Covid-19

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How you can do your Part

How You Can Do Your Part

*First and foremost, please stay at home for anything other than essential activities such as groceries or picking up prescriptions. 

Staying at home is critical. This means no parties, no gatherings at friends’ homes, no bar-b-ques or weddings; it means not attending church services or many of the other social activities we all enjoy. We cannot stress enough the importance of staying at home and away from other people who do not live in your home. 

*Wash your hands with soap, for at least 20 seconds, multiple times a day. 

*Do not touch your face. [Do you know the average person touches their face up to 23 times per hour? Whoa!]

Access to Medical Care During COVID-19 Outbreak

Our primary responsibility during these unprecedented times is to care for residents of Miller County.  As many hospitals, we are focused on the immediate task at hand, using our resources wisely and protecting staff and those in our care. For HAMC, we have the additional duty to protect our nursing home patients and our long-term vent care patients, who are both very vulnerable to COVID-19. With this in mind, we respectfully ask that if you do not live in Miller County, please do not come to this facility for care or for COVID testing. Every county in our area has a hospital and testing capability; please use the facility in your county so we have the resources we need to care for the people who need care at our facility. 
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Think You Have COVID-19?

Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed are see physicians in Miller County, please call 229.758.3304 before going to the Emergency Department or our drive-through clinic.

Also, the Georgia Department of Public Health has established a COVID-19 hotline. This hotline can assist with questions or concerns. If you feel that you have been exposed to the virus, the hotline is able to direct you to appropriate care: Hotline Number: (844) 442-2681

Need to See a Doctor?

Miller County Medical Center and R.E. Jennings Clinic have implemented Car Visits for patients who are in need of medical care that is not related to COVID-19. These visits will allow the patient to stay in their vehicle while being seen and treated by a Clinician or Practitioner. These visits are by appointment only.

Please use the following contact information to schedule a visit:

  • Miller County Medical Center: 229.758.3304
  • R.E. Jennings Clinic: 229.725.4251

COVID-19 Resources

The following links are to resources that have done an outstanding job of updating their websites and social media platforms with accurate information as this pandemic evolves.

Visitation Policy

Due to COVID-19, we have instituted a strict no visitor policy for Miller County Hospital and Miller Nursing Home. We understand this is difficult and that you prefer to see your loved ones, but we must take drastic measures to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and the people who are in our nursing home. The only exception we are making to the no visitor policy at this time is for end-of-life circumstances. 

Help our Hometown Heroes

We LOVE our community! You guys are the best.  So many people, churches and businesses have asked how they can help support our staff and give encouragement to our nursing home residents during the COVID-19 Crisis and we thank you. Of course, we have to weigh safety along with the spirit of giving and community – as well as approve and coordinate efforts. If you would like to do something to show your support, please call 229.758.5953 and let’s talk!

One quick and easy way to show your support is to send a virtual note of encouragement via Kudos! https://millercountyhospital.com/kudos