Summit Health is committed to safeguarding the health of our patients and team members and stopping the spread of COVID-19. Vaccination is an important step in this process and likely our best hope for ending this pandemic.
Summit Health continues to offer access to patients needing care both related and non-related to COVID-19. We’re keeping our facilities safe to provide essential preventive care, chronic care and acute care by continuing to do things in a proactive and thoughtful way to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients and health care teams.
Coronaviruses were first identified in the 1950s and generally cause mild upper respiratory illness characterized by cough, fever, and/or body aches. This is very similar to most viral illnesses including flu and the common cold.
We have rapidly expanded our ability to offer telemedicine visits with a provider to help make it easy for patients to seek care while limiting exposure for all health care workers and patients to coronavirus (COVID-19).
While some medications can alleviate symptoms related to COVID-19, there is no medicine that can offer a cure. Ongoing studies are being conducted to determine which drugs work best in which patients while the race for a safe and effective vaccine continues.