Hospital: Get needed health care when you need it

By Herald Staff

JASPER — Health care providers at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper urge everyone to continue to get the health care they need when they need it, even during COVID-19.

The hospital and its clinics are open, according to a news release, and continue to follow additional safety protocols to provide safe emergency and essential care. Delaying care may create greater risks to your health, the release states. In addition to in-person visits, the hospital's clinics also offer appointments with a provider via computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone with a camera, microphone and access to the internet.

"Utilizing telemedicine services is a great alternative for those who are unable or uncomfortable with coming in for an office visit," said Dr. Adam Dawkins, cardiologist at Memorial Hospital's Heartland Cardiology. "It is important for individuals to continue seeking health care services during this pandemic. We don't want small issues to turn into bigger issues down the road."

For more information on options for health care appointments, call your provider's office. If you are in need of a health care provider, call Memorial Hospital's physician referral line at 812-996-CARE (3273).

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