Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, Emerson Hospital is prepared to care for our community. With ongoing changes in guidance from state and national authorities, our team continues to stay on top of every update and adjusts our policies to care for patients. Currently, all staff, patients, and visitors coming to the hospital and our outpatient practices are provided a mask to wear upon entering our facilities. Our visitor policy limits access to the hospital to protect our patients and staff.

By the Numbers

Below are the numbers of COVID-19 patients at Emerson on September 29, 2020. 

  • Current number of COVID-19 inpatients: 0
  • Current number of admitted persons under investigation (PUIs): 2

The Hospital is Safe!

Do not delay care if you need it. Many new policies are in place to ensure your health and safety when you come to Emerson Hospital, urgent care or one of our practices during the pandemic. While you will notice some differences, such as all staff and visitors wearing masks, we continue to provide advanced medical care with a compassionate touch.

In the videos below, physicians and staff take you through the patient experience when you visit Emerson Hospital or our related physician offices.

Telehealth is Available for You!

During this stressful time, it is important to take care of yourself. A telehealth visit is a convenient way for you to consult with your doctor without having to go to the office. There are certain situations or conditions that require an in-office visit, however many appointments can happen over the phone or with video chat. Most Emerson doctors are available for telehealth visits for your health and well-being, which many insurance plans will cover.

COVID-19 Recovery Program

The COVID-19 Recovery Care Team at Emerson’s Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies helps patients recovering from COVID-19 understand their symptoms and work through their limitations to help them move beyond the virus. The program addresses the physical and cognitive decline that impacts strength, cardiovascular endurance, joint mobility, speech, swallowing, and cognition. Click here to learn more.

Further Reading

Podcasts

 

Talking with Children about COVID-19: Tips for Parents and Caregivers
It can be difficult to talk with children about a health emergency in the most appropriate ways — so as to educate while soothing fears and reducing anxiety. In this podcast, Dr. Amy Forrer of Emerson Family Medicine practice in Maynard shares important tips for having these conversations with children.

Mental Health and COVID-19: Taking Care of Yourself and Loved Ones
Tony Piro, MSW, the director of operations for Emerson's behavioral health team, discusses mental health during the COVID-19 crisis and how people can maintain the mental well-being of themselves and loved ones.

The Labor & Delivery Experience in the Time of COVID-19: A Podcast for Pregnant Moms and Partners
Avery Fisher, a certified nurse midwife with AFA OB/GYN, answers questions that pregnant moms and their partners may have about giving birth at Emerson during the COVID-19 crisis.

Listen to more from our physicians and clinicians on our Health Works Here podcast page, or through Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Spotify.

Additional Resources

Flu Vaccine FAQs

9/15/2020
Find answers to your questions about the 2020 flu season. Learn how the flu season is impacted by COVID-19.

14 Fall Family Activities Safe from COVID-19

9/15/2020
We put together a list of safe activities to enjoy this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Recovery: A Balancing Act

9/10/2020
Recovering from COVID-19 may mean days or even weeks in bed, which can lead to a loss of balance and coordination. Our COVID-19 Recovery Program has physical therapists ready to help patients improve their balance to prevent the likelihood of a fall.