AnMed continues with safety precautions for patients, visitors

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Although COVID-19 has changed many aspects of daily life, what has not changed is the need to see a primary care provider for complex chronic disease management and select preventative services.
To help meet those needs, AnMed Health’s outpatient practices are taking necessary precautions to make each location as safe as possible.

Guidelines include:
Non-essential visitors are encouraged to wait in the car. Patients needing assistance are instructed to
contact the practice, where a teammate will meet them at their car. Practices may also direct patients to
use various entrances and exits, depending on their conditions and patient flow within the practice.

Patients should wear face coverings and will be screened for a temperature and symptoms of
COVID-19. They should maintain social distancing while checking in and out, sitting in the waiting
room, or being around other patients. Waiting rooms may be altered or divided to keep patients
distanced from each other.
Employees wear personal protective equipment, such as masks, and when needed, gowns and face
coverings. They also keep the practice thoroughly cleaned.

“For everyone’s safety, if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, please call your doctor’s office first instead of arriving without an appointment. We can then determine the best way to deliver care” said Dr. Michael Seemuller, Physician Network Services quality and safety committee chair. “Options may include a telephone check-in or video visit.”

COVID-19 is one of the many conditions that can be screened through E-Visits.
COVID-19’s most common symptoms include fever (100.4 or over), difficulty breathing, and coughing.

Anyone with symptoms should call their AnMed Health primary care provider or message them through
AnMedHealth.org/MyChart, call a CareConnect location in Anderson or Clemson, 864.512.2228
(MyCareConnectSpot.com), or use AnMedHealth.org/Evisits to determine the best option of care.
CareConnect is offering extended hours and online check-in, giving patients more control over their
appointment time.