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For the safety and health of the community and our ministry, CHRISTUS Health is screening all visitors to our hospitals to help lessen the risk of infectious disease transmission among our patients, associates and guests. We appreciate your understanding as we ask questions to those visiting our campuses about their travel and health as it relates to screening for the COVID-19 symptoms.

Visitors must be 18 years old, and visiting hours will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. In addition, we will be limiting our hours of entry to the main lobby from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Emergency Room entrance will remain opened 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please note, these restrictions may be subject to change.

Additionally, Health Information Management is currently closed to the public. If you need medical records, please use one of the following options:

• MyChart—Using your MyChart login, please send a message to Medical Records with the information you need and where you would like the records sent.

• Please call 903-439- 4045 to speak to staff members who can send your records to care providers for you. If you need the records for yourself, please request an authorization form, complete and return, along with a copy of your identification, to our office via fax or email. The fax number is 903-439-4704. Our mailing address is 115 Airport Road, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482, Attention: Medical Records.

We are available by phone 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

NATIONAL SOCIAL WORK MONTH

Every March, National Social Work Month recognizes the dedication and empathy social workers across the country deliver while providing services to children and adults in need. Social workers are advocates, advisors, counselors and facilitators in schools, clinics, businesses and government offices.

National Social Work Month was first organized in March 1963 by National Association of Social Workers as a way to encourage public support for the profession.

In their roles, they provide support to people of all backgrounds, in our communities and to employers. Their services are provided in crisis situations or when life creates roadblocks and uncertainty. Social workers provide a voice for equal rights for the weakest of us and connect us to resources when we are in need. Thank you to our social

Thank you to our social workers!

PRIMARY CARE

Do you have a Primary Care Provider? As part of our ongoing commitment to the health and wellness of our community, we partner with you to maintain your health with preventative care and treatment of illnesses and injuries. With a number of providers to serve you close to home, we are happy to assist with annual well visits, sick visits and much more. Call our office today to be established with a local provider: 903-885-3181.

CARTER BLOOD DRIVE CHRISTUS Mother

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Sulphur Springs will host a blood drive at the Medical Office Building - Plaza Conference Room at 113 Airport Road, first floor at 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. For more information, contact Patricia Wilson at 903-438-4380.

HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

In light of the recent recommendations by the CDC in regards to social gatherings, all community events hosted by the Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation are postponed through May 1.

COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS

At CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances -Sulphur Springs, we remain vigilant in responding to this evolving situation. We continue to follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines for healthcare facilities and are meeting throughout the day to ensure we are ready to respond to present and potential future needs of our communities.

In addition, we advise anyone who may be ill with fever and cough or shortness of breath and have had travel to any region that has known community spread of COVID-19 or if you have any of the above symptoms and exposure to a person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, call 1-800- 458-4559 to be connected to our CHRISTUS COVID Hotline.

For more information on COVID-19 and preventive measures, visit www. CDC.gov.