Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)
Siouxland Community Health Center is committed to the safety and well-being of our patients, staff, and community. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the health center has taken several measures to ensure our clinics remain open for your care while assuring safety and prevention are priorities in reducing the spread of the virus. These measures include the following:
- Taking patient temperatures at clinic entrances and screening for COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath)
- Requiring all patients with elevated temperature to wear face masks
- Designated patient waiting areas for those that are ill and those who are well
- Relocating urgent care to the ground level to accommodate ill patients
- Cancelling all preventive dental visits and scheduling procedures and emergencies only
- Using “spacing” and “social distancing” in our registration area to minimize contact
To assist us with the COVID-19 response, SCHC is following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). The health center is also monitoring the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for additional guidance for our South Sioux City clinic site. While information frequently changes, SCHC encourages you to visit these sources for the most accurate updates:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov)
- Iowa Department of Public Health (www.idph.iowa.gov)
- Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (www.dhhs.ne.gov)
For general questions about the COVID-19 virus, you may call 2-1-1 for additional information. If you are experiencing symptoms or have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, please call us at 712-252-2477.
Siouxland Community Health Center thanks you for choosing us for your care.