Are you experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and exposure:
- Fever over 100 F
- Shortness of breath/Difficulty breathing
- Loss of taste/smell
- Chills/Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle/Body aches
- Sore throat
- Congestion/Runny nose
Use CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker
- Have you traveled via airplane OR had close contact with someone who might have COVID-19?
- AND, along with possible exposure, are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath?
Test Iowa Site
Sioux Center Health Drive-Thru Test Iowa is located on the north side of the hospital campus, 1101 9th Street SE, under the temporary building. Click here to view map. The site is open for testing Monday through Thursday from 1 PM – 2 PM.
Test Iowa testing criteria allows any Iowan to be tested, regardless of symptoms or potential exposure to the virus. Individuals who wish to be tested at the site must first complete an online assessment at Testiowa.com, select Sioux Center Health as the location, and then you will prompted to pick a time slot to be tested. There are a limited number of appointments per day and are scheduled on a first come first serve basis. Once registered, you will receive an electronic QR code from test Iowa. When you arrive at your scheduled appointment time, you will enter the temporary building from the east. You will need your personal identification card and QR code. Your results will be emailed to you from Test Iowa approximately in 3 days. For more information on the testing, please go to Testiowa.com.
We encourage residents to speak with their healthcare provider for any medical concerns or questions.
Sioux Center Health has made updates to our visitation guidelines. These measures are designed to protect patients, families, and our community. Thank you for your understanding.
**We will be reviewing these restrictions on a weekly basis**
Hospital Visitation Restrictions
To ensure the health and safety of our patients, one visitor at a time will be allowed to visit a hospitalized patient. Two visitors at a time will be allowed in the hospital for end-of-life visitation. One support person will be allowed with a pediatric patient, and one support person is permitted in the hospital’s birthing center during labor/delivery and postpartum stays for new moms; it is highly recommended that person stay in the hospital until the mother’s discharge.
Any person visiting a patient in the hospital should use the Emergency entrance. Please stop at the receptionist desk to be screened and to receive a visitor badge. The badge will inform nursing staff that the visitor has been screened and is the approved visitor for the patient. When the visitor leaves, please return the badge to the receptionist desk.
Medical Clinics Visitation Restrictions
The Sioux Center, Hull, and Hawarden Medical Clinics will be allowed one support person during patient visits.
Outpatient Visitation Restrictions
Outpatient patients will be allowed one support person during patient visits.
Emergency Visitation Restrictions
ER patients will be allowed one support person during patient visits.
Surgical Visitation Restrictions
Surgical patients will be allowed one support person during their procedure.
Royale Meadows, Crown Pointe, and Franken Manor Visitation Restrictions
Currently, we cannot have indoor visits at Royale Meadows, Crown Pointe, and Franken Manor, but the outside closed windows visits are still available for all residents along with Facetime or Zoom virtual visits. Please contact Royale Meadows at 712-722-8305, Crown Pointe 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.
For the safety and protection of our patients and staff, everyone will be asked to wear a mask while in our facilities during the entire stay. If you have your own mask, please wear it. If you do not have a mask, we will provide you with a cloth mask to wear while in our facilities.
Payment Drop Box
For your safety and convenience, please drop off your payments in the payment drop box located inside the hospital’s main entrance. Another option to pay your bill is online.
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:
- 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 Medical Clinic Curbside
Sioux Center Medical Clinic is offering Curbside Clinic for specific types of visits. Patients will be referred by a provider to specifically utilize this service. Patients will be asked to park by the Curbside Clinic sign at the main entrance and call the clinic when they arrive for their scheduled appointment. CALL FIRST to schedule your appointment and to receive special instructions.
- Curbside Clinic: (712) 722-2609 (Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Curbside Clinic Types Of Visits:
- Medication checks
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) 722-8324. 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.
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.
- Quarantine for COVID-19 Visual
- Get the latest updates from the CDC
- What you need to know about COVID-19
- What to do if you are sick with COVID-19
- What Older Adults Need to Know
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
- CDC Frequently Asked Questions
- F.A.C.E (Faith And Community Engage) Mask
- How to keep your mask clean and safe
- First Positive Case of COVID_19
- Controlling Shortness of Breath at Home
- Home Isolation Guidelines for Families of Patients with COVID-19
- Home Isolation Guidelines for Patients with Symptoms of COVID-19
- Managing COVID-19 Symptoms at Home
- Talking with Children about COVID-19
Behavioral Health Resources
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.