Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin has opened 13 respiratory care sites, including seven in southeastern Wisconsin, designed for patients who have or may have COVID-19. “Clinicians and associates at these locations are specially trained in the use of personal protective equipment and disinfection that will occur during and between each patient visit,” Patricia Golden, a physician and primary care medical director of Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin, said in a statement.
Patients will need to be screened before visiting or being allowed to enter a respiratory care site. They can be screened by a registered nurse by calling the office of their local Ascension physician or other clinician.
Ascension Wisconsin, the second-largest health system in Wisconsin, has established a dedicated hotline for COVID-19 questions. This can be accessed toll free, 24/7 by calling 1-833-981-0711.