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Covid-19 Updates & Vaccination Information

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Mary Rutan Hospital follows the Ohio Department of Health guidelines and is currently accepting requests for Covid-19 vaccines from those 12 years of age and older. If you are an area resident and meet this age guideline, please call 937-592-8805 to schedule.

At this time, receiving a callback and securing an appointment should happen within days of calling our vaccination call center at 937-592-8805. We will continue to schedule appointments as vaccine delivery is confirmed.

VACCINATION FORM (Please print, complete and bring to your scheduled appointment.)

Covid-19 Information

Patients and visitors must wear a mask or face covering at the hospital and all offsite locations. Mary Rutan Hospital is requesting that patients and visitors wear their own mask or face covering. If they do not have one, one will be provided for the duration of their visit. This is a strict policy that will not be modified unless medically indicated.

Several additional safety measures have been implemented to protect patients and employees during the worldwide pandemic. These include enhanced and frequent sanitizing, social distancing, testing and telemedicine options.

We have precautions and protocols in place to protect our patients and employees. Patients can safely seek healthcare services in our emergency department, urgent care, physician offices, clinics, and hospital.

A summary of what patients can expect as COVID-19 precautions remain in effect:

  • Reconfigured waiting areas to allow for social distancing
  • Mandatory use of masks or face coverings for everyone
  • Extended schedules and telemedicine options to further limit the number of patients in clinic spaces
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all shared surfaces and exam rooms
  • Visitor restrictions
  • COVID-19 testing for patients prior to surgery

Mary Rutan Hospital’s latest visitation policy and patient guidelines will allow:

General visitation guidelines

  • All visitors at all locations must wear a face covering at all times within the facility. Visitors are asked to bring their own face covering. Visitors who refuse to wear a face covering will not be permitted to enter the facility.
  • Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to visit.
  • Visitation exceptions may be made based on specific situations such as end-of-life and the patient’s care provision requirements at the time of the visit request.
  • No visitors will be allowed for any suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient.

Hospital inpatient and ICU patients

    • Two healthy adult visitors at a time for each patient experiencing inpatient and ICU care.

Hospital surgery and outpatient (for example, lab testing, radiology imaging, cardiology testing, clinic appointments on the main hospital campus)

    • One healthy adult visitor at a time per patient.

Emergency Department

    • One healthy adult visitor at a time per patient, hours are not restricted in this area.
    • Two healthy parents or guardians will be permitted with a patient who is a minor child (under 18 years old).

Family Birth Center

    • Two healthy adult visitor at a time for laboring and obstetric patients.

Mary Rutan Health Center, Urgent Care, Imaging Center and all physician clinics located off of the main hospital campus

    • One healthy adult visitor per patient.

Parking and entering Mary Rutan Hospital

All patients are now required to enter through the Emergency Department; this entrance will be open 24/7. The cardiology entrance will be accessible for cardiology patients only, Monday – Friday between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm.

The Irving Avenue parking lot (directly across from the Emergency Department entrance) is reserved for visitors and patients. It is the most convenient parking lot to access the Emergency Department entrance.

COVID-19 testing (both PCR and rapid antigen testing)

Mary Rutan Hospital continues to follow the Ohio Department of Health guidelines to prioritize testing for COVID-19. With a provider’s order, individuals who are symptomatic or receiving essential surgeries/procedures are typically receiving a PCR test. When this test is deemed appropriate, the charge is $120. In addition, rapid antigen testing is available when visiting the Mary Rutan Hospital Urgent Care (for those who are symptomatic), at a cost of $65.

All testing facilities are required to report positive test results to the Logan County Health District. The total number of positive tests in Logan County are made available daily and can be viewed here: www.loganhealth.org.

COVID-19 IgG antibody testing

Mary Rutan Hospital is now offering COVID-19 IgG antibody testing. A physician order is required, which can be obtained from your primary care provider or a visit to the Mary Rutan Hospital Urgent Care.

Specimens are collected by the Mary Rutan Hospital Laboratory at either the Hospital campus or Mary Rutan Hospital Urgent Care. Specimens will be sent to Quest Diagnostics for testing.

In addition to charges billed directly by your provider, the cost for the antibody test is $100.

Medical records requests

Due to Covid-19, the Medical Records department can not accept in-person requests. If you are seeking copies of your medical record, please make this request by calling 937.599.7026 (press3) or request online here.

What are the best resources to stay up-to-date?

Stay informed about the COVID-19 situation from public health officials and other credible sources like the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus, ODH website at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov or the Logan County Health District at www.loganhealth.org.