COVID-19 Updates

Call Before You Come In

All patients that have Influenza-like symptoms, including cough or fever, please call our respiratory care/COVID-19 Nurse Line to discuss your symptoms and receive further instructions.

In-Person Patient Visit Guide

Please refer to the attached document for your in-person visit at one of our VMH facilities.  In-Person Patient Visit Guide

COVID-19 Nurse Line

(608) 637-4990
Monday-Friday:  8AM-5PM
Saturday: 8AM-12PM


What you can do to protect yourself:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • If you're sick and don't need care, stay home from school, work, and avoid the public.
  • If you are elderly, or have other medical issues, avoid contact with people who are sick, and minimize contact with large groups of people in general.

 

What do you do if you are sick:
  • If you are in need of medical attention and have Influenza-like symptoms, call the VMH COVID-19 Nurse Line: (608) 637-4990.
  • If you are mildly ill, stay home.

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Important Links from Trusted Sources 

How to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones

Symptoms and Testing

If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone

Vernon County Health Department

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

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NEWS FROM VMH:

3/11/2020 - VMH and Vernon County Health Department Press Release

VMH COVID-19 Preparedness Committee Co-Chair Dr. Joel Charles Public Service Announcement (Audio)

3/31/20 - Dr. Joel Charles COVID-19 Radio Interview with Ashley Keenan, WVRQ

6/8/20 - VMH Expanding Services Press Release

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STRESS MANAGEMENT AND RESOURCES:

Managing Stress & Anxiety related to COVID-19


Wisconsin Department of Health Services offers the following resources if you are feeling overwhelmed or distressed over COVID-19: 
Distress Line: 1-800-985-5990 or Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746.
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CLOSURES AND RESTRICTIONS:

Updated: 5/17/2020

  • VMH Westby Pharmacy: Permanently Closed as of 9/25/20 
  • Vernon Memorial Healthcare (Hospital & Clinics) - VISITOR RESTRICTIONS
    *Exemptions may be in place for patient needs like labor & delivery, pediatric patients, communication/special assistance needs, and end-of-life care.
  • VMH Wellness Center: PERMANENTLY CLOSED 
  • VMH Grille: PERMANENTLY CLOSED 
  • Fairhaven Assisted Living - VISITOR RESTRICTIONS
  • Old Times Assisted Living - VISITOR RESTRICTIONS
  • VMH Gift Shop - CLOSED
  • VMH Therapy Pool - OPEN TO THERAPY PATIENTS ONLY (NO AQUATIC BODYWORK AT THIS TIME)
  • Walk with a Doc - CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  • Transplant Support Group - CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  • Mom Tribe (Breastfeeding Support) - CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  • VMH Community Health Screenings - CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  • All External Group Meetings Held at VMH No Longer Meeting at VMH