Information for You and Your Family
Comanche County Memorial Hospital remains committed to serving our community’s needs while keeping our patients, staff and visitors safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Lobby signage will reflect the current status and masking requirements. Anyone who is COVID positive, has symptoms of COVID, or is in close contact with someone with COVID, they are required to mask regardless.
Hospital Visitor Restrictions
Comanche County Memorial Hospital is revising our visitation policy back to only one visitor per patient the entire duration of the patient’s stay with few exceptions for end of life situations, pediatrics and NICU. The one visitor policy will take effect Thursday, January 6th due to the growing increase of COVID cases and for the safety of our patients and our team members.
Approved surgical masks must be worn by everyone who enters our facilities and kept on at all times including in patient rooms!
Patient Visitor Requirements:
- Two visitors per patient with no time restriction.
- Two visitors per COVID patient with no time restriction, only one visitor at the bedside at a time and must wear appropriate PPE.
- Visitor must not exhibit fever, signs or symptoms of illness.
- Visitor will be compliant with hand hygiene and masking requirements.
- CCMH reserves the right to ask non-compliant visitors to leave our facilities.
- No visitors under 18 will be allowed.
Updated June 23, 2022
The best thing you can do to protect yourself and others from coronavirus is to stay home as much as possible and practice social distancing.
Unfortunately, that is not possible for everyone. Here are some tips to help keep you and your family safe:
- Increase ventilation (adjust the air conditioning or open windows)
- Avoid touching your face
- Coughs or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow
- Clean hands regularly
- Disinfect surfaces regularly that are touched often: light switches, doorknobs, tables, handrails, etc.
If you live with someone with significant underlying conditions include heart, lung, kidney disease; diabetes; as well as conditions that suppress the immune system:
- Have healthy people in the household conduct themselves as if they were a significant risk to others.
- Wash hands before interacting with the person.
- Provide a protected space for vulnerable household members when possible.
- Clean all utensils and surfaces regularly.
Households with sick family members
- Have only one family member care for them.
- Give sick members their own room if possible, and keep the door shut.
- Consider additional protection or intensive care for household members over 65 years old and/or with underlying conditions.
Keeping the workplace safe
- Stop handshaking and use other non-contact methods of greeting.
- Practice good hygiene.
- Clean hands at the door.
- Schedule hand washing reminders by email.
- Create habits and reminders to avoid touching faces.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Be careful with meetings and travel.
- Disinfect surfaces regularly.
- Increase ventilation.
- Handle food carefully and limit food sharing.
- Use video conferencing for meetings. When not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces.
- Postpone large meetings or gatherings when possible.
- Strengthen health screening for cafeteria staff.
Encourage employees to stay home if:
- They have a sick family member in their home.
- They are feeling sick.
Information obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov.
If you are well, avoid or reduce contact with others and follow the CDC guidelines listed above.
If infected, most people will not need to visit a doctor or an ER for care. Only come to the ER if you have difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion or inability to arouse, and bluish lips or face.
Call for Advice
The state department of health has set up a hotline for information regarding COVID-19. If you have concerns or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, call 877-215-8336. You can also call your primary care doctor or use a telehealth service to reduce exposure.
For more information and the latest updates on COVID-19, you can visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov and www.cdc.gov.
Memorial Medical Group is excited to announce that we are now able to offer televisits. Your provider may be contacting you to reschedule your appointment to be done via telemedicine if medically appropriate. These visits can be done from your home computer with a webcam, or from our HEALOW App on your cell phone or tablet. When your appointment is changed to a televisit, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join your visit all from the comfort of your home.
To access your televisit, download the free HEALOW app for iOS or Android, and search for our practice using the unique code: AJEDBA
Log in with your portal credentials given by our practice
Patients can now send a text message to a specific phone number that will be listed on each clinic’s door that they have arrived for their appointment. The clinic will acknowledge the patient and tell them to wait in their car until they get a text for them to come in. Each clinic will be calling and letting patients with upcoming appointments know that this texting capability is available.
COVID-19 Infusion Services
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, ask your provider about Monoclonal antibodies as a treatment option. CCMH has the capability to do these treatments under the direction of your physician. These treatments are for people who experience mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 and are at high risk of developing severe disease and at risk of being hospitalized. Monoclonal antibodies may block the virus that causes COVID-19 from attaching to human cells thereby making it more difficult for the virus to reproduce and cause harm.
- Mild to moderate COVID-19 disease within the first 10 days of symptoms
- NOT hospitalized, requiring oxygen therapy due to COVID-19, or requiring an increase in baseline oxygen flow rate due to COVID-19 in those on chronic oxygen therapy due to underlying non-COVID-19 related comorbidity
- At high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization
- Are >65 years of age
- Are >55 years of age AND have
- BMI >35
- Have chronic kidney disease
- Have diabetes
- Have an immunosuppressive disease or are receiving immunosuppressive treatment
- Cardiovascular disease, OR
- Hypertension, OR
- COPD/other chronic respiratory diseases
- Are 12-17 years of age AND have
- BMI >85th percentile for their age
- Sickle Cell Disease, OR
- Congenital or acquired heart disease, OR
- Neurodevelopmental disorders, i.e. Cerebral Palsy, OR
- Medical-related technological dependence, i.e. tracheostomy, gastrostomy, or positive pressure ventilation (not related to COVID-19), OR
- Asthma, reactive airway, or other chronic respiratory diseases that require daily medication for control
- Physician or Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant will determine if a patient meets criteria and orders will be faxed to infusion at 580.585.5472.
- Request for antibody infusion slot must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Infusions will be administered Monday – Friday during regular clinic hours, scheduled in order of request.
- Please allow three hours for appointment time.
- These should be added on to the schedule 24 hours before the needed time if at all possible!
- At this time, weekend scheduled infusions are not available.
These infusions can be given as soon as possible after a positive viral test for SARS-CoV-2 or within 10 days of symptom onset. Infuse over 60 minutes and monitor patient well being for at least 1 hour.
Antibody Therapy Options
- Casirivimab 1200mg + Imdevimab 1200mg IV infusion over 60 minutes and FLUSH with 50ml NNS post infusion OR
- Bamlanivimab 700mg IV infusion over 60 minutes and FLUSH with 50ml NS post-infusion
What to Do If You Are Sick
If your symptoms meet our criteria for screening for COVID-19, visit our assessment drive-thru center at 3811 West Gore Boulevard from 2 pm-6 pm on weekdays. Saturday and Sunday hours for the assessment drive-thru center are 2 pm-4 pm. The drive-thru clinic is for those who are experiencing a fever. We are asking people to please self-screen first – if you do not have a fever, please do not visit the clinic at this time.
People will be screened in their vehicles throughout the entire process for everyone’s safety. Signage will be posted on the corner of Gore and Arlington. Drivers will follow around the backside of the Lawton Community Health Center Clinic by using Arlington street.
Directional signage will also be posted on where to enter for step one screening. Initial screening will include temperature checks and other vitals to determine if you will move on to the next screening station. Registration will take place for those moving through the process; this process may include a flu test if necessary and, for those who meet the criteria, a specimen for COVID-19 may be collected and sent for testing. COVID-19 testing is still not widely available for everyone who wishes to be tested.
Please bring your identification and any insurance information with you to the Assessment Drive-Through Center. It will be open from 2 pm – 6 pm during the week as long as supplies last.
If you are having trouble breathing, chest pain, or are suffering similar emergent symptoms, please seek emergency care.
If you have traveled to a high-risk area recently and are concerned you may have COVID-19, or if you have been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19, and you decide to seek medical attention, please notify the staff at the location where you are seeking medical care IMMEDIATELY upon your arrival so that proper precautions to not spread the infection to others may take place.