BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – For the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Union General Hospital and Chatuge Regional Hospital, will both be on lockdown effective immediately. All doors will be locked and remain locked except the Main Entrance/Emergency Room Entrance at Union General Hospital and the Emergency Room Entrance at Chatuge Regional Hospital. No visitors will be allowed until further notice.
If you need treatment, you will be asked a series of questions and your temperature will be taken.
If you have a fever and respiratory symptoms and have traveled within a widespread affected area within the past 14 days, or had exposure to someone with a confirmed COVID-19 case, please call us from your car at (706) 745-2111 or ask for a mask immediately!
Most elective procedures will continue for now, but please consult your physician to discuss whether or not your procedure should be delayed. COVID-19 screenings and precautions will be taken before, during and after your procedure.
Union General Health System owns and operates 21 affiliated facilities within the Tri-State area. All of the other affiliated facilities have taken precautionary COVID-19 measures as well. Some of these include, the Union County Nursing Home and Chatuge Regional Nursing Home are no longer allowing any visitors into their facility to help protect the health of their residents. The Union General Wellness Center has closed indefinitely to help reduce the spread of the virus. The Union General Child Care is only providing care for health care worker employees at this time so they can continue working and providing care to our community. All of the affiliated clinics and doctors’ offices will be screening their patients before providing treatment to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19.
Union General Hospital’s community events/meetings have been canceled until further notice. For more information on the COVID-19 and the latest updates to Union General Health Systems affiliated facilities, please visit www.UnionGeneralHealthSystem.com.
Feature image courtesy of the hospital’s Facebook page.