Patient and Visitor Information

Call First

We are working closely with the South Dakota Department of Health and CDC on recommendations to keep you safe. If you are experiencing symptoms, please call first at 605-698-7681. Our healthcare providers will evaluate your symptoms, explain your best course of action, and determine if you need to be tested.

Seek medical help immediately, call 911 for anyone experiencing:

  • Extreme difficulty breathing,
  • Constant chest pain or pressure,
  • Severe, constant dizziness or lightheadedness,
  • Slurred speech,
  • Difficulty waking up

COVID-19 Screening Tool https://www.apple.com/covid19

For South Dakota updates and more information about how to prepare and precautions to take visit: https://doh.sd.gov/news/Coronavirus.aspx

Appointment and Procedure Updates

We have updated appointment and procedure practices to help reduce the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

At this time, we are taking clinic appointments. In some cases, appointments or procedures may need to be rescheduled. If there are changes to your care, your provider will contact you. If you have questions about your appointment, care needs or prescription refills call Sisseton Clinic at 605-698-7681.

Know Where To Go

To help us control and reduce the spread of COVID-19, CDP Health Care System has closed many entrances. All individuals will be screened at the main entrance during our regular operating hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After-hours individuals will be screened at the emergency department entrance. Reminder: a no-visitors restriction is currently in effect. Thank you for your cooperation.

What to Expect When You Arrive

CDP Health Care System has updated procedures to reduce the further spread of COVID-19 and help keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.

Be prepared to have your temperature checked at the main entrance and share any symptoms you are experiencing, especially those commonly associated with COVID-19. These symptoms include a fever, a cough and shortness of breath.

We ask those who come with you to your appointment to wait in their vehicles for their safety and the safety of others. Visitor restrictions are in effect which include non-essential escorts.

Updated Visitor Policy & Visitor Restrictions

We have updated our visitor policy to help keep our patients and staff safe. Important updates include:

No visitors will be allowed except for:

  • Inpatients: Visitors will only be allowed based on palliative-care needs. Family members should call the hospital/unit before coming.
  • Emergency department: One visitor for pediatric, vulnerable adult, trauma or other patient requiring communication to a health care provider on their behalf.
  • Pediatric patients: One adult visitor allowed per patient.
  • Labor and delivery patients: One adult visitor allowed per patient.

All other visitors will be asked to leave the hospital, and no visitors who are ill will be allowed. CDP Health Care System does encourage family members and friends to use alternative methods of communication with patients, such as phone calls, Facetime, Skype or other digital channels.

CDP Health Care System appreciates the understanding of everyone impacted.

How To Protect Yourself

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • If soap and water is not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people. Practice social distancing.

Stay home if you’re sick

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes table, doorknobs, lights switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

We’re In This Together

While we’re not physically out and about, our community is always together when it matters most. What we are facing as a Nation, as neighbors, and at CDP Health Care System is different than anything before.

With your help, we can overcome this crisis, keep our families safe – and protect those who are most vulnerable.

Do your part to flatten the curve: continue to stay home as much as possible. If you need to go out, practice social distancing.

Together, let’s stop the spread of the Coronavirus!

Thank you and stay well from all of us at CDP Health Care System

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