CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCE CENTER FOR LRMC
Liberty Regional Medical Center is closely monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory illness, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We continue to work closely with the CDC and the local and state Departments of Public Health in updating our response plans to ensure the safety of our patients, residents and team members.
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Latest Updates at LRMC
1/11/21 - COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available to those 65+, their Caregivers and 1st Responders
Liberty Regional has been administering vaccines as part of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Phase 1A Vaccine Administration Plan for Georgia. The first tier included our healthcare workers - nurses, physicians, EMS, laboratory technicians, environmental services and others, as well as our residents and staff of our Coastal Manor Long Term Care facility.
The DPH has now advanced to the next tier within Phase 1A and Liberty Regional Medical Center will be opening up appointments beginning Monday, January 11th for vaccines to be given to adults 65+ and their caregivers, as well as to 1st Responders - law enforcement, fire personnel (including volunteer fire departments), Dispatchers and 911 Operators.
The vaccines will be administered by appointment only and are available at our Walk-in Clinic at the hospital in Hinesville from 10am until 12noon, Monday through Friday, and at our Midway Primary Care Clinic from 1pm until 3pm, Monday through Friday. Please call one of the following offices to schedule your vaccine appointment:
462 E.G. Miles Parkway, Hinesville
Midway Primary Care Clinic
586 Islands Highway, Midway
We are administering the 2-dose Moderna vaccine with the 2nd dose one month later. At the time of the first vaccine, an appointment will be scheduled for the 2nd. For those 65 and older, a consent form is needed, along with a drivers license and an insurance card. 1st Responders must have the consent form and their Identification Badge.
Please print this consent form, complete and bring with you to your appointment.
Additional information regarding the vaccine can also be found below and on our website:
COVID-19 Vaccine Educational Resources:
4/18/20 - New Coastal Health District COVID-19 Screening Call Center Number
The Department of Public Health's Coastal Health District now has a new COVID-19 Call Center to screen individuals. The Call Center number is 912-230-9744 and will take calls Monday through Friday from 8am until 7pm and on Saturday from 8:30am until 5pm.
The Coastal Health District includes the counties of Liberty, Long, Bryan, McIntosh, Glynn, Chatham, Effingham and Camden.
The following individuals may request testing:
- Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough and shortness of breath.
- Those without symptoms who are healthcare workers, emergency responders, critical infrastructure workers, and people living or working in group settings such as long term care facilities.
3/27/2020 - Liberty Regional Walk-in Clinic Temporarily Closed
Effective March 30, 2020, our Walk-in Clinic located at the hospital will be temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our efforts to keep our patients and staff safe. You may schedule a Virtual Visit through Telemedicine or a Phone Visit with one of our providers:
Liberty Family Medicine
Calin Badea, MD
Rebecca Shaver, PA
Martha Kitchings, FNP
Midway Primary Care Clinic
Traiana Pacurar, MD
Lisa Crews, FNP
3/26/2020 - Telemedicine and Telephone Visits offered at our Physician Practices - click on link below for more info:
3/25/2020 - Visitor Restrictions for Business Office & Human Resources
Effective today, our Business Annex Offices, located in the Hinesville Square Shopping Center, will be closed to walk-in public access. This includes our Business Office and Human Resources Department. Payments can still be made as follows:
Mail: P.O. Box 16226, Atlanta, GA 30021
For questions or assistance with Financial Counseling, please contact a representative by calling one of the following numbers:
For questions or assistance with Human Resources matters, please contact a representative by using the following:
Phone Number: 912-369-9468
Fax Number: 912-877-5751
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to do everything we can to protect our patients, visitors and staff.
3/19/2020 - Weekend Patient Entrance
In our effort to continue to keep our patients and staff safe, our main entrance doors will be locked from 7pm on Friday evenings until 6:30am on Monday mornings. All patients must enter through our Emergency Department. Thank you for your understanding.
3/18/2020 - Visitor Restrictions for our Hospital
Due to continuing and recommended changes related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the way healthcare facilities are managing patients and visitors, and to ensure the safest and healthiest environment for our patients and staff at Liberty Regional, effectively immediately, we will no longer accept visitors into the hospital. At this time we are unsure of the length of time this restriction will remain in effect. You may contact an inpatient by dialing 912-448-5 + the room #. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call our main line at 912-369-9400 and a staff member will assist you. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as the situation with this disease evolves.
Please continue to follow our Facebook page and visit our website at www.libertyregional.org for any and all further updates. You may also find valuable resources on our website regarding COVID-19.
3/13/2020 - Visitor Restrictions for Coastal Manor Long Term Care
Due to continued concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our diligence in keeping all of our residents free from infection, we are implementing a restriction on visitation at our Coastal Manor Long Term Care facility in Ludowici. Beginning at 8:00 pm today, at the end of our normal visiting hours, we will no longer be accepting any visitors into our facility. We are unsure of the length of time this restriction will remain in effect. The nursing home staff is in the process of communicating this information to the family members of our residents. We continue to stay in close contact with our local and state Departments of Public Health and with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to remain up to date with the latest information.
The main contact number to the nursing home is 912-545-3392 should you need assistance at any time. If you should have an emergency and need to contact a resident of the facility, please call the main line and a staff member will assist you. Our facility also has a doorbell system that can be used should anyone arrive at the facility without knowledge of these visitor restrictions and need assistance from our staff.
1. Wash your hands often and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
4. Stay home when you are sick.
5. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
7. Take your flu vaccine and if prescribed flu antivirals.
If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 and develop symptoms of this virus, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and any exposure.
If you are a resident in a community where person-to-person spread of COVID-19 has been detected and you develop symptoms, call your healthcare provider.
For people who are ill with COVID-19 but are not sick enough to be hospitalized, please follow CDC guidance on how to reduce the risk of spreading your illness to others. People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness.
If you have been in China or other affected areas or have been exposed to someone sick with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, you will face some limitations on your movement and activity for up to 14 days. Please follow instructions during this time. Your cooperation is integral to the ongoing public health response to try to slow the spread of this virus.
If you are a healthcare worker, be on the look-out for people who recently traveled from China or other affected areas and who have symptoms associated with COVID-19 as well as people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or pneumonia of unknown cause.
If you are a healthcare worker caring for a COVID-19 patient, please follow recommended infection prevention procedures.
State & National Resources
You may find the these websites to be great resources as well for the latest information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)