As an essential service, Enterhealth remains open, and we have increased our already rigorous safety protocols. We base all policies, practices, and decisions on the latest scientific information and the recommendations issued by the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Our Infectious Disease Control Committee (IDCC) pre-screens patients and family members for possible exposure to or symptoms of COVID-19. All new patients must meet the following criteria before proceeding with the admissions process:
- All patients are required to take a PCR COVID-19 test within 24 hours of admission to our residential facility or provide proof of full vaccination. For a list of test providers, please contact our intake team at 1-800-388-4601.
- Per CDC guidelines, individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Patients who are fully vaccinated do not need to provide a negative COVID-19 test for admission.
- Some PCR COVID-19 test results are available within 24-48 hours, and patients are welcome to admit and quarantine in their private room surrounded by 24/7 onsite medical staff as they await their test results.
- All admissions are planned appropriately to ensure patient safety, and we can arrange concierge transportation if needed (options and costs may vary based on dates, times, and routes).
In the event that the IDCC clears a patient for admission who later presents with an unacceptable temperature or demonstrates new onset upper respiratory symptoms during the admission process, that patient must immediately be masked and referred to a testing center. The patient cannot be admitted until a COVID-19 test has been performed and is negative and all symptoms have subsided.