Community, COVID-19

Spectrum Health Extends Cancellations Through April 13

Includes appointments, elective surgeries and non-urgent care

**This release is now out of date. For the most up to date information on cancellations, visit the https://newsroom.spectrumhealth.org/fyi/. 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 27, 2020 – In a continued effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Spectrum Health is canceling appointments, surgeries and procedures that are not urgent or emergency-related until April 13.

Patients are encouraged to use virtual health whenever possible. Spectrum Health has enabled primary care and most specialty care medical teams to see patients through a virtual visit.

Patients in Michigan can schedule an appointment with a physician or advanced practice provider by downloading the Spectrum Health Now app and using a smart device, tablet or computer with a webcam and internet connection. Appointments are available around the clock, seven days a week, for non-life-threatening conditions.

For needs requiring a face-to-face visit, there are locations available and open to patients, including urgent care sites and labs. To request an appointment, go to MyHealth or call 877.362.8362. For those who require an in-person appointment, you will be directed to the appropriate location. For additional care options unrelated to COVID19, visit www.spectrumhealth.org/patientaccess .

More information about COVID-19 is posted on the Spectrum Health website.

 

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Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan. People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

Contact:
Tim Hawkins
Media Relations
Office: 616.486.6091
Mobile: 616.443.0361
Email: timothy.hawkins@spectrumhealth.org

Sarina Gleason
Media Relations
Phone: 517.256.5618
Email: sarina.gleason@spectrumhealth.org