COVID-19 Resources

Visitor Restrictions

Crown Pointe Estates and Franken Manor
Visitor restrictions have been eased at Crown Pointe Estates and Franken Manor. All visits at Long-Term Care continue to be restricted to meet CMS regulations. Please contact Long-Term Care at 722-8305, Crown Pointe Estates at 712-722-8260, or Franken Manor at 712-722-8174  for questions or if you would like us to help you set up a time to Facetime or Zoom virtual visits.


Virtual Visit

For the health and safety of our patients, we are now offering live video visits with your provider. The visit is simple to set up from a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Family Medicine Clinic Virtual Visits

  • Sioux Center Medical Clinic: 712.722.2609    (Mon – Thurs: 8 am – 5:45 pm   /   Fri: 8 am – 5 pm)
  • Hawarden Medical Clinic: 712.551.1000    (Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4 pm)
  • Hull Medical Clinic: 712.439.1315    (Mon – Fri: 8 am – 5 pm)

Virtual Visit Types:

  • Sinus
  • Rashes
  • General medication follow-ups
  • Behavioral Health
  • Anxiety follow-ups
  • Skin issues
  • Other appointments as determined by the provider

Behavioral Health Virtual Visits

  • Behavioral Health: 712.722.2609    (Mon – Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm)

 

Sioux Center Health is working closely with Avera and local hospitals to protect staff and patients from the coronavirus strain known as COVID-19. We’re working hard to keep you updated on this rapidly changing event.

What is COVID-19?

It is a respiratory illness that first surfaced in late 2019. It can spread from person to person. The risk of infection is higher in people who are in close proximity to people with COVID-19 such as health care workers or household members.

What do I do if I get sick?

The symptoms of COVID-19 can vary from mild to severe respiratory illness. Follow the CDC guidelines if you are sick. Keep in mind, about 80% of patients who have COVID-19 can be treated at home. The rate of patients who experience serious complications is only slightly higher than that of seasonal flu. Please follow these recommendations for patients and family.

What if I need to get tested?

If you are having symptoms of COVID-19 call (712) 722-2609. Sioux Center Health has set-up processes for testing that will limit exposure. We follow the CDC guidelines for COVID-19 testing. Individuals without symptoms or symptomatic individuals who are not part of a high priority group will not be tested.

Based on the severity of your symptoms, your provider may ask you to stay home and isolate yourself.

Antigen and PCR Testing

Our lab department offers the Antigen or PCR testing to all travelers. The cost of the Antigen or PCR testing is $50. To receive the test, simply stop by registration at the hospital Monday – Friday from 9 – 11 am and a lab technician will be available to assist you. Turnaround time is 2-5 days. It will be required from the patient to sign up in AveraChart to obtain their results.

Antibody Testing

This test will be testing specifically COVID-19 antibodies, sometimes referred to as IgG or serology tests. This test may be able to detect if someone has been infected with COVID-19.

The cost of antibody testing is $80. To receive the test, simply stop by registration at the hospital Monday – Friday from 7 – 11 am and a lab technician will be available to assist you. Antibody tests are not covered by insurance but may be reimbursable under most FSA/HSA plans; call the number on the back of your insurance card to verify.

Is COVID-19 testing covered by insurance?

Testing for COVID-19 must be ordered by your provider.

The office visit and testing to establish the diagnosis of COVID-19 will be covered at 100 percent. All other medical treatment associated would be a covered benefit and follow an individual’s health insurance coverage. Please check your Summary of Benefits and Coverage for your plan details.

How do I protect myself and loved ones from COVID-19?

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • If you are sick, limit close contact with others as much as possible.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

When and How to Wash Your Hands

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.

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A Prayer for Those Affected

Lord, we pray for patients and families impacted by COVID-19, we pray for health care workers and we pray for our communities. Father, we come before You to lay all of our fears and anxieties at Your feet. And when fear and worry fills our head, we ask You to fill our hearts with peace. Bring us clarity Jesus, so we may walk in the light of God. In Your name we pray, Amen.