Orange Coast Medical Center MemorialCare and Fountain Valley Regional Hospital have established protocol for Fountain Valley residents with possible exposure to coronavirus. Experience FV spoke with local hospital representatives and the main takeaway hospitals want you to know is to call them before coming into the facility and to practice good hygiene and sanitation.
Testing For Possible InfectionCoronavirus test kits have been distributed throughout Orange County however they are limited and not all possible exposure cases are going to be tested. A Fountain Valley Regional Hospital representative said “We test for the virus but only for patients who are high risk and it depends on the doctors orders, if he feels it’s necessary. We only have limited kits so we’re only doing high risk. Other than that if its an emergency come in to the ER or call 911.” Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center – 11100-11190 Warner Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. PH: 714-966-7200
Call Before Going To The HospitalA representative for MemorialCare said: “If you feel like you have been contacted or anything to do with the coronavirus give us a call and let us know your symptoms. Due to high call volume, and so people don’t get contaminated with one another, it’s best for them to reach out to the nurse and nurse will let you know how to proceed about it. That’s how were handling the coronavirus.” Fountain Valley MemorialCare – 11420 Warner Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. PH: 877-696-3622
Pets & Covid19Currently there is no test for coronavirus for pets and animals. The Center For Disease Control says to restrict contact with pets if you are sick. The CDC website states, “Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus.” Experience FV contacted the VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital representative who said, “The hospital manager said there is nothing we can do if a pet has coronavirus. There is no testing for animals. We recommend monitoring your pet at home. If your pet is acting normal there nothing we can do at this point.” VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital – 18300 Euclid St, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Ph: 714-241-9001
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