As you probably know, a respiratory illness called COVID-19, or Coronavirus, is spreading rapidly throughout the world. Because our top priority is the safety of our patients, families, healthcare workers, and staff, Mountains Community Hospital’s (MCH) High Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCID) team will continue to focus considerable effort on preparing for a potential outbreak in coordination with public health officials.
MCH is urging all patients that are experiencing cold and flu-like symptoms to call their Primary Care Physician immediately to receive instructions.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency related to any respiratory symptoms, and feel you need to visit the Emergency Room, we urge you to call our Emergency Hotline at (909) 436-3113 prior to your arrival. We will ask about your symptoms and your possible exposure to an infected person and travel history. When you get to the hospital, please call the hotline at (909) 436-3113 to notify the staff that you have arrived so an MCH staff member can meet you at your vehicle and accompany you into the hospital. This will help prevent possible exposure for the elderly and sick.
Mountains Community Hospital is monitoring the situation daily, and we assure all local and visiting residents that we are doing everything that we can in the eventuality that this virus comes to our mountain communities.