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NCCH plans to use the Rose C. Allan Senior Center located behind the Hospital (990 W Scott St.) as the vaccination location. NCCH will post when the operations will start for each phase on our web page and on social media pages.
It is important to note that the vaccine requires two shots in order to be effective. The second shot is critical to achieve the desired effects of the vaccine. The second vaccine must be administered approximately 24 days after the first.

At the time of the first vaccination, you will be given a card with the brand of your vaccine, as you must get the same brand for the second shot. NCCH plans to use the same location for your follow up dose.


 
When do I test for COVID-19?

Test for COVID-19 if you have symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, muscle aches, nausea/vomiting.

Test for COVID-19 if you have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Close contact is defined by the CDC as someone within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes, starting 2 days before illness onset or 2 days prior to positive COVID-19 test result.


Should I get tested again after I have recovered from my symptoms?

If you have recovered from your symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19, you may continue to test positive for three months or more without being contagious to others. For this reason, you should only be tested if you develop new symptoms of possible COVID-19.



Covid-19/Coronavirus

COVID-19 Testing Lane
A COVID-19 testing lane has been marked in front of the main lobby. It is open for testing Monday-Friday from 7am to 4pm. STARTING MONDAY, Dec. 21, COVID testing will be open outside from 7am to 1pm. No testing on Christmas Day or new Year's Day.

Vehicles should turn in from Bowie Street and go toward Arizona Avenue. Please stay off of Rex Allen Drive and line up from the other side if necessary. Call (520) 384-3541 to reach the registration desk for your test. Please remember to wear your mask. 

No visitors are allowed at this time, unless accompanying a child.

Mask Up Arizona
Northern Cochise Community Hospital wants everyone to stay safe through the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ensuring safe care for patients, protecting health care professionals providing patient care, and supporting the health and safety of communities requires every one of us to work together. To do so, NCCH would like you to be informed about best practices during the pandemic. Please visit these up-to-date official resources:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-
ncov/index.html


Up-to-date resource on what to do to slow the spread of COVID-19 and what to do if you feel sick or need to care for a person with coronavirus.
Resources for healthcare professionals Cochise County 

Coronavirus Response Hub: https://covid-cochisehealth.hub.arcgis.com/

Up-to-date information on the status of COVID-19 in Cochise County.

Arizona Department of Health Services: https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiologydisease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-home

Up-to-date information on the status of COVID-19 in Arizona.
Access the latest announcements, statistics, and statements from the State Government.
Also, what you need to know about cloth face coverings: https://directorsblog.health.azdhs.gov/cloth-face-coverings-what-you-need-to-know/

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19


Outpatient services open at NCCH

Lab, Imaging, and Rehab (Physical Therapy) are OPEN at NCCH.

Current Rehab patients may go through the Rehab door on Bowie Street. Lab and Imaging patients go  through the front lobby entrance. All patients will be screened.

As has been the case, the Sulphur Springs Medical Center and the Sunsites Medical Center are open for appointments. Please call 520-384-4421 for SSMC and 520-826-1088 for SMC.

For questions regarding Specialty Clinics, please call 520-766-6575.

What we know about the Coronavirus

Symptoms
For confirmed 2019-nCoV infections, reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include:
Fever
Cough
Shortness of breath
And numerous others

Prevention
There is currently a vaccine/booster shot to help massively decrease the chances of spreading the 2019-nCoV infection. To find a vaccine location in your area call 1-800-232-0233 or text your zip code to 438829. Other ways to slow down transmission of the infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
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.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Treatment
People infected with 2019-nCoV should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.

Steps to help prevent the spread of 2019-nCoV if you are sick:

Stay home except to get medical care
You should not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas, and do not use public transportation or taxis.

Separate yourself from other people in your home
As much as possible, you should stay in a different room from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.

Call ahead before visiting your doctor
Before your medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, 2019-nCoV infection. This will help the healthcare provider's office take steps to keep other people from getting infected.

Wear a facemask
You should wear a facemask when you are in the same room with other people and when you visit a healthcare provider. If you cannot wear a facemask, the people who live with you should wear one while they are in the same room with you.

Cover your coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or you can cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can, and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Wash your hands
Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid sharing household items
You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding, or other items with other people in your home. After using these items, you should wash them thoroughly with soap and water.

Monitor your symptoms
Get medical care quickly if your illness is getting worse (for example if you are having trouble breathing). Call the healthcare provider ahead of time and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, 2019-nCoV infection. This will help the healthcare provider's office take steps to keep other people from getting infected.

Avoid contact with pets and other animals
Do not handle pets or other animals while sick. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with 2019-nCoV, several types of coronaviruses can cause illness in animals and spread between animals and people. Until we know more, avoid contact with animals and wear a facemask if you must be around animals or care for a pet.