emergent care for any reason, put on a mask (age 2+) and present to the ER. 

If you are coming to the ER with COVID-19 symptoms, stay in your vehicle upon arrival and call (435)725-7474 to notify the ER that you are here. View CDC COVID-19 symptoms by visiting cdc.gov. (Emergency warning signs for COVID-19 may include difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face. This list is not all inclusive; please call your medical provider if you have concerns.)

For non-emergent situations, please call your doctor to arrange a telehealth visit or come in person to your provider’s office. Visit www.ubh.org/find-a-provider 

You may also visit our Urgent Care. Roosevelt UBH Urgent Care is open M-F 8-8 and SAT 8-4. Vernal Basin Clinic Urgent Care is open M-F 8-8 & SAT 9-6. Learn more at www.ubh.org/urgent-care.   

VISITATION (Effective 3/3/21, COVID+ Patient visitation edited 8/18/21)

Hospital Settings (ER, Med Surg / ICU, OB, Surgery):

  • Non COVID+ Patients: We allow two well visitors.
  • Visitor Eligibility: 
    • 18+: Minors under the age of 18 may not visit hospital settings except to seek care for themselves.
    • Be in good health and without exposure.: Visitors who are ill, who have COVID-19, who have had someone in their household who is ill or positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or those with a pending test result should not enter. 
    • Wear a mask, sanitize your hands, and social distance when possible.
  • COVID+ Patients: One vaccinated visitor for adult patients positive with Coronavirus. Two caregivers/visitors for pediatric patients positive for Coronavirus. Physicians and charge nurses reserve the right to make exceptions for special circumstances. Visitors must wear a mask/face shield and gown while in the patient room, and meet the above visitor eligibility guidelines.

Labor & Delivery will require a color-coded armband by the department staff, allowing visitors to come and go.

Labor & Delivery allows for 2 designated visitors (in addition to significant other) for the entire length of the patient’s stay. 

Latitude is given to the attending physician and care team for special circumstances. 

Additional restrictions apply to The Villa and The Dialysis Center. Contact them directly for details

 Clinic Settings:

 We encourage our patients to limit the number of visitors to only what is necessary in order to best protect you and your family. Individual physician practices may advise their patients on visitation requirements.

CURRENT MASKING REQUIREMENTS

When you visit Uintah Basin Healthcare, please be respectful of our healthcare workers, patients and visitors at risk and WEAR A MASK. This is not a recommendation – it is our policy.

COVID POSITIVE OR EXPOSED? Learn next steps & how to protect others.

Understand how to isolate or quarantine by clicking HERE

WHAT ABOUT BOOSTER SHOTS?

HHS has announced a plan to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots in the fall. Learn more.

WHAT ABOUT BREAKTHROUGHS?

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing infection, serious illness, and death. Most people who get COVID-19 are unvaccinated. However, since vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19. An infection of a fully vaccinated person is referred to as a “breakthrough infection.” Learn more.

WHAT IS THE DELTA VARIANT?

Delta is currently the predominant strain of the virus in the United States, and is more contagious than previous variants. Learn why it is more important than ever to be vaccinated. Click here.

 SELF-SCREENING

You will be required to wear a mask (age 2+) and sanitize your hands prior to entering.

Access points to our facility are currently restricted to allow us to screen all who enter for possible illness/exposure before entering.

  • Roosevelt Campus:
  • Clinic 1 open M-F from 8 AM – 8 PM, and Sat from 8 AM – 5 PM.
  • –UBMC Pharmacy is open. Drive-Thru available! Click here for information.
  • –Roosevelt Urgent Care is open. Click here for information.
  • Clinic 2 open M-F from 8 AM – 5 PM
  • ER open 24/7
  • The main entrance is temporarily closed for entry/exit due to construction.
  • Vernal Campus:
  • Basin Clinic open M-TH from 8 AM – 5 PM and F from 8 AM – Noon
  • UBH Clinic (behind Basin Clinic) open M-TH 8 AM – 4:30 PM and F 8 AM – Noon
  • Basin Clinic Urgent Care open M-F 8 AM – 8 PM and SAT 9 AM – 6 PM. Click here for information.
  • Vernal Women’s Health / Ortho / Dermatology Entrance: M-TH from 8 AM – 5 PM and F from 8 AM – Noon 
  • Outreach Clinics: 
  • The Manila Clinic is open Monday-Thursday from 9 AM – 4 PM (lunch 12-1) 
  • The Duchesne Clinic is open Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM.
  • The Altamont Clinic is open Tuesdays from 10 AM – 4 PM. (Telehealth available Th 9 AM – 3 PM.)
  • The Tabiona Clinic has both in-person or telehealth appointments available! Call for info.

MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY TREATMENT

Uintah Basin Healthcare began offering monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 patients on December 4, 2020. Currently, both monoclonal antibody therapies (Bamlanivimab – developed by Eli Lilly and Casirivimab/Imdevimab – developed by Regeneron) have been authorized under a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Scientists have found that this intravenous drug may limit the amount of virus in the body for higher risk patients with COVID-19 who take the drug soon after symptom onset, with the goal of avoiding hospitalization.

The drugs are in limited supply and are monitored closely by hospital staff in coordination with Utah Hospital Association and Utah Department of Health. To learn if Monoclonal Antibody Treatment is right for you, talk with your doctor. A doctor’s order is required.

To learn more about Novel COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy, visit: 

https://coronavirus.utah.gov/noveltherapeutics/ 

Fact Sheets for Patients, Parents & Caregivers:

Casirivimab /Imdevimab  |  Bamlanivimab

CASE COUNTS

TOTAL CASES IN THE US   |   TOTAL CASES IN UTAH BY COUNTY

TELEHEALTH / CLINIC INFO

  • Telehealth appointments available for most clinic providers & both Roosevelt &  Vernal Urgent Care. View phone directory & call to schedule. 

NOTES

  • The DVMC Pharmacy has curbside delivery. Call upon arrival and they will deliver to your vehicle.

  • The Skyview Cafe is closed to the public due to construction.

  • UBH has put all high school interns as well as hospital volunteers on leave status. (Villa volunteer positions available.)

  • The Villa is in secured mode and has restricted visitation guidelines in place. Call 435-722-2497 for details.

RESOURCES 

NEWS RELEASES

Click HERE to view our latest releases.

UNITE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

This pandemic is threatening the health of our community, and the viability of our economy. We ask that you unite with us to fight back. 

Take preventative measures to lower the number of cases in our community.

  1. Get vaccinated: Unvaccinated patients account for 87% of Covid hospitalizations in the last two months at UBMC. Vaccines are safe and effective. We plead for every Utahn who is able to choose to get vaccinated for COVID-19. If as many people as possible get vaccinated and we continue to follow health recommendations, we will win this fight against this virus. 
    1. Learn more about vaccine safety at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine
    2. Learn about vaccine locations/times at www.ubh.org/covid-19-information
  2. Wash your hands: Wash often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you’ve been in a public space, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  3. Stay 6 feet away from others: Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick in your home. Maintain 6 feet between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  4. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces: Avoid crowds and indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors as much as possible.
  5. Cover coughs and sneezes: Cough/sneeze into your mask and replace mask, or cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow. Immediately wash hands.
  6. Clean and disinfect: Clean high touch surfaces daily such as doorknobs, light switches, phones, keyboards, toilets, etc.
  7. Monitor your health daily: Be alert for symptoms and stay home if you are sick. Follow CDC guidance if COVID symptoms develop. View testing information at www.ubh.org/covid-19-information.
  8. Wear a mask: In our high risk area, age 2+ should wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings, and any time you are within 6’ of others. Even if you are fully vaccinated, wear a mask to maximize protection from the Delta variant. For the safety of our patients at risk and healthcare heroes, masks are REQUIRED in all UBH facilities.

FINANCIAL RELIEF

  • While COVID-19 Financial Relief offers have expired, we will continue to offer prompt pay and uninsured discounts. We understand there are a large number of people in our community that have suffered job loss and are having financial difficulty. We will continue to work with our patients in this position to help find solutions. Contact a UBH Patient Financial Advocate by calling 435-725-2060, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

VIDEOS

10/20/21 What U Need to Hear – Christina Hurley, King’s Peak Elementary

10/13/21 What U Need to Hear – Matt Labrum, Union High School

10/06/21 What U Need to Hear – Terry Larsen of Duchesne, Utah

9/29/21 What U Need to Hear – Tyson Stewart, Stewart’s Marketplace

8/16/21 COVID-19 Q&A From Our Medical Team – UBH

7/9/21 Dr. Staker Covid Update

3/29/21 Now Offering Moderna and Janssen Vaccines – Uintah Basin Healthcare

2/15/21 Mammograms & COVID-19 Vaccines

12/4/20 Video: UHS Masking

12/4/20 Video: Testing Update

7/6/20 The Villa COVID-19 Update – Uintah Basin Healthcare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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