Tri Valley Health System News
State Under New Directed Health Measure
Moved into the "Green" Tier
As of February 1, 2021 the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department has moved into a new Directed Health Measure found here, http://dhhs.ne.gov/Documents/PHHD-DHM-January.pdf.
The State of Nebraska has also moved to the "Green" tier of the Phased Public Health Restrictions tied to hospitalization set by the Governor. (Chart below)
Although restrictions have been loosened considerably under these new guidelines, SWNPHD encourages everyone to continue being diligent with efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Wear a mask in public, avoid crowded and confined areas, and limit close contact with others.
Your efforts are making a difference in ensuring the health and safety of all Nebraskans.
Tri Valley Health System Question and Answers Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations
March 5 COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Tri Valley Health System has 100 doses of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine available for: Individuals 65 and older, and those 18 years and older who have “high risk medical conditions”.
This vaccination clinic will be held on Friday March 5th from 3:00pm-5:00pm. This clinic is limited to the first 100 to sign up. Vaccination clinic will be held at Cambridge Community Building (722 Patterson Street, Cambridge, NE 69022).
Sign up will begin online Friday, February 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Please use this link to sign up: www.ttsu.me/march5
Tri Valley Health System will not be accepting vaccination appointments through phone calls, but only through this online link provided above.
Tri Valley Health System's goal is to continue to partner with Southwest Public Health Department to distribute the vaccine to the proper tiers as quickly as possible.
All Tri Valley Health System COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be handled with an online sign up, this allows us to offer the vaccine as a first come first serve basis.
We will communicate all future clinic dates through our Facebook page and our website (www.trivalleyhealth.com).
Tri Valley Health System revises visitors restrictions effective March 2
The health and safety of our residents, patients, employees, visitors, and communities is a top priority at Tri Valley Health System, while we also understand how important the support of loved ones and friends are to health and wellbeing. Effective Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Tri Valley Health System will be revising visitor restrictions at all Tri Valley Health System locations. All visitors must be 12 years or older, wear a cloth mask, clear a health screening, and have a temperature check. No visitors will be allowed for patients on isolation precautions, patients with COVID-19, or patients awaiting COVID-19 test results.
Assisted Living Residents may have up to three visitors a day who are 12 years or older during the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All visitors must wear a cloth mask, demonstrate hand hygiene upon arrival and when leaving, clear a health screening with a temperature check, and maintain social distancing with residents during the visit. Trips outside the facility for residents are not allowed unless medically necessary.
Tri Valley Health System continues to follow all necessary steps to keep everyone healthy and safe. Tri Valley Health System employees and Assisted Living Residents will be screened regularly, wear face coverings, practice good hand hygiene, and use social distancing.
Tri Valley Health System will closely monitor local community trends and outbreaks according to the recommendations and requirements by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department and revisions may be made as conditions warrant.
Tri Valley Health System CEO Jessica Fisher said, “Tri Valley Health System continues to follow all recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control, Department of Health and Human Services, and our local public health department to ensure that we are keeping residents, employees, visitors, and our communities safe. We appreciate your understanding and support and ask for your continued patience while we continue to evolve during this pandemic.” If you have any questions about our visitor restrictions please contact us at 308-697-3329, email email@example.com or visit www.trivalleyhealth.com. The Department of Health and Human Services long-term care phasing guidance is intended to be used by nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. For a full copy of the Department of Health and Human Services long term care phasing guidance go to http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Documents/LTCCOVID19PhasingGuidance.pdf.
Virtual Appointments Available at Tri Valley Health System
Convenient access to medical care via smartphone, tablet or computer
Tri Valley Health System is now offering virtual clinic appointments. The virtual clinic enables patients to conduct visits with Tri Valley Health System Providers virtually anywhere via video on a computer or smart phone Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tri Valley Health System Providers will provide virtual care for a variety of common conditions such as cold and flu, pink eye, sinus infections, allergies, rashes, back pain, and urinary tract infections. Patients do not need to be an existing patient of Tri Valley Health System to use the virtual care clinic, but new patients will need to contact Tri Valley Health System to receive log-in information to access the service on the Patient Portal.
Patients can simply request an appointment by logging onto the Patient Portal at www.trivalleyhealth.com or call 1-308-697-3329 to get started. A virtual visit takes place via video or phone using a smartphone, tablet or computer, and typically lasts about 20 minutes. If needed, prescriptions are electronically routed to the patient’s preferred pharmacy.
“We are extremely excited to be able to offer this new service for our patients. Virtual care strengthens our commitment to provide patients with high-quality care in a convenient and cost-effective way. Tri Valley Health System understands that time and access can be two barriers to an individual receiving care and we want to be able to remove these barriers and be available to our patients,” said Jessica Fisher, Tri Valley Health System Chief Executive Officer.
For more information on Tri Valley Health System’s virtual clinic appointments, visit www.trivalleyhealth.com or call 1-308-697-3329.