Le Lézard
Classified in: Covid-19 virus
Subjects: Product/Service, Advisory

UNC Health Halts Asymptomatic COVID Testing in Hospital Emergency Departments


Effective immediately, UNC Health hospitals will no longer administer COVID tests to the general public who are not experiencing symptoms in their emergency departments (EDs). With the impact of the Omicron variant, emergency departments at hospitals across the nation have been overwhelmed with patients, and UNC Health is no exception to the current surge of COVID cases.

"To ensure that our EDs have the time and tools to properly care for all patients seeking emergent care in our hospitals across North Carolina, we are pausing COVID testing for patients without symptoms," explained UNC Health Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Matt Ewend. "Our EDs will only test patients for COVID-19 if they have symptoms or require admission to the hospital for other reasons."

UNC Health is following guidance which the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) provided this week. This policy applies to the following UNC Health entities and serves as guidance for other UNC Health entities:

Approaching winter weather makes it even more important that we use our ED resources to care for true emergencies. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and are in need of testing, we recommend these COVID-19 testing options:

As always, if you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or visit your nearest Emergency Department.

You also can check the UNC Health COVID resource page here regularly for updates.

About UNC Health

UNC Health is an integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. It exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care.

UNC Health is comprised of UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, ranked consistently among the best medical centers in the country; the UNC School of Medicine, a nationally eminent research institution; Pardee UNC Health Care in Hendersonville; Chatham Hospital in Siler City; Johnston Health in Clayton and Smithfield; UNC Lenoir Health Care in Kinston; Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro; Caldwell UNC Health Care in Lenoir; Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount; UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden, Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, UNC Health Southeastern in Lumberton, UNC Health Blue Ridge in Morganton, CarolinaEast in New Bern, UNC REX Healthcare and its provider network in Wake County; and the UNC Physicians Network.

For more information, please visit www.unchealth.org


These press releases may also interest you

at 08:55
The "Canned Seafood Market Size, Share & Trend Analysis Report by Product (Tuna, Salmon, Sardines, Other Fish, Prawns, Shrimps, Other Seafood), by Distribution Channel (Foodservice, Retail), by Region and Segment Forecasts, 2022-2030" report has been...

at 08:51
Fingerprint padlock innovator BenjiLock will join more than 200 other exhibitors this week at the 2022 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. After gaining acclaim on ABC's Shark Tank, BenjiLock has grown rapidly, changing the way consumers think about and use...

at 08:50
Allied Market Research published a report, titled, "Bio Succinic Acid Market by End Use (Industrial, Food, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020-2030". According to the report, the global Bio...

at 08:49
Organizations appear to be simplifying pay philosophy and policies surrounding geographic pay, according to a new study published by WorldatWork. The survey, "Geographic Pay Policies," reveals that organizations are increasingly considering single...

at 08:48
"The ElleVet Project" ? the national nonprofit of the science-focused pet CBD+CBDA company ElleVet Sciences ? is proud to announce the return of its veterinary relief tour providing much-needed FREE veterinary care, food and supplies to the pets of...

at 08:45
The "Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing and Research Services Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Service (Manufacturing, Research), by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2022-2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's...



News published on 15 january 2022 at 21:55 and distributed by: