Union Health sets up mobile medical facilities to prepare for possible COVID-19 needs

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Union Health has set up a portable medical tent to prepare for possible COVID-19 cases; however, representatives said there “is not need for alarm.”

The tent is currently set up outside the main entrance to the Emergency Department at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

“These tents are designed to be used as mobile medical facilities, and one like this was last used by Union Health Clinical Staff in the Fan Care areas at the Terre Haute Air Show,” a Union Health Facebook post explained.

The tent was set up as a precautionary measure, according to the hospital.

“The decision was made by the Union Health Incident Command Center in the event we begin to see a significant influx (surge) of patients presenting to ED at Union Hospital on the Terre Haute campus,” the Facebook post said. “This mobile medical tent will allow Union Health/Union Hospital clinical staff to assess patients presenting with COVID-19 symptoms in an area separate from other patients, should the need arise.”

More information, including screening information for patients and visitors and updated visitor restrictions is available at www.myunionhealth.org.

The hospital also announced a hotline has been created to inform the community on the latest developments surrounding the Coronavirus, COVID-19. Call (812)-238-4871 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 days a week.

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