Updated September 16, 2021
We continue to address the complexities of COVID-19 and strive to provide you with excellent, patient-centered care in our clinics and hospital departments, which are open with enhanced safety measures.
Healthcare Volunteers Needed
We are seeking healthcare volunteers to help with our COVID-19 response. Click on the graphic to the right for our Healthcare Volunteer Application form.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
FAQs on the COVID-19 Vaccine – The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has created this video. Click the image below to view it.
The COVID-19 vaccine is available for persons age 12 and over—individuals who are 12 – 17 years old and over are eligible to receive only the Pfizer vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccination Facts for Parents
COVID-19 Testing Information
Should You be Tested for COVID-19? The CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 be tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection.
COVID-19 Testing at SMH
The hospital’s COVID-19 Testing is done Curbside at Urgent Care Monday-Friday – 1435 Burton Street. Appointments ARE REQUIRED.
You can now schedule online by clicking on this link.
Or you may call to schedule a COVID-19 test: 307.672.1004. If you call, please leave only ONE message and our registrars will return calls in the order they are received.
When scheduling a testing appointment, hospital personnel will help you select the most appropriate test for your needs.
Results are usually provided the same day – this is dependent upon volume.
When you arrive for your testing appointment, please park on the west side of the Urgent Care lot and remain in your vehicle. Call the phone number on the sign posted in the Urgent Care parking lot and a healthcare professional will come out to your vehicle for your test.
Infection Prevention Measures
- Stay home when you are sick
- Avoid people who are sick (6 feet rule)
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw tissue in trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- CDC recommends wearing a facemask when in public
- A facemask and gloves should be worn by those who are treating patients with symptoms
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty
Basic Treatments if You Have COVID-19
- Three basic rules:
- Keep warm and rest as much as possible
- Take plenty of fluids
- For fever, take Tylenol or Motrin in normal doses (consult label on bottle)
- For cough:
- Humidification and drinking lots of fluids can help loosen sticky mucus
- Non-prescription drugs designed to suppress cough can be helpful
- If you use an inhaler, you may have to use it more often
- For sore throat:
- Gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in ½ glass of water)
- Humidification of the air and lots of fluids help
- If temperature is elevated:
- Fluids are even more important
- Fever medicine, Tylenol or Motrin, can help control temperature
- Persistent temperature elevation of 103-104 degrees can be a danger sign and you should call your physician
- For nausea and/or diarrhea:
- Eat only clear liquids, soups or juices as tolerated
- Fluids will be important to prevent dehydration