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COVID-19 Updates & Information

Our hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, team members and the community. We continue to take the necessary steps to ensure we are prepared to care for patients, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Below are a number of resources to help educate you and your family on COVID-19. For more information on the virus, you can also visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health  website or contact their call center at 877-215-8336.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Southwestern Medical Center is not currently administering COVID-19 vaccines. 

If you have specific questions about eligibility or would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, please refer to the Oklahoma State Department of Health website or call the OSDH Immunization Service Team at 405.426.8580.

Thank you for your patience and understanding – and for continuing to do your part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and practicing proper hand hygiene.

Visitor Restrictions

Patients are allowed to have two (2) WELL visitors, with the exception of COVID-19 patients. All visitors, adult and pediatric (under the age of 18), are required to wear a mask for the duration of their visit. Nursing units have the ability to customize patient visitation based on a patient's condition and individual needs.

Upon entering the facility, visitors will be attesting they are not experiencing any COVID-19-related symptoms with no known cause and have not been exposed to anyone with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 test without wearing PPE for the past 14 days. Visitors are required to wear a mask for the duration of their visit.

These restrictions are in compliance with the state of Oklahoma No Patient Left Alone Act.

Universal Masking

At Southwestern Medical Center, protecting the health and safety of our team members and the patients we serve is our number one priority. We are encouraged by the progress we are making across the country and here in our state toward reducing the prevalence of COVID-19. However, we are not out of the woods yet. Now is simply not the time to let our guard down.

That’s why even though Oklahoma has lifted several restrictions, we are still requiring masks to be worn inside our facility by patients, providers, employees and visitors for the foreseeable future. We believe this is in the best interests of our team and the valued patients we serve. We will continue to evaluate our policies moving forward based on the evolving situation in our community and will communicate any updates as we have them.

To learn more about the many ways we are working to ensure your safety while you are in our care, click here.

Screening Process

Upon entering the facility, visitors will be attesting they are not experiencing any COVID-19-related symptoms with no known cause and have not been exposed to anyone with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 test without wearing PPE for the past 14 days. Visitors are required to wear a mask for the duration of their visit.

Safety Measures

We want our patients and visitors to feel as comfortable as possible during their visit with us and confident in the care they receive. See what we're doing to make that happen every day.

COVID-19 Online Risk Assessment

To help support the health of our community, we are providing access to an online COVID-19 risk assessment developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This tool does NOT provide a diagnosis, and it should NOT be used as a substitute for an assessment made by a healthcare provider.

Begin CDC Online Assessment

Testing

Visiting a provider does not necessarily mean you need testing or that you will receive testing. Your provider will work with the local health department to follow all appropriate guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Oklahoma State Department of Health to determine if testing is recommended based on your symptoms. Click here for more information from the CDC on testing for COVID-19.

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Additional Resources

Symptoms of COVID-19  |  versión en español

What to Do if You’re Experiencing Respiratory Illness Symptoms | versión en español

Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 | versión en español

Hand Washing Reminders | versión en español

Stop the Spread of Germs | versión en español

10 Ways to Manage COVID-19 Symptoms at Home | versión en español