COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: 7/1/20

VISITATION (Updated 5/19/20):

  • We now allow one visitor for hospital/clinic settings: Clinics, ER, Surgery, OB  and Med Surg / ICU. (Please make arrangements for your other children. Only the child who has an appointment will be allowed into the facility.)
  • Speak to a nurse regarding special circumstances such as patients with altered mental status, fall risk or end-of-life care.
  • NOTE: The Villa remains in fully secured mode and is not accepting visitors or non-medically essential UBH personnel.
  • To be eligible as a visitor in any of our facilities, you must:
  • Be 18 or older
  • Be in good health and must not be suspected of, or have, COVID-19
  • Complete a health screening before entry
  • Sanitize your hands upon entering the facility
  • Wear a mask / face covering and sanitize hands upon entering facilities (Do not mask children under age 2)
  • We advise that the elderly or those with underlying chronic health conditions do not visit unless necessary to maintain health.

SCREENING:

You will be asked the following questions:

  1. Do you suspect you have COVID-19? Why? (View symptoms by clicking here.)
  2. Have you been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
  3. Have you been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results?

Depending on the results of your screening (or if you are unwilling to wear a mask), you may be denied entry. In the case that you have a clinic appointment, we will present you with a card to contact your provider and request to change to a telehealth visit. If you need emergent care, you may be sent to the ER.

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
  • Vernal Campus:
  • Basin Clinic open M-TH from 8 AM – 5 PM and F from 8 AM – Noon
  • Basin Clinic Urgent Care is open. 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 will be open on Tuesdays. 
  • The Duchesne Clinic is open.
  • The Altamont Clinic is open Tuesdays from 10 AM – 4 PM for in-person evaluation or telehealth. (Telehealth available Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM.)
  • The Tabiona Clinic has telehealth appointments available!

COLOR STATUS

Effective June 19, 2020 at noon, our tri-county area moved to GREEN status in the Utah Leads Together Plan. This transition focuses on shifting responsibility of preventative measures to individuals and businesses.

 
The risk of COVID-19 is not gone. In fact, the risk is even greater with a local rise in positive COVID-19 cases and responsibility for lessening risk shifting to the hands of each individual and business.
 
It is important to continue to take preventative measures to protect yourself and others (especially high risk individuals). Please continue to social distance where feasible, wear a face covering when in public when it is difficult to social distance, wash your hands often, stay home when ill and get tested when symptomatic.
 
Currently, visitation remains restricted. Screening and masking are still required.

CASE COUNTS

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

RESUMPTION OF SERVICES/PROCEDURES

Utah’s hospitals and doctors began, on their own accord to postpone elective procedures over one month ago in order to conserve hospital space, medications, as well as the masks, gloves, gowns, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) Utah might need in preparation for a surge of COVID-19 patients. Updated orders now allow for some medical procedures to resume in a measured and cautious way. LEARN MORE

FREE DRIVE-THRU TESTING:

A Vernal drive-thru testing site is located at TriCounty Health Department (TCHD) located at 133 S 500 E in Vernal, Utah which opened Thursday & Friday, April 16-17, 2020 with plans to continue M-F from 9 AM – 5 PM. To view continued testing dates/times, visit www.tricountyhealth.com.

A Roosevelt drive-thru testing site is located at UBMC (250 W 300 N in Roosevelt, Utah) which opened Monday, April 20, 2020. Testing is now located at the ER entrance, 7 days a week from 8 AM – 8 PM. 

A Manila drive-thru is available on a limited basis.  Testing will be in-vehicle located outside of the Manila Clinic. Next testing date: To Be Announced

Qualifying individuals may receive FREE COVID-19 testing (while supplies last, with tests expected to be refreshed daily) by taking a survey online at testutah.com. QR code and ID required for testing.  

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

OTHER IN-VEHICLE TESTING OPTIONS:

In the event that you do not qualify for free testing, there are other options if you are symptomatic, meeting state guidelines to be tested. Be advised that insurance companies are covering the cost of a COVID-19 test. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches/pains, decreased taste/smell, sore throat, chills or headache) and you suspect you may need to be tested for COVID-19, call before you arrive to receive further instruction prior to coming to our facility. Testing is typically done in-vehicle (for the safety of our staff and the patient) and is also available at:

  • Roosevelt UBMC (UBMC Lab, Processed by ARUP): ER Entrance 7 Days/Wk 8 AM – 8 PM
  • Vernal:  Basin Clinic Urgent Care (435)781-6634 *Urgent Care Hours: M-F 8-8 & Sat 9-6
  • Duchesne: DVMC Clinic (435)738-2426 *General Clinic Hours: M-F 8-5
  • Manila Clinic (435)784-3575 *Tuesdays/Thursdays

If you need emergent care, we ask that you put on a mask if possible, sanitize your hands, and present to the emergency room. 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. Call ahead (435)725-7474 if possible to warn providers of your arrival.

If you have questions regarding the COVID-19 virus, we ask that you do not overwhelm our general lines with phone calls, but rather utilize the UBH COVID-19 hotline by calling (435)725-2098

PRE-OP / PRE-PROCEDURE TESTING:

A negative COVID-19 test is required prior to being approved for surgery or certain procedures at UBH.  View details:

TELEHEALTH / CLINIC INFO:

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, but open to patients and screened helpers for carry-out only (no dine-in).
  • UBH has put all high school interns as well as volunteers on leave status.
  • The Villa is in fully secured mode and is not accepting visitors or non-medically essential UBH staff.

RESOURCES: 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

While information so far suggests that most COVID-19 illness is mild, the elderly as well as people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions — like heart disease, lung disease and diabetes, for example — seem to be at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness. There is not currently information from published scientific reports about susceptibility of pregnant women or children to COVID-19.

At this time, there is no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The most important thing you can do is the following:
• Cover your coughs and sneezes by using a tissue or sleeve (not your hands).
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid touching your face, especially around your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs.
• Avoid crowds, public areas, and public transportation if possible.
• All non-essential travel outside the Uintah Basin should be restricted.
• Stay home if you feel ill. Self-quarantine if possible.
• Adhere to suggested social distancing guidelines. 
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

There are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses. Most people with human coronavirus illness will
recover without treatment. However, you can relieve symptoms by doing the following:
• Take pain and fever medications.
• Use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough.
• If you are mildly sick, drink plenty of liquids, stay home, and rest.
Above all, stay calm and wash your hands often.

HELPFUL DOCUMENTS

  • Risks & Recommendations
  • If you’re sick
  • If you’ve been TESTED for COVID-19
  • Financial Relief for UBH Payments (While COVID 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.)

MASK INFORMATION:

Should you wear a mask? CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. We ask that all visitors bring a mask when coming to our facilities. If you don’t have one, we’ll provide one for you. Learn More

Need a mask? If you don’t have access to a mask, you can request one here.

Mask Donations: We have had many generous, gifted people in our community ask if they may make masks for Uintah Basin Healthcare. We have added two mask patterns to our website: an “easy” and “advanced” option is available. We suggest close weave cotton fabric for the material. Patterns may be found on the “service opportunities” page at: https://ubh.org/service-opportunities/

 

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