Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a presumptive positive or confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office. For more information regarding the coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
As leaders in mental healthcare, we are making every effort to avoid inciting unnecessary panic or anxiety among our clients and families, and we are taking every measure to protect them – along with our employees – during this dynamic situation. We are closely monitoring information provided by key government, regulatory and local entities. In the interest of protecting the health and safety of our patients, staff and our community, the following have been implemented.
Our staff of healthcare providers is currently equipped to keep patients and our workers safe. However, it is expected that over the next few weeks, we will experience a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). If you are interested in providing items (donated or hand-made) to our Facility, kindly follow the user-friendly instructions here. We thank you for your generosity and your time.
Due to the rise in COVID cases across the region, at this time Prairie St. John’s is again moving to virtual visitation only for our inpatient population, with our last day of in-person visitation being Wednesday, 10/28/2020.
Virtual visitation will be done via tablet during the following times:
Child and Adolescent patients
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Please know that at this time there is still no visitation in residential. We thank you for your understanding and appreciate your flexibility as we work to keep our patients, staff, families, and the community safe.
Holidays will have special visitation times assigned according to age group.
The CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures:
Thank you for your cooperation and for being an advocate for the health of your loved ones and all patients in our care.