COVID-19 Resources

Throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, Emerson Hospital is prepared to care for our community. Learn more about COVID-19 testing at Emerson and the COVID-19 vaccine

By the Numbers

Below are the numbers of COVID-19 patients at Emerson on January 15, 2021. 

  • Current number of COVID-19 inpatients: 13
  • Current number of admitted persons under investigation (PUIs): 5

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. Our visitor policy limits access to the hospital to protect our patients and staff.

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.

Additional Resources

25 Things Teens Can Do This Winter that Are Safe and Fun – and Not on Zoom!

12/11/2020
With COVID-19 pandemic protocols in place teenagers will be looking for opportunities to spend their time this winter. Here is a list of 25 activity ideas for teenagers.

COVID-19 or Anxiety?

12/9/2020
Emerson's Behavioral Health Team's Director of Operations provides insight on how to distinguish between symptoms of anxiety and symptoms of COVID-19.

Addiction During COVID-19: Resources and How to Help

12/9/2020
During the pandemic, the opportunity for people to become even more addicted to risky behaviors, including the use of alcohol and illegal substances, has grown. Stephanie Stratigos, DO, addiction medicine and director of Emerson’s Addictions Recovery Program, provides some important insight.

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.