COVID-19 Information & Updates

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Do you want to know the updated COVID data? This information is available at all times, to anyone, by going to the Iowa COVID Dashboard at www.coronavirus.iowa.gov. We want to keep our community informed as much as possible. Please know that at Regional Health Services we are diligently monitoring the COVID-19 situation.

  • RHSHC will also be keeping the local community updated as this situation changes. Please refer back to this page for information.
  • Also, follow our Facebook page for the quickest way to see updates from RHSHC.

COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

 

Regional Health Services offers Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations.  This includes booster vaccinations for those eligible. 
  • Pfizer is available to anyone 5 and older. First doses, second doses, and boosters can be scheduled at the Cresco Medical Clinic or Elma Medical Clinic.
  • Moderna is available to anyone 18 and older. First doses, second doses, and boosters can be scheduled at the Cresco Medical Clinic.
  • J&J is available to anyone 18 and older. These can be scheduled at the Cresco Medical Clinic.
  • Watch our Facebook page and webpage for updates.

 

Find upcoming Booster Clinics

 

TO SCHEDULE BOOSTER DOSES:

 

TO SCHEDULE IN CRESCO:

  • Go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/HowardCountyVaccine
    • Choose the type of vaccine and time slot of your choice.
    • If this is your first COVID vaccine – Don’t forget to schedule your booster second dose at this time as well for Pfizer and Moderna.
    • Vaccinations are given at the Cresco Medical Clinic, NOT inside the Respiratory Clinic Building. Google maps may direct you to the Respiratory Clinic, but please be sure to go into Cresco Medical Clinic next door for vaccinations.
  • If you are unable to schedule online or have questions, please call the Cresco Medical Clinic at 563-547-2022, and we can assist you.

 

TO SCHEDULE IN ELMA:

  • Call the Elma Medical Clinic at 641-393-0058.

 

For all other questions, you may call Howard County Public Health at 563-547-2989. If you still need your vaccine, schedule your appointment today!

COVID-19 VACCINE FAQ INFORMATION:

General Information:

 


PATIENT AND VISITOR INFORMATION:

  • All persons are required to wear a surgical mask when in our facilities. If you do not have one, we will provide one for you at the entrance.
  • All people will be screened at check-in.
  • PLEASE CALL before presenting at the clinic if you have a fever and/or respiratory symptoms.

We are now scheduling telehealth video visits for a variety of clinic appointments! Call 563-547-2022 to schedule or to learn more. 


VISITOR RESTRICTIONS:

TWO visitors/support persons allowed per patient/per day. This includes, but is not limited to: Outpatient Services, Hospital, OB, ED, and Clinics.

  • Some exceptions may apply, such as end of life or comfort cares, and will be determined on a case by case evaluation at provider discretion.
  • Visitors must pass the screening and follow masking guidelines.
  • COVID-19 positive patients may not have visitors unless determined differently by the provider/care team.
  • If patient is awaiting results of a COVID-19 test, no visitors allowed until test results have come back negative.
  • Visitors must be 12 or older.
  • Extra visitors may wait in the front lobby.

Screening Process

Visitors need to check in and be screened by volunteers or registration staff and get a “screened” sticker with the date. Questions asked at screening include:

  1. Any fever, respiratory, or COVID-19 symptoms?
  2. Any known exposure to COVID-19?
  3. Are you currently supposed to be in isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19 test result or exposure.

If you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19 please refer to these hotlines:

–  IDPH COVID-19 Hotline: Dial 211

– Cerro Gordo Public Health Hotline: Dial 641-494-3546


COVID TESTING:

To inquire about scheduling a COVID test, call 563-547-2101.

COVID-19 Test Pricing for private pay as of August 1, 2021:

  • State PCR Testing: $38
  • Antigen Testing: $38
  • In-house (same day) PCR Testing: $194