Daily Update – March 27, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.
There are currently four inpatients in Forrest General Hospital with COVID-19 illness. There are two inpatients currently at Highland Community Hospital.
SUPPLIES OF PPE (Protective Personal Equipment)
PPE continues to remain adequate. We are working with our vendors and resources daily.
FORREST HEALTH COVID-19 HOT LINE
Remember, Forrest General has created a Hot Line telephone number for anyone with general questions regarding COVID-19 or other general questions related to visitors, symptoms, supplies, etc. The Hot Line is staffed with nurses from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., seven days a week.
The Hot Line number is 601-288-1111.
THE COUGH AND FEVER CLINIC NOW OFFERS CURBSIDE TESTING
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Forrest General Hospital and Hattiesburg Clinic are now offering curbside testing for COVID-19. This testing will be provided through the Cough & Fever Clinic, located at the Cloverleaf Medical Plaza at 5909 US Highway 49 in Hattiesburg.
Patients must schedule an appointment online at www.curbsidecovid.com a minimum of three hours in advance to get tested. Drive-thru testing is not available at this time.
As a part of the online scheduling process, patients will be required to complete the registration process. Once these steps have been completed, the patient will receive a confirmation that the curbside appointment has been scheduled.
Upon arrival to the Cough & Fever Clinic, signage and staff will be present with further directions. Cough & Fever Clinic staff members will provide specific instructions to each patient regarding testing protocol, home-care and quarantine, as well as an estimated timeline for results.
Appointments can be made for curbside COVID-19 testing, from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., seven days a week.
Please Note: All FGH employees will be required to see a provider in the clinic rather than utilize the curbside service. This is due to our need to ensure our healthcare providers’ health through an accurate assessment with a physician.
Please refer to our Visitor Policy tab to review our current visitor policy.