Crawfordsville hospital requests community to seek alternatives for COVID-19 testing

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Emergency department physicians across the state are caring for a large volume of patients, including those with urgent COVID-19 complications and other serious ailments, including trauma and broken bones. Although you always have the right to visit the emergency department of your choice, officials with Franciscan Health are asking for your help to preserve critical emergency department staffing resources by asking patients experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms to contact their primary care physician, an urgent care clinic, or community site to receive COVID-19 testing versus the emergency room.

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The Franciscan Alliance healthcare ministry began in Lafayette, Ind., in 1875. Today, Franciscan Alliance is one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Midwest with 12 hospital campuses, more than 19,000 employees and a number of nationally recognized Centers of Health Care Excellence. Hospitals include: Franciscan Health Carmel; Franciscan Health Crawfordsville; Franciscan Health Crown Point; Franciscan Health Dyer; Franciscan Health Hammond; Franciscan Health Indianapolis; Franciscan Health Lafayette; Franciscan Health Michigan City; Franciscan Health Mooresville; Franciscan Health Munster; Franciscan Health Olympia Fields (IL); and Franciscan Health Rensselaer.