In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals throughout the state of Indiana and throughout the country continue to enact processes to prioritize surgeries and procedures to ensure there is sufficient access to hospital beds.
But Schneck wants to be clear: You should not put your medical issues on hold and not seek the care you need.
Although we continue to experience a surge of hospitalized patients due to the increase in COVID-19, please know that our physicians are here to address all your medical needs. Our emergency room, urgent care and physician practices are open and continue to deliver the highest level of care.
Schneck continues to care for injuries and illnesses that just cannot wait. From delivering babies to setting broken bones to preventative screenings, we always put health and safety first because your health needs should not be ignored, even during a pandemic.
You can and should keep your regularly scheduled appointments, especially for immunizations, screenings, preventive care and chronic disease management. If you have put off seeing your provider, do not wait. Schneck provides safe options to get care for acute and chronic conditions. Our providers are here to care for you.
People experiencing life-threatening conditions, such as a heart attack or stroke, should not delay seeking emergency help out of fear of contracting the virus in the hospital or be worried about adding additional strain to the medical system. We want you to know that if you are experiencing a medical emergency, we will always be here for you.
Your health is essential, and Schneck will always be ready to care for you.
Dr. Eric Fish is president and chief executive officer of Schneck Medical Center in Seymour. Send comments to [email protected].