COVID-19 Update: Reminders for Our Community

As we maintain our commitment to staying connected during this unprecedented time, Mid Coast–Parkview Health would like to share some important information with our community.

As you know, there have been several changes to how our organization delivers care in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as your local healthcare provider, Mid Coast–Parkview Health remains fully equipped to serve your care needs.

While non-essential visits remain on hold, please remember our care network is still able to care for any community member who needs it. Mid Coast Hospital and each of our Mid Coast Medical Group practices are following CDC guidelines and maintaining safe practices. Additionally, each of our primary care and specialty care practices are offering telephone and telehealth visits should you need a consultation. Patients can use the visit to talk about medical concerns or symptoms, get a prescription, and discuss a diagnosis. If your provider feels that you need to be evaluated in person, he or she will refer you to the appropriate care setting.

If your provider has ordered lab work or you require regular lab draws as part of your ongoing healthcare, our laboratory service centers at the Parkview Campus and Mid Coast Medical Group–Bath Internal Medicine are available for non-respiratory ill patients. Both the Parkview Campus and Bath laboratory service centers are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and offer online check-in ahead of appointments. You will be provided with a mask as soon as you enter the facility, and all of the care team members will also be wearing a mask.

Physical distancing remains the best way to help our providers and staff as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. However, it is also extremely important to take your health seriously and seek the care you need in a timely manner.

If you have any questions about your health, please call your primary care provider before coming to the practice, Walk-In Clinic, or Emergency Department. Our COVID-19 Information Line is also available to answer questions and provide guidance by calling (207) 373-6699. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

With a statewide stay-at-home order in place through April 30, all Mainers should be staying at home as much as possible unless they need to leave for an essential job or activity.

When in public, it is crucial to maintain a distance of at least six feet from other people, and the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in settings where physical distance is hard to maintain, such as grocery stores or pharmacies. It is also crucial to wash hands frequently for 20 seconds or more with soap and water, especially after being in public, and to avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. To learn more about CDC guidelines, please visit www.cdc.gov/covid19.

For the most up-to-date information on our organization’s COVID-19 response, visit www.midcoasthealth.com/covid19.

Mid Coast–Parkview Health remains dedicated to our mission of caring for the health of this community, and as always, we greatly appreciate your support in doing so.