Helpful information to our patients about COVID-19 Coronavirus

At Grand Lake Health System, the safety and well-being of our patients, staff, visitors, and the community is our top priority. To help you learn more, here is some basic information about the disease.

Drive Up Testing Information

All Covid-19 and respiratory collecting lab orders should present to the drive in testing area located off Hager Street out of the EMS/Ambulance Entrance of JTDMH.  Patients should wear facial coverings to help protect collecting staff. The new hours for Covid-19 collections are Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:30 PM. After hour collections may not be accommodated.

Questions about Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)?

If you have questions regarding COVID-19, please call the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) hotline at (833) 427-5634.

COVID-19 Information (Q&A) with Dr. Joe Perkins

What is novel coronavirus?

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new virus and disease unknown before the outbreak began in December 2019. 

Do you think you may have Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe, with the majority being mild. The symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure and include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Flu-like symptoms

1st New Visitor Restrictions in Response to COVID-19.

Please see updated visitor restrictions guidelines.

2nd What should I do if I have these symptoms?

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, first call your primary care provider. Please do not go directly to your doctor’s office or emergency department without calling first, since many can isolate at home without being evaluated in person.

Alternatively, Grand Lake Health System’s “Call a Nurse” service allows you to talk to a registered nurse who is trained to answer your health questions. The call center is open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 12 a.m., who can be contacted at 1-888-910-3335.

How can I protect myself?

The best ways to protect yourself are by washing your hands with sanitizer or using soap and water for at least 20 seconds; not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and avoiding contact with people who are sick.

If you are sick, stay at home, avoid contact with others, and cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. 

Should I wear a face mask?

Yes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing a facial covering. To learn more, visit:

Grand Lake Health System
200 St. Clair Street, St. Marys,
Ohio 45885-2400
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