Health & Wellness Resources
Hotlines and Support Information Related to COVID-19:STATE OF MICHIGAN INFORMATION:
- COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-535-6136 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily)
- Email email@example.com (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily)
- Michigan Department of Health, COVID-19 Resources, and Updates
- Assistance for low-income Michiganders
- Family Well-being Guide: Supporting Child and Family Well-Being During the COVID-19 Emergency
OAKLAND COUNTY INFORMATION:
- Text OAKGOV to 28748 to subscribe to receive COVID-19 updates
- Oakland County Health Division, COVID-19 Resources, and Updates
- The Oakland County Nurse on Call is also available at 800-848-5533, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CITY OF BERKLEY & LOCAL INFORMATION:
- The City is conducting Wellness Checks for seniors and at-risk residents. To be added to the call list, contact Bridget Dean at 248-930-0544 OR Theresa McArleton at 248-672-0295
- Common Ground: 800-231-1127
- Haven: 248-334-1274, TTY: 248-972-2540
- Beaumont Health COVID-19 Website
Update from Beaumont Health: Home Beams for Health Care Teams 3/31/20
Beaumont Health is launching a new initiaitve to honor and recognize all the heath care heroes working together to battle COVID-19: Home Beams for Health Care Teams.
Every evening at 8 p.m., beginning March 31, families are encouraged to step outside their front door and shine a flashlight toward their nearest hospital to show support for health care heroes across Southeast Michigan. Families are also encouraged to swap out their porch light with a blue lightbulb as a sign of support for health care heroes and first responders.
“This pandemic can feel isolating and dark. That’s why we want to brighten the spirits of our health care heroes and also provide community members with opportunities to show support for our incredible health care workers,” Beaumont Health Chief Nursing Officer Susan Grant said. “In addition to continuing to protect our staff and address their needs, we hope these kinds of activities will help reassure our team we’re all in this together.”
“Home Beams for Health Care Teams” is inspired by Beaumont’s popular annual holiday tradition, “Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams,” which invites families to gather outside Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and shine flashlights to show support for pediatric patients spending the holidays in hospital.
Beaumont is also asking community members to post videos and pictures on social media of themselves participating in the event. Please tag Beaumont Health and use the hashtag: #HealthCareHeroes.
In addition to launching the “Home Beams for Health Care Teams” program, Beaumont also encourages the community to tie blue ribbons around their trees as a sign of support. Volunteers have already tied blue ribbons around trees at the health system’s eight hospital campuses. Beaumont has also ordered Blue Ribbons to provide to people who donate supplies at designated drop-off locations.
Read more on this initiative and ways to support health care heroes on your social media channels on Beaumont Health's website.
An Update from Beaumont Health - Supplies Needed - 3/21/20
The following message is from Beaumont Health. Please share it with anyone who may have supplies to donate.
Centralized drop-off site at Beaumont Service Center will support Beaumont physicians, nurses and staff across the health system
Beaumont Health’s team continues to work together in a coordinated effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, care for patients who have contracted the virus and protect physicians, nurses and staff.
As the number of COVID-19 patients continues to climb, Beaumont Health is now accepting certain medical supplies and donations to help support the health systems ongoing efforts to protect staff and patients during the pandemic.
“We have heard from people all over Michigan who want to donate medical supplies, equipment and money to help with Beaumont’s efforts to protect our staff and care for our patients,” Beaumont Health Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer Margaret Cooney Casey said. “We are so grateful for all the community members who are pitching in to help. And, we’re pleased that we can coordinate all the donations now at one location and disperse them to the areas of greatest need throughout Beaumont Health.”
Effective immediately, Beaumont will accept donations of items listed below at the Beaumont Service Center, 26901 Beaumont Blvd, in Southfield. This is the only location where Beaumont will accept COVID-19 donations.
While we appreciate that donors may want to donate other supplies, we’re asking only for certain high priority items at this time.
Donation bins will be located outside the Beaumont Service Center main entrance through Saturday, March 28. Community members will be able to drive up and place needed supplies and materials in the bins 24/7.
MOST-NEEDED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
- new or unused disposable face masks
- N-95 mask (sometimes called respirators)
- eye protection including face shields and safety goggles
- disposable gowns
- disposable gloves (especially non-latex)
- disposable surgical caps
- disposable foot covers
- wipes: bleach or anti-microbial
- specialized items
- PAPRs (powered air purifying respirators) and PAPR hoods
- nasal testing swabs
- viral testing kits
Items Beaumont will not accept at this time:
- home-sewn reusable masks or 3-D printed ventilator parts
- medications, food, blankets, medical equipment, or other supplies
Note: These kinds of items might be needed later. If Beaumont’s donation needs change, the list will be updated.
Receipts will be available online.
For bulk donations and pick-up, call: Scott Maglott – 248-551-9392 or Rick Porzadek 248-441-9391.
Donors who are not feeling well should wait until they are well before donating supplies or equipment.
To make a financial donation to Beaumont’s COVID-19 Fund to assist patients and emergency operations, visit the Beaumont Health Foundation's website or mail a check to the Beaumont Health Foundation (Please write COVID-19 Fund on your check).
Beaumont Health Foundation
26901 Beaumont Blvd., 5D
Southfield, MI 48033
Questions? Please contact The Beaumont Health Foundation: 947-522-0100, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
An Update from Beaumont Health 3/20/20
The following message is shared from Beaumont Health. They have asked us to share their updates with our community. Stay safe and healthy, everyone!
Beaumont committed to transparency with the community, will share daily COVID-19 test and admission statistics effective immediately
In an effort to share COVID-19 testing and admissions information with the community, Beaumont Health will begin providing daily updates on its website.
“During this public health crisis, we have an obligation to share our COVID-19 data with the many communities we serve,” Beaumont Health CEO John Fox said. “We want to be transparent. The numbers reflect the gravity of the pandemic and our staff’s dedicated actions to detect and treat patients at all eight of our hospitals.”
Once a day, the following numbers/statistics will be available on Beaumont’s website:
- Total number of patients tested by Beaumont for COVID-19.
- Number of patients who test positive for COVID-19.
- Number of patients who test negative for COVID-19.
- Number of patients with pending COVID-19 test results. Beaumont has shifted mainly to COVID-19 testing within its own labs, but will still use some outside national labs.
- Number of patients tested for COVID-19 currently in a Beaumont hospital.
- Number of patients tested for COVID-19 and sent home.
Explained Dr. Nicholas Gilpin, Beaumont Health’s medical director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology, “Most patients who test positive for COVID-19 will not experience complications and will recover. We’re telling people without complications or chronic health conditions to go home, rest and take over-the-counter medication for pain or fever.”
The statistics have been compiled since March 1. Beaumont’s daily numbers will vary from the State of Michigan due to processing times.
Beaumont Health also launched a free online COVID-19 risk assessment tool yesterday, March 18. It allows patients to answer a series of questions about their symptoms and help them determine whether to stay home or seek medical attention. Within the first 24 hours, more than 27,500 people visited the site and clicked on the risk assessment tool.
To use the free online risk assessment tool.
Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system and is most preferred for health care in Southeast Michigan, according to NRC Health survey data. The not-for-profit organization was created to provide patients with greater access to compassionate, extraordinary care, every day. Beaumont Health has a total net revenue of $4.7 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,429 beds, 145 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians, 38,000 employees and 3,500 volunteers. In 2018, Beaumont Health had about 178,000 inpatient discharges, 18,000 births and 573,000 emergency visits. For more information, visit beaumont.org.
An Update from Beaumont Health 3/18/20
An Update from Beaumont Health - A New Coronavirus Risk Assessment Tool
Good Afternoon, Berkley Schools Community,
The following message is from Beaumont Health - they asked us to share this information with you.
As we've said before, take care of yourself and your family, stay away from crowded spaces (including playgrounds), rethink playdates, watch your symptoms and see a doctor if you or your family member have symptoms similar to the flu. By physically distancing ourselves from one another, we can help flatten the curve of the rate of infection.â‹â‹â‹â‹â‹â‹â‹
Beaumont Health launches free online COVID-19 risk assessment tool
Beaumont Health launched a free online COVID-19 risk assessment tool today, March 18, which allows patients to answer a series of questions about their symptoms and help them determine whether to stay home or seek medical attention.
See the free online risk assessment tool on Beaumont's website.
After answering the questions, the online tool will suggest what action a patient should take such as:
- Contacting a primary care physician.
- Going to a curbside screening.
- Seeking treatment at an emergency center.
- Staying home and monitoring symptoms.
“Many people who become infected with COVID-19 can stay home and treat their symptoms with over the counter medication, unless their symptoms become severe. The primary symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath,” Dr. Nicholas Gilpin, Beaumont Health’s medical director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology, said. “This online risk assessment tool will help our patients better understand what steps they should consider taking if they are not feeling well.”
In addition, patients should also consider calling Beaumont’s Coronavirus hotline, 800-592-4784, or their physician’s office before attempting to get screened. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, please call 911.
“Everyone does not necessarily need to be tested. Most people who become infected with the disease will not experience complications and will recover. They will just need to go home, rest and take over the counter pain medication,” Dr. Gilpin said.
How you can help stop the spread of COVID-19
- Stay home when you are sick (fever, cough, upper respiratory infection symptoms).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially before eating, after coughing or sneezing, and after using the bathroom.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Note: If you’re experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or the number for your local emergency service. Beaumont’s online risk assessment tool provides general information based on interim clinical guidance developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The tool DOES NOT provide diagnosis or treatment of COVID-19. It DOES NOT take into consideration a patient’s complete current condition and medical history. It SHOULD NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of an appropriately qualified and licensed physician or other health care provide, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult a medical professional for serious symptoms.