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Community Memorial Hospital advises what people should do if they feel they need to be tested for COVID-19

3 20 CMHTOPCommunity Memorial Health System, which has hospitals in Ojai and Ventura, provides advice on its website to the question:

"What should I do if I think I need to be tested for COVID-19?

To view this information on the CMHS website, visit https://www.cmhshealth.org/coronavirus-covid-19/

The CMHS website states:
Ojai Valley Community Hospital, Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, and the Centers for Family Health Urgent Care locations in Santa Paula, Oxnard, and Camarillo have limited COVID-19 tests available.  At this time, we are experiencing an influx of individuals requesting testing. 
"If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please STAY HOME and call your doctor directly.  He or she will be able to provide you with guidance specific to your individual circumstances and help create a plan for testing if needed.  If you do not have a doctor, please call your local urgent care or emergency room BEFORE arriving in person and asking for a test.   
We encourage you to visit the emergency room only if you have a medical emergency or are in a state of medical distress.  
Reminder: Patients with a cough, fever, or shortness of breath cannot be seen at our regular Centers for Family Health locations.  This includes patients who have already scheduled an appointment.  If you or a loved one has ANY of these symptoms, please call your doctor or local urgent care location.  CMHS Urgent Care locations can be found at www.cmhshealth.org/locations .
—Community Memorial Hospital (Ventura) – 805-948-8100
—Ojai Valley Community Hospital (Ojai) – 805-640-2260
The Centers for Family Health Urgent Care centers are in:
— Santa Paula: 242 E. Harvard Blvd., Suite C; 805-525-9595
— Camarillo: 422 Arneill Road, Camarillo; 805-383-2520
— Oxnard: 2921-2929 Saviers Road, Oxnard; 805-487-5585

Midtown Medical Group Update

Effective immediately, patients with a cough, fever or shortness of breath (who cannot be seen at the Centers for Family Health in Ventura), or who live in Ventura, Oak View, or Ojai can be seen at the Midtown Medical Group Family Medicine Clinic. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and would like treatment at MMG please call 805-667-2841 BEFORE showing up at the clinic. This clinic is located at:
2721 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93003

 

Can I Get Tested for COVID-19 at Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, or The Centers for Family Health Urgent Care Locations?

If you are symptomatic and think you need to be tested for COVID-19, please CALL AHEAD BEFORE visiting the CMH Emergency Room, OVCH Emergency Room, or Centers for Family Health Urgent Care locations.

Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and the Centers for Family Health Urgent Care locations are able to perform swabs for COVID-19 testing for those who meet testing criteria.
• The main entrance to Ojai Valley Community Hospital is CLOSED. All patients and essential companions are required to enter through the Emergency Department entrance.

UPDATE: On Tuesday, March 24, CMHS reported that MRI services at Ojai Valley Community Hospital have been suspended until further notice. Patients needing MRIs can be seen at either of the following locations: 

 

Community Memorial Hospital
147 N. Brent Street
Ventura, CA 93003
Main Radiology Number: 805-948-8160

Grossman Imaging
2705 Loma Vista Road Suite 100
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: 805-988-0616

 Thursday, March 19 updates from CMHS:

• On Wednesday, March 18, Community Memorial Health System was informed that one of its physicians at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura tested positive for COVID-19. The physician reports being asymptomatic while at the hospital. Therefore, exposure risk from contact is low.
— We are following CDC guidelines regarding exposure risks for any contacts to ensure the safety and health of our patients, staff and other physicians.
— We are evaluating all exposure risks and will notify individuals accordingly.
— Out of respect for all of the individuals affected, and in accordance with HIPPA guidelines, we will not be releasing the name of the physician who tested positive.
• Entrances to the Community Memorial Hospital Mountain Tower (old hospital) are closed. Patients and essential companions who require access to the Mountain Tower for services will need to enter through the Ocean Tower (new hospital), and will be assisted, as needed, into Mountain Tower from the Ocean Tower.
• All cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation outpatient services at Community Memorial Hospital have been suspended.

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