CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

ACMH leadership is dedicated to ensuring a successful, aligned medical response to this evolving virus and thanks the community members in advance for their understanding and cooperation as we deal with this healthcare challenge.

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019

COVID-19 TESTING

Testing takes place during the normal hours at the ACMH Lab via the hospital's main lobby:

  • Monday – Friday: 6:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Sunday - Closed

A provider order is required to get a COVID-19 test. The ACMH Emergency Department is NOT the place to get a COVID-19 test if you have no symptoms of COVID-19. Test results do not come back more quickly by going to the Emergency Department.

RESULTS: To obtain your COVID-19 Test results, sign-up or log-on to your ACMH Patient Portal account, or contact your ordering provider.

FREE AT-HOME COVID-19 TESTS: Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Click HERE to order.


COVID-19 VACCINATION

For a list of COVID-19 vaccination porviders in our area, visit: www.vaccines.gov



MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY TREATMENT

COVID-19 Therapeutics offered in our region can be found at:

https://healthdata.gov/Health/COVID-19-Public-Therapeutic-Locator/rxn6-qnx8/data

Visit our Monoclonal Antibody treatment page for more information HERE.
 

VISITATION AT ACMH HOSPITAL

Inpatients on the general med/surg floors are permitted to have rotational single visitors.

The visitor must remain in the patient room for the duration of the visit and refrain from visiting other areas of the hospital. Visitors are required to wear a face mask while in the facility and must be 18 years or older.


VISITATION TIMES:

INPATIENT

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH UNIT
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

MATERNITY UNIT 
One support person is permitted per patient

SKILLED NURSING UNIT
Visitation to the Skilled Nursing Unit has resumed. Screening is required at entrance.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING EMERGENCY CARE AT ACMH 

With hospitals across the state stretched thin, hospitals are seeing increased wait times and staffing challenges in emergency rooms. ACMH Hospital is currently experiencing a very high volume of COVID-19 patients and emergent medical cases and is at this time asking patients to come to the emergency room only when they believe that they have an emergency medical condition.

ACMH has a network of healthcare providers ready to help when you seek the appropriate level of care. If you have a non-life-threatening illness or injury, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care facility or visit one of our Primary Care Center locations.

Call 911 immediately or visit the emergency department only for critical conditions and life-threatening illnesses or injuries.
 
If you need a COVID-19 test, please contact your physician for an order, or visit one of the many retail pharmacy options in the region offering testing. To find a testing site near you, visit www.pa.gov/covid/stop-the-spread/covid-19-symptoms-testing/.
 
Help us help the community by getting vaccinated. A large percentage of those currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in our region are unvaccinated. The vaccine is the best way to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy and out of the hospital during the pandemic. Visit www.vaccines.gov for information on vaccine availability in our region. An increase in local vaccination rates would translate into less stress on our hospital resources.
 
In addition, wear a mask and keep your distance from others when possible. Regardless of your vaccination status, follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for preventing the spread of the virus.

  

LIMITATION OF SALES REP VISITS

As a reminder, sales reps/vendors are only permitted in the building if they are providing a clinical need or service and have scheduled the visit with the department/unit manager first. Examples of permitted sales reps/vendors would be those who are required to be in the procedural areas, reps that are assisting with installation of new equipment, providing required education etc. Sales Reps/vendors who are permitted to enter must continue to sign in to Vendormate and obtain a badge. Sales reps/vendors should not be providing buffet style meals during approved visits.

 

E - ENTRANCE ACCESS

Entrance "E" is now open to employees and scheduled surgical patient entry only, from 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Surgical patients will continue to be limited to one support person/driver.

 

REVISED SERVICE HOURS


MAIN LOBBY ACCESS HOURS:
Monday - Friday 5:30am - 5:30pm.
Saturday 5:30am - 3:30pm.
Sunday 5:30am - 12 noon.

ACMH LABORATORY SERVICES HOURS:
Monday - Friday 6:30am - 5:30pm and Saturday 7:00am - 12 noon
Questions regarding ACMH laboratory service, please call (724) 543-8219

DRAW STATION HOURS:
Downtown Kittanning and Ford City Health Pavilion locations: Monday - Friday, from 7:00am to 12:00 noon
Cowansville location: Tuesday and Thursday, from 7:00am to 12 noon

ACMH IMAGING SERVICES HOURS:
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 5:30pm and Saturday 8:00am - 12 noon
Questions regarding ACMH imaging service, please call (724) 543-8787

E-ENTRANCE COLLECTION STATION:
Monday through Friday 11:00am – 1:00pm 

MEDICAL RECORDS OFFICE:
Arrangements can be made to obtain your records by contacting the Medical Records Department at 724-543-8554.  For physician office and clinic records please call 724-548-3804.  Requests can be received M-F from 7:00am - 4:00pm or by leaving a message after hours.

GIFT SHOP AND SNACK BAR:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 2:00pm
 

ONLINE VIRTUAL VISITS

ACMH physician offices offer the convenience and safety advantages of online telehealth visits. Use your internet connected device (PC, Mac, Android or iOS/Apple) that is equipped with a camera and microphone to stay in touch with your primary care provider from the comfort and safety of your home. Call your ACMH physician office to request a telehealth visit.
 

LINKS TO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice (e.g., while shouting, chanting, or singing). These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies show that a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms (are “asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (are “pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.  To reduce the spread of COVID-19, CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
 

Social distancing means staying away from close contact in public spaces. It includes actions like staying out of places where lots of people gather and maintaining distance — approximately 6 feet — from others. Social distancing also includes minimizing contact with people. All Pennsylvanians are being encouraged to practice social distancing — not just those who are seriously ill or at high risk. Social distancing is a proven way to slow the spread of pandemics.

1) Wet your hands, turn off the tap, and apply soap.
2) Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
3) Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
4) Rinse your hands with water
5) Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Use Hand Sanitizer When You Can’t Use Soap and Water