Published on April 03, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Physician Offices, Outpatient Centers Implement Changes for Patient Safety

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, MidMichigan Health’s physician offices and outpatient facilities are taking steps to help patients reduce face-to-face visits while still getting the essential care they need. This includes temporarily reducing facility hours at many locations, closing some clinics and walk-in services, postponing elective services, and offering video visits for situations where a physical exam is not required.

Before visiting any MidMichigan Health facility, patients are encouraged to call ahead to get up to date hours and instructions. The public may also visit for updates regarding cancellations and closures at MidMichigan facilities.

For the safety of all, MidMichigan Health reminds its communities:

  • If you feel sick and have symptoms of a fever of 100.4 or greater, cough or shortness of breath, please call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
  • Please avoid contact with others and do not travel while sick.
  • Above all, the best way to prevent the spread of this virus is social distancing and proper hygiene, such as hand washing and not touching our faces. With these two measures we are all significantly less likely to get the illness.

As a service to the community, MidMichigan Health has also published a COVID-19 informational hotline with a reminder of CDC guidelines and recommendations. Staff is also available to help answer community questions Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hotline can be reached toll-free at (800) 445-7356 or (989) 794-7600.