The Door County Medical Center has informed us that they are taking steps to make healthcare services more accessible while maintaining a high level of safety and meeting patients’ needs. As for elective surgeries, they have worked with other regional hospitals with proper guidelines for resuming elective procedures. Of course, emergency and urgent care remains available to anyone in need, and you are asked to not wait in receiving urgent care. As for clinic and rehabilitation services, clinicians and rehab specialists are now available at all locations, especially for those needing to manage health conditions. Remember, anyone entering a medical center facility is required to wear a mask at all times, though special considerations will be made for patients with medical reasons preventing use of a mask. Everyone is invited to wash your hands upon arrival and before leaving the care area. Also, appointment times are being staggered to encourage social distancing, reduce traffic, and create safe spacing. For the safety of all, you are asked to consider using an alternative means of communication for non-emergency consultations. You can use telemedicine video or phone visits to safely connect with clinicians. The DCMC staff will listen to your concerns and work to get you needed services. Don’t hesitate to call 920-743-5566. Also, the COVID-19 Hotline is still available if you think you’ve been exposed to the virus. That number is 920-746-3700 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm everyday, and for other times call Prevea Afterhours at 877-746-0003.