Genesis provides guidelines for COVID-19

By Christine Holmes, News Director

Genesis Healthcare System is requesting that the public follow a series of steps and guidelines before being tested for COVID-19.

Anyone of the belief that they are in need of medical attention is first asked to call their family doctor. Those without family doctors should call the Genesis NurseLine at (740) 455-4949.

After making an appointment, patients should call the doctor’s office from the parking lot when they arrive and wait for someone from the office to take them directly into an exam room.

Anyone making appointments with a Genesis Medical Group provider is only permitted to bring one visitor with them at the appointment.

The purpose of taking these steps is to protect the doctor’s office and its visitors from becoming infected of exposed to the coronavirus.

Patients without symptoms are not qualified for testing or release to return to work.