Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Page

 

Help us STOP Coronavirus (COVID-19) by using the following self care tips:

1. Stay home, except to get medical care.
2. Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
3. Call ahead before visiting your doctor -- If you have a medical appointment, please call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have (COVID-19). This will allow the healthcare provider’s office to take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
4. Wear a facemask if you are sick.
5. Cover your coughs and sneezes -- (COVID-19) is spread by respiratory droplets, throw used tissues into a lined trash can.
6. Clean your hands often -- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, going to the bathroom, and before eating or preparing food. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available (alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol).
7. Avoid sharing personal household items -- dishes, drinking glasses, cups eating utensils, towels, bedding with other people or pets in your home.
8. Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday -- counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, bedside tables, etc.
9. Monitor your symptoms -- seek medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). Please remember to call your health care provider prior to presenting to the healthcare facility to get instructions on how/where to enter the building. Wear a mask upon entering.


*IMPORTANT NUMBERS TO KEEP IN MIND.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Call Center: 877.215.8336 (for everyone)

  • NEW! 24/7 AST Health System 24 hour LIVE Corona Virus (COVID-19) Information Number: 405.695.1787 (for our Absentee Shawnee Tribal Members and ASTHS patients)


**INFORMATION FROM THE  AST HEALTH SYSTEM, STATE OF OK., CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC), & INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES (IHS):

  1. ASTHS links for the following (click on blue links below):

  2. OK State and Federal COVID-19 Information/ Announcement Links:

 

**RESOURCES FOR YOUR USE:

 

 

 

  • Substance Abuse Resources:

    • Alcoholics Anonymous AA   ONLINE MEETINGS: www.aa-intergroup.org

    • Call Intergroup: 405.524.1100-

      • Find a Meeting-If you need help finding a meeting near you.  Just call 405.524.1100 and they will find the closest one.  You can also download an app “Meeting Guide”.  It leads you to the nearest meeting and provides directions.

      • They can help you find a meeting, or provide other helpful numbers for you to find help.  They are available even if you just need to talk. Also available is the Chat feature is that operates between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, in case you are more comfortable with text.

      • This is the OKC Intergroup Hotline.  A recovering alcoholic will answer this phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  You can talk to us because we know exactly how you feel.  We’ve been there. Tenemos una línea que habla español, el número es 405.722.0184405.408.7927.

      • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)​
        • NAMI Helpline 1- 800.522.9054 or in a crisis, text “NAMI” to 741741 (Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.

 

 

 

***Please note that additional links and information will be added at a future date. Check back for updates. For inquires on updates please email Sacha.Almanza@astribe.com.

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