COVID-19, Gerber Memorial Hospital
Pandemic changes Gerber Memorial lab, rehab, diagnostic services
March 16, 2020
FREMONT, Mich., March 16, 2020 – Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial announced today that it is limiting outpatient rehab services at the Fremont/Tamarac and Newaygo locations. Gerber Memorial is also moving lab services from the hospital in Fremont to Tamarac and cancelling diagnostic exams.
OUTPATIENT REHAB: Rehab services will be significantly scaled back and staff are calling people with appointments to postpone or reschedule. The changes to rehab begin Tuesday, March 17 through March 27, and will be evaluated weekly. For more information, contact rehab in Fremont at 231.924.3195 and in Newaygo at 231.652.5079.
LAB: The outpatient lab located at Gerber Memorial’s hospital will be relocated to Tamarac, 1401 W. Main, Fremont, starting on Tuesday. Hours for the relocated lab, which will remain open to the public, are: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The lab will be closed Saturdays and Sundays.
People who want to give specimens for COVID-19 testing must go to the hospital. They must enter through the Emergency Department entrance to be screened. A hospital worker will swab the person and the specimen will be tested at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services lab or four private labs in Michigan.
DIAGNOSTIC: Gerber Memorial is cancelling all non-urgent outpatient diagnostic exams, including mammograms, MRIs, CT scans, walk-in X-rays and other services. Diagnostic mammograms and breast biopsies, as well as procedures ordered as urgent, will continue to be performed. Hours will vary for different services. For questions, contact: 231-924-1365