Fall River Health Services Continues to Take COVID-19 Precautions
Fall River Health Services continues their efforts to address COVID-19 concerns and has the best interest of their community at heart. Everyone who enters the facility is required to wear a mask. Our patients will be screened when checking in for their appointment. If any questions are answered 'yes', the patient will return to their car and be referred to the COVID nurse to assess whether a COVID test is necessary.
It is still highly recommended that if you are wondering if you should be screened for COVID-19, or if you are unsure whether you should come to the clinic for evaluation of any concerns, please call FRHS Rural Health Clinic at 745.8928 in advance.
We are doing our best to prevent COVID-19 from entering FRHS. If a patient requires treatment within the facility, FRHS will take full precautions to keep staff and patients safe.
Please return to your car and call 605-745-8928, regardless if you have been vaccinated, if you:
* Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14
* Are experiencing TWO or more new or worsening
symptoms listed below, as you may need a COVID
test prior to entering the facility.
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of taste or smell
- Red eyes
- Runny nose
- Severe headache
- Bruising or bleeding
- Abdominal pain
- Unexplained fatigue
- Sore throat
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
If you believe you are experiencing COVID-19/Coronavirus symptoms click here.
If it is determined that you require a COVID-19 test, Fall River Health Services has drive-up testing services, so you can stay in your car while you are tested.
Some states require residents and visitors to be tested for COVID-19 before they can enter the state. Fall River Health Services does offer this type of travel testing, but a charge of $201 will be incurred. There are U.S. Food and Drug Administration-authorized self-testing services that let you collect either a nasal swab or saliva sample. You still need to send your sample to a laboratory for analysis. A list of those services can be found here.
Effective May 1st, the CDC has given the approval for health care facilities to collect the appropriate administration fee from your health care plan for the COVID 19 vaccine. What this means to you as the patient, your vaccine will continue to be free, however Fall River Health Services, will bill your insurance for the administration fee only. If your insurance does not cover this administration fee, you will not be charged.
Currently there are no disruption for scheduled appointments. Please plan on arriving early to allow time to go through our screening processes.
Fall River Health Services reminds you that the Emergency Room is not for COVID-19 testing or advice; please call FRHS Rural Clinic at 745.8928 for these needs. It's important that our Emergency Department team is available for patients with emergency symptoms.
Due to COVID-19 and the safety of our patients and staff, Fall River Health Services continues to implement a visitor policy. Fall River Health Services and Seven Sisters Living Center have opened up limited visitation; but please note that this policy could change on a daily basis based on the current situation. Please call first to assure visitors are being accepted. FRHS requires all visits to be scheduled due to staffing and not more than 4 people at a time. Schedule your appointments for SSLC at: 605.745.3460 or with the FRHS Hospital at 605.745.8910.
We ask that you continue to wash your hands, practice smart social distancing, and wear a mask when out in public.
Visit www.cdc.gov or Covid.sd.gov for further information.