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HMH creates hotline for patients with flu-like/respiratory symptoms

Today, Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) leaders announced a new hotline for people with flu-like/respiratory symptoms.

“The hotline will be staffed by HMH registered nurses who can answer questions and provide accurate information about the flu and COVID-19 symptoms,” said Shelia Smallwood, HMH Assistant Vice President, HMH Medical Group. “Callers unsure of where or when to seek treatment will be given guidance according to the latest CDC recommendations.”

Nurses will field questions and direct patients to the appropriate level of care. The hotline number is (270) 979-7777 open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Hotline use should be limited to those with symptoms or those with a loved one experiencing symptoms, such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath.

For general information about COVID-19, please check the following reliable, up-to-date sources:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services or Public Hotline: 1-800-722-5725
Lincoln Trail District Health Department
Hardin Memorial Health or Patient Symptom Hotline: (270) 979-7777

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