Per the Kentucky Department of Public Health, please adhere to these requirements when entering our facility to ensure patient safety and reduce the risk of potential exposure and spread of COVID-19:
You must wear a mask before entering. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. To help conserve vital personal protective equipment (PPE), we are asking patients who do have cloth masks to wear these, as they are sufficient for non-procedure contact.
All patients will be screened upon entrance to the facility. Screening will consist of temperature check and COVID-19 exposure questionnaire.
Only patients receiving care may enter. Patients that require assistance (e.g. pediatric, etc.) will be permitted to be accompanied by one adult. All other visitors are asked to wait in their car. No one will be permitted to wait in lobbies, waiting areas, etc.
From Kentucky's website on COVID-19: The COVID-19 hotline is a service operated by the healthcare professionals at the KY Poison Control Center who can provide advice and answer questions. Please be patient as they are handling a high volume of calls and want to give everyone the time they deserve. For general information, please review the state's website about COVID-19 (kycovid19.ky.gov) prior to calling the hotline. Guidance is being added as it become available.
If you suspect you might have COVID-19, you may call Rockcastle Regional's Hotline at (606) 256-7385. Symptoms may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, body aches, runny nose, or sore throat. A medical professional answering the call will assess your symptoms and advise you of the steps you should follow. The hotline is staffed Monday through Friday, 7am - 7pm. If you call outside of these hours, your call will be forwarded to the state's hotline.
Cumberland Valley District Health Department website
Watch this video by Dr. Stack to learn about Flattening the Curve
Additional COVID-19 Resources
Are You at Higher Risk?
From the CDC: COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Click here to learn more. Read the CDC's advice for older adults, age 65 and older, click here.
Use of Cloth Face Coverings or Masks
The CDC provides guidance on how to wear cloth face coverings here or for a printer-friendly pdf version, click here..
Stress & Coping
The CDC provides information and tips on coping with the stress that may come from the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to read more.
Dr. Kelsey Ladd, Psychiatrist, Rockcastle Family Wellness, discusses ways to cope with stress and anxiety.
Helpful Apps for COVID-19
Apple releases new COVID-19 Resource app and website based on CDC guidance. Tools Offer Up-to-Date Guidance and Information for People Across the US
Parent/Caregiver Guide for Coping
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides this guide to helping families cope with COVID-19 outbreak for both children and other family members. This resource will help you think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect your family - both physically and emotionally - and what you an do to help your family cope.
COVID-19 Resources for Kids
For children under age 7 learn and understand about the virus that has changed their world as they knew it, check out this helpful 12-page colorful book.
These apps are either recommended by our physicians, expert clinicians, or by a reputable source such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (APA), etc.. All of these apps are either free or available for a low cost through the App Store or Google Play.
AAP News on the go – download full issues, formatted for mobile readability. Add bookmarks and comments.
The CDC Mobile application is now available for both iPhone and Android users. Organize your app home screen so the information that's most important to you appears first. Turn off the sources you don't want with just a flip of a switch and reset it all with the tap of a button. Automatic updates whenever your device is online ensures that you're the most up-to-date with health news and information. Direct links to social media, text, and email lets you immediately share the most interesting articles with friends and family. Whether you're a fan of the weekly MMWR articles or you have an interest in the Disease of the Week, the CDC Mobile app has something for you.
Child Health Tracker gives parents the power of on-demand access to their child(ren)'s health information, needs, and providers; and AAP guidance on the vaccinations and milestones they should be expecting.
Blast off into concussion safety with CDC HEADS Up Rocket Blades! 3-2-1 Blast Off! CDC's Injury Center has developed a mobile game app on concussion safety for children aged 6 to 8. Through a futuristic world of galactic racing adventures, children can learn the benefits of play it safe and smart! The app aims to teach children:
the different way the brain can get hurt during sports activities.
how important it is to tell a coach, parent, or other adult when an injury occurs.
the importance of taking time to rest and recover if they have a concussion.
Test your Health IQ with the CDC's interactive, educational, and fun health trivia app! Do you know the minimum SPF needed to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays? Or how many seconds you should wash your hands to kill germs? Let the game show scientists lead you through an exciting selection of trivia questions and word scrambles. Race against the clock to earm more points or use hints when you are stumped.
Get advice you can trust from the nation's leading child health experts. Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and backed by 67,000 AAP member physicians, Healthy Children magazine packs each issue with important information for parents of children of all ages. You'll find guidance on safety and injury prevention; childhood illnesses and diseases; immunization information; developmental milestones; nutrition and fitness; behavioral issues; and much more.
What should a parent do if their child develops a fever, cough, vomitting, rash, sore throat, or head injury? When can a child return to school or child care after an illness? These are medical advice questions that all parents have. Health problems can arise anytime - evenings, weekends, during work hours, when traveling, or when the doctor's office is closed. KidsDoc is designed especially for these times. The care guides help parents make smart decisions on what level of care (if any) is needed and how to provide speedy symptom relief for minor illnesses or injuries that parents can manage on their own. Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Milestone Tracker is the CDC's new parent-friendly app that parents can use to track their child(ren)'s developmental milestones from age 2 months to 5 years! Photos and videos in the app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child(ren) easy and fun. Get a summary of your child's milestones; view tips and activities to support your child(ren)'s development; and find out what to do if you ever have a developmental concern. Spanish version coming soon!
The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool is a useful resource for planning outdoor work activities based on how hot it feels throughout the day. Featuring real-time heat index and hourly forecasts, specific to your location, as well as occupational safety and health recommendation for OSHA and NIOSH.
CDC's TravWell app helps you plan for safe and healthy international travel. Build a trip to get destination-specific vaccine recommendations, a checklist of what you need to do to prepare for travel, and a customizable healthy travel packing list. The app also lets you store travel documents, keep a record of your medications and immunizations, and set reminders to get vaccine booster doses or take medicines while you're traveling.