Adena Health System opens COVID-19 hotline & screening clinic for those who may be symptomatic

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - Adena Health System said it has opened a coronavirus hotline and a COVID-19 screening clinic in Chillicothe for those who may be experiencing systems.

According to a press release, Adena said people who have COVID-19 symptoms are strongly encouraged to call the hotline before they visit the clinic, hospital, urgent care, or the emergency department.

The Adena cornavirus hotline number is 740-542-7233.

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The calls to the hotline will be answered by a triage nurse and it is open 24-hours per day, seven days a week.

The hotline will be open to people "who have questions, concerns, have traveled internationally during the last two weeks or have been exposed to the virus and are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, which are fever, cough and shortness of breath," according to the release.

The clinic will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting on Monday at the Adena Health and Wellness Building at 4461 State Route 159 in Chillicothe.

“It is important for individuals to understand that Adena does not test patients for COVID-19. If a patient meets testing criteria based on symptoms, then our COVID-19 Screening Clinic will take the necessary lab samples and report the case to the Ohio Department of Health. ODH will then review the case and decide if they will proceed with testing. Adena does not have the ability to test patients directly at this time at any of our locations. Only the Ohio Department of Health decides who will be tested, so it is important that individuals call the Hotline before coming directly to the Screening Clinic," said Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Kirk Tucker.

For more information an the resources available from Adena, click here.

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