March 15th: Like all South Carolina hospitals, AnMed Health Cannon is responding to the changes related to the COVID-19 outbreak. With potential cases identified in our community, AnMed Health Cannon is taking appropriate steps to minimize exposure and spread, including implementing significant visitor restrictions. See official statement here for full details.
What you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19)
AnMed Health Cannon is monitoring the outbreak of COVID19 and taking the necessary steps to prepare. We are mobilizing our resources to protect patients, visitors, and teammates. The health care system has activated its Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) which is designed to respond to national disasters and infectious disease outbreaks.
Please visit the SC DHEC website to view up to date information on potential or confirmed cases in South Carolina.
Who is at risk?
- Those with recent travel to geographic areas affected by COVID-19
- Stay up to date with current CDC travel advisories here
- Close contacts of someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19
- We are monitoring the situation closely here in the US to provide timely updates regarding local geographic risk
Testing is not currently available at your primary care doctor’s office, urgent care, or the emergency department like a flu test would be. You should call ahead to a doctor’s office if you think you may be at risk for COVID-19. Currently, testing can only be arranged if recommended by your doctor and approved by the health department. Limited access to testing is an issue nationally and we are working hard for more access to testing.
If you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), MUSC Health is offering a free virtual visit for COVID-19 screenings. Just enter promo code COVID19. Click here for more information and instructions on how to engage in a virtual visit.
- If you enter into a medical facility to seek care for a respiratory illness please place a mask on as soon as possible.
- Cover a cough
- Avoid close contact within 6 feet of someone with a cough
- Wash hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer frequently
- Avoid shaking hands
- Masks not recommended for people who are well
- Avoid all non-essential travel outside of the U.S.
- Stay home from work or public spaces if sick
For more information:
- For FAQs on the COVID-19, visit the CDC FAQs page here
- South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) website
- DHEC Care Line – 1.855.472.3432 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays
- Centers for Disease Control CDC website
If you have general questions about COVID-19, the DHEC Care Line is here to help. Call 1-855-472-3432. Staff are answering calls from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. DHEC is closely monitoring a rapidly emerging outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in the city of Wuhan, China. Cases have been confirmed in other countries, including the United States.