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Positive Case of COVID-19 at Summerville Medical Center

Post Date:03/18/2020 10:38 AM

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has confirmed a patient at Summerville Medical Center has tested positive for COVID-19.

The patient is a Charleston County resident who arrived at Summerville Medical Center via self-transport. The patient remains in the care of Summerville Medical Center.

Summerville Medical Center continues to restrict visitors to select entrances, where screening protocols have been put in place. Patients showing symptoms of COVID-19 are masked and immediately isolated.

Dorchester County continues to closely monitor the development of cases throughout the state and maintains a direct line of communication with DHEC, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, and Summerville Medical Center. DHEC is the lead agency. 


Virtual Screenings

Residents are encouraged to use virtual screenings prior to arriving at healthcare facilities. 

Trident Health

Trident Medical Center offers free telehealth services. For questions about COVID-19 or other health-related questions the Consult-A-Nurse phone line is free and available 24/7. That number is (843) 797-3463.  Callers will speak to a registered nurse.  

MUSC

MUSC Health is offering free virtual care consultations and screenings to anyone experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms located in South Carolina with the promo code COVID19, for both new and existing patients. If you have immediate health concerns and wish to speak to a medical professional, MUSC recommends a virtual care visit to speak to a provider online. You can also call 843-792-7000 for more information. MUSC Health Virtual Care can be accessed by phone, online, or through chats.