LATE CLINIC -Southeast Colorado Medical Clinic will resume extended office hours on April 19th, 2021.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
An appointment must be called and scheduled. Due to social distancing/crowd control rules we cannot offer "walk in" appointments at this time. Please call 719-523-6628
TELEHEALTH appointments are available during this time frame. See the provider from the comfort of your own home.
Appointments will be from 4pm-6pm. If no slots are scheduled after 5pm by 5pm, the clinic will close at that time.
Appointment slots are for URGENT, ACUTE illness or injury of a singular nature (ie-ONE complaint). Appointments are scheduled to be very brief. The provider will ask you to make a follow up/regular appointment for any complex, ongoing or numerous issues.
If a complex work up is required in an urgent matter, you may be referred to the emergency department.
If you are not insured, please remember we do have a sliding scale system for discounted visits.
Weekly COVID-19 notification
Dear Patient and Families,
To ensure excellent patient care, as well as family and visitor safety, the Southeast Colorado Hospital District team are working around the clock to stay on top of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in our community and may update the guidelines as needed to provide the safest care to everyone.
Visiting Hours and Guidelines:
All visitors are required to wear masks over their nose, mouth, and under their chin AT ALL TIMES. Visitors who do not comply with this rule will be asked to leave.
Everyone entering the hospital must check in at the Business Office and complete a daily screening survey. The Business Office will direct all visitors after screening is completed. (From 5pm -7am all visitors must check in at the nurse's station for screening). In order to ensure the safety and health of all patients and our staff, people who show signs and symptoms of a communicable disease will not be permitted to visit.
General Visitation: Inpatient Area (Patients Without COVID-19)
Two healthy visitors per day per patient. Visitors must stay in the room of the patient they are visiting. Do not enter other patients' rooms during the visit. If the patient must leave their room for other medical treatment in the hospital, visitors will not be allowed to accompany them. Visitors should remain in the patient's room until leaving for the day. Once the visitor exits the hospital, they will not be allowed to return until the next day.
General Visitation: Inpatient Area (Patients With COVID-19)
Window/video visits only.
Visit to patients who are at end of life:
Immediate family: spouse and children.
During this challenging time, we ask that patients and visitors follow the staff's direction and understand that the evolving circumstances will result in variation of visits. Thank you for your patience and for placing your trust in us.
All 65 years and older Baca County Residents that wish to get COVID 19 vaccinations should call the SECHD Rural Health Clinic at (719) 523-6628 or sign-up online at https://ptserver.fasthealth.com/web_sech_co/forms/?formID=9315&sub=COVID-19+Vaccine+Signup or on the top header of the face page of the www.sechosp.org website click COVID 19 Vaccine Sign -up and fill in the preregistration form.
Train To Be A Nurse Aide
Local Adults and Students are being encouraged to apply to join our "Free Nurse Aide Class" at Southeast Colorado Hospital District and Long Term Care Center in Springfield, CO.
Train to be a Nurse Aide in our class: The class will run June 7, 2021 to June 25, 2021, with the deadline for course application on May 11, 2021.
If you, or someone you know, would like to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Southeast Colorado Hospital District will be offering a Nurse Aide Class. The class is free if you would like to work for Southeast Colorado Hospital District and Long Term Care Center or for Walsh Healthcare.
To apply, you must be 16 or older with no record of a felony, violent or theft crime and you must pass a drug screening to be considered for the class. A reading comprehension test and an interview will be completed prior to acceptance into the Nurse Aide Class. A certified nursing assistant is on the front lines of patient / resident care. The nursing assistant position is certainly one of the most vital to daily operations for the nursing care facility, your compassion and skill in patient/resident care will help minimize the stress of those who are sick or unable to care for themselves.
Classes will begin, with classroom instruction in our nursing assistant program including basic nursing skills, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and infection control. Students also gain hands-on-experience during clinical activities in our skills lab.
A certified nursing assistant job is a great entry point for a nursing/medical career. You'll be deeply involved in patient/resident care, making sure that sick and injured people have their basic needs met. And you can be ready to start working as a certified nursing assistant in a very short period of time. Job prospects for CNAs are expected to be excellent due to the increasing long-term care needs of an aging population; jobs in this field are expected to grow faster than the average for all careers at this time.
If you are ready to take the first steps toward becoming a certified nursing assistant and a career in health care, please call Corey Castle, Human Resources, at 719-523-4501, ext #160 or call Sheri Reed Resident Care Coordinator (719) 523-2016, ext# 216; or Glenice Wade, ADON, (719) 523-2141 ext #141.