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Current Maine CDC Guidelines are for ages 16+.   If  you need assistance booking your appointment please call the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging at 764-3396. 

We have received confirmation from Maine CDC that none of the vaccine that we (or anyone in the US) has received was affected by the issues reported in the news last week. The vaccine was manufactured in the Netherlands. None of the vaccine from the Baltimore facility ever left the manufacturing plant. Please be assured that the J & J vaccine we are administering here at HRH met the quality standards at 100% .

Covid -19 and Vaccine Clinic Update

We are seeing an increase of unvaccinated individuals testing positive for Covid-19 in our local area. These positive cases span out across many ages and groups. Positive cases unfortunately can have many negative effects on a community. We are in hopes that all eligible community members will make the decision to get vaccinated for the overall benefit to our community.

In addition to our Johnson and Johnson vaccine clinic this Thursday, 9 to 5 and Friday 8 to 11. We are able to offer an additional Clinic this Saturday morning (April 10) from 8 to 12. Remember these clinics are for people age 18 and up, as the J&J vaccine has only been approved for 18+.

If you do not have access to the internet please contact our partners at the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging at 764-3396 and they will gladly assist you.

If you have questions about whether you should be vaccinated due to health concerns or due to a recent exposure, please contact your Primary Care Provider.

For the most up-to-date information, please call the Houlton Regional Hospital Pandemic Line at 521-2210.

Here’s the latest Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers.

Here is the latest Johnson&Johnson Covid-19 Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

 

When Vaccine is Limited, Who Gets Vaccinated First?

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations.html

HOW YOU CAN HELP

During this time of increased COVID activity in our area, please minimize in-person visits to the hospital for Medical Records and Patient Accounts purposes.  Houlton Regional Hospital offers multiple ways to assist with these needs. 

For Medical Records, call ahead and ask for copies of your records to be mailed to you, or request a quick pick up at the Main Entrance.   The Medical Records Department can be reached at 207-532-2900, x2212.

For Patient Accounts, payments can be made:

  • via mail
  • on our website (www2.houltonregional.org/Billing)
  • in the black lockbox outside the hospital main entrance, or
  • over the phone 

We are pleased to mail a receipt for any payment – simply let us know if one is needed.  If you truly need to meet with the Patient Financial Counselor to discuss options, we do ask that you call ahead and schedule an appointment.  This will help us to allow for appropriate social distancing.  Our Patient Financial Counselor can be reached at 207-532-2900, x2282.

Thank You in advance for your assistance with these matters.  Stay Well and Stay Safe!

12/20/20

Locally, we have just come through a very concerning period of COVID positivity in the greater Houlton region. While we continue to see SOME level of COVID-positive testing each day in the region, the numbers have slowed recently from the raging levels we were seeing just two weeks ago where we saw numerous hospitalizations and, yes, loss of life. We know that masking, social distancing and strong hand hygiene works. When we do all the right things, we prevent COVID positivity rates from skyrocketing. As we now head into the Christmas Season and the New Year, we must once again be evermore careful about what we do. Plan your Christmas and New Years social interactions very carefully to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Now is not the time to let your mask down, or to give up on social distancing. Now is the time to stay the course.

So here’s where we’re at, the sun is just about to start shining on the beginning of the end of this Pandemic, but we aren’t out of the darkness yet. We’ve got some difficult days ahead, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Houlton Regional Hospital will be receiving our initial allotment of recently approved Moderna Vaccine for essential Healthcare workers within the next few days. We will be following CDC guidelines to make sure our vital Healthcare workers are vaccinated to ensure that we’re ready and able to care for the greater Houlton Community. We do not have information yet on when vaccine will be available for the public, but we will be sure to share this information with you just as soon as we know something more. Stay tuned.

– Shawn Anderson
CEO at Houlton Regional Hospital

Houlton Regional Hospital – Quality Care delivered by Exceptional People!

https://www2.houltonregional.org/practical-information-about-covid-19/

https://houltonregional.org/covid-19-tests/
https://houltonregional.org/covid-19-testing-follow-up-instructions/

 

Pictured above  are Houlton Regional Hospital’s CEO, Shawn Anderson and Chief Operating Officer, Gina Brown, RN. They have placed this banner in honor and recognition of all the HEROES working at Houlton Regional Hospital.  COVID-19 has brought many challenges and they both feel the staff here have worked diligently and stayed strong for our patients and the community; and faced those challenges one by one with courage that is to be admired. Shawn and Gina hope when you see this banner you are as proud of the work being done here as they are!

 

Coming to Houlton Regional Hospital to obtain a copy of Medical Records, or to Pay a Bill?

At this time we are still asking for everyone to call ahead to request Medical Record Forms. Please call 521-2212. Arrangements will be made for pick up, or they can be mailed or faxed. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Houlton Regional Hospital fully supports the philosophy that family visitation is important to the patient’s recovery and well-being, but due to the Pandemic our visitation remains limited.

  • Inpatients may have one designated visitor
  • Visits may occur anytime  between 1:00pm and 6:00pm
  • Visitors must be at least 18 years of age
  • Visitors must gel hands, wear a mask, and be screened at the door for signs of illness
  • Visitors will be given a sticker with their name, the date, and room number they are authorized to visit.
  • Exceptions may be made for visitors of Comfort Care patients and LDRP patients.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we strive to keep HRH a safe place for all who need our services!

Houlton Regional Hospital CEO Shawn Anderson said, “What we’re doing is working. Social distancing, hand washing and hand gelling, and masking are clearly making a positive difference in the spread of coronavirus in Maine. Just because our spread is the lowest in the nation, isn’t cause to ease up on what we’re doing. Let’s keep up the momentum!”

Houlton Regional Hospital
Quality Care delivered by Exceptional People

Today’s Covid-19 Statistics by State

States cases Confirmed cases Recovered cases Death cases
California 3697262 1958889 60382
Texas 2829165 2687073 49411
Florida 2118713 1629238 34055
New York 1993324 1270486 51316
Illinois 1276830 1174978 23777
Pennsylvania 1073909 962076 25515
Georgia 1072700 786272 19488
Ohio 1037600 981253 18827
New Jersey 950103 722021 24859
North Carolina 929406 887724 12248
Arizona 849021 815032 17092
Tennessee 822085 797011 12001
Michigan 820404 587283 17563
Indiana 697533 661920 13138
Massachusetts 657578 604352 17379
Virginia 634325 52303 10458
Wisconsin 584739 569194 6676
Missouri 583410 468338 9213
South Carolina 561773 552500 9273
Minnesota 540277 514294 7012
Alabama 518588 325733 10712
Colorado 477443 355636 6296
Louisiana 448838 438622 10216
Oklahoma 442805 425967 6669
Kentucky 432720 50372 6241
Maryland 425247 10006 8444
Utah 389760 378775 2159
Iowa 385341 337567 5857
Washington 378260 182342 5376
Arkansas 332053 324582 5661
Connecticut 321586 277426 7944
Nevada 307704 285264 5332
Mississippi 307332 295569 7095
Kansas 306084 293474 4967
Nebraska 214010 165249 2220
New Mexico 193368 174849 3976
Idaho 183153 102697 1993
Oregon 169338 151275 2440
West Virginia 145754 135806 2742
Rhode Island 141097 8501 2638
South Dakota 119705 115346 1946
Montana 106142 103540 1523
North Dakota 104701 101993 1471
Delaware 98203 88814 1577
New Hampshire 88446 83501 1256
Alaska 62161 53915 309
Wyoming 56873 55688 701
Maine 53745 52995 750
District Of Columbia 45762 32328 1081
Hawaii 30684 30213 471
Vermont 20965 17266 231
Puerto Rico 214983 96999 2152
Guam 7835 7670 136
United States Virgin Islands 2971 2945 26
Northern Mariana Islands 160 158 2
American Samoa 3 3 0
US Military 273503 257837 335
Veteran Affairs 247542 231487 11464
Federal Prisons 54548 52426 234
Navajo Nation 30255 16430 1262
Grand Princess Ship 122 115 7
Wuhan Repatriated 3 3 0
Diamond Princess Ship 46 46 0
total 31,869,996 24,423,589 575,595

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Houlton Regional Hospital is prepared to keep Caregivers, Patients and the Community Safe DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

As Caregivers at Houlton Regional Hospital continue to be prepared for COVID-19 treatment and screening, our steadfast commitment to safely caring for our Patients, our Staff, and our Medical Staff is our top priority. Houlton Regional Hospital has formed a specialized Pandemic (COVID-19) Response Team, consisting of Infection Control, Emergency Care, Hospital Leadership, Nursing Leadership, Medical Staff Leadership, Facilities, Safety and Security that has been working closely with the Maine CDC and is prepared for any potential case of COVID-19 presenting at the hospital. At present, we ask that each person coming to Houlton Regional Hospital please put on a protective mask prior to entering the hospital. 

Need A Mask?

CLICK HERE for easy instructions on how to make a facemask

What Type of Mask Do You Need?

(Information from the Maine CDC)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for severe disease and should consider postponing nonessential travel.

If you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or if you have recently (within 14 days) been in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home.

  • If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.
  • Emergency warning signs include*:
    Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    New confusion or inability to arouse
    Bluish lips or face 
  • *This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
    Please notify the ER before bringing in a patient with possible COVID-19 or alert EMS if they are contacted for transport.

 Information From The  National CDC

Information From the Maine CDC

HRH Local Pandemic Line for a recorded update:
(207) 521-2210

Maine CDC resources for COVID-19 information:
* Contact 211 Maine for answers to frequently asked questions on COVID-19
* Dial 211 (or 1-866-811-5695)
* Text your ZIP code to 898-211
* Email info@211maine.org
* 211 is TTY and Video Relay accessible if calling from Maine
* Visit www.maine.gov/dhhs/coronavirus
* Maine Crisis Hotline number for people having a hard time to cope with the current situation (1-888-568-1112)