The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on September 22, 2021, to include a booster dose six months after completion of the primary series for certain populations, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued recommendations September 24, 2021, to provide additionalContinue reading “COVID-19 Booster Shots”
Please click here to read more about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (which will now be known as Comirnaty) which has achieved full FDA approval for use in individuals age 16+. It is also still available for children aged 12-15 under the emergency use authorization (EUA). “The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is a milestone asContinue reading “FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine”
Attention Ouray County patients – MMH is resuming their health fair labs for self pay patients who would like to do a variety of bloodwork screenings. If you would like to get your bloodwork done locally, they will be at the 4H Event Center THIS SATURDAY!
Hi MMC patients! We know that it can be difficult to keep up with the changing guidelines pertaining to COVID-19. In this post we will discuss everything you need to know about mask wearing requirements in Ouray County. Originally, the Ouray County Board of Health (which is our Board of County Commissioners – the BOCC)Continue reading “Updated Mask Order”
MMC is excited to announce that we have officially hired a new full time provider to help expand our availability to locals and tourists alike! Alison Joseph, FNP-C will begin seeing patients full time at Mountain Medical Center in Ridgway, CO in June 2021. Her patient panel will be open for both acute care forContinue reading “New Provider at MMC”
4/26/2021 The Ouray County Public Health Agency (OCPHA) is currently running both Moderna and J&J vaccine clinics this week! Please click here to register for a COVID-19 vaccination or call (970) 325-4670 ext. 1. The goal is to have the J&J clinic on Wednesday at the 4H center in addition to Moderna clinics on Monday,Continue reading “COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics”
Mountain Medical Center is pleased to announce that Physician Directed Aesthetic Care is now available at our office in Ridgway! We are hosting a limited-attendance FREE educational event next Thursday, March 25th at 6pm. Please see the flyer below for details and to RSVP if you are interested in learning more. If you decide atContinue reading “MM Aesthetics”
If you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are wondering what that changes for you, look no further! Below is the official guidance from the CDC. What’s Changed If you’ve been fully vaccinated: You can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask. You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one otherContinue reading “Vaccinated and Wondering What Changes for You?”
REMOTE, (Feb. 19, 2021): Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced that as of 4 p.m. today the vaccine data dashboard includes county-level vaccine administration data in beta. The goal of the expanded data dashboard is part of the state’s commitment to prioritize data transparency throughout the COVID-19 response, to inform an equitableContinue reading “Colorado Vaccine Dashboard with County-Level Data”
Below are the current testing options for MMC patients: Mountain Medical Center Please note that appointment availability is limited and will be prioritized to symptomatic patients and people with close contact exposures to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19. This means you have spent 15+ minutes within 6 feet of someone within 48 hoursContinue reading “COVID-19 Local Testing Options”
If you live in Ouray County, please read this blog post for information regarding how to sign up to be notified when the vaccine is available for your phase. For Mountain Medical Center patients who live in San Miguel County, please note that you will need to go to the San Miguel County Public HealthContinue reading “COVID-19 Vaccine for San Miguel County Residents”
*Updated 4/1/2021**Updated again 8/16/2021* If you live in San Miguel County, please read this blog post for information regarding how to sign up to be notified when the vaccine is available for your phase. For Mountain Medical Center patients who live in Ouray County: Good news! The Ouray County Public Health Agency (OCPHA) is distributingContinue reading “COVID-19 Vaccine for Ouray County Residents”
Please see the full 12/02/2020 release below from the Colorado Office of Communications from the Department of Public Health & Environment regarding the new, reduced quarantine length options for people with COVID-19 exposure with no subsequent symptoms. In synopsis: If exposed people do not develop symptoms, they may be released from quarantine after completing dayContinue reading “New COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines”
Please also see the information below from the Ouray County Public Health Agency: PRESS RELEASENovember 4, 2020Contact: Tanner Kingery, Director, Ouray County Public Health AgencyPhone: 970-325-4670Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:OURAY COUNTY SAFER AT HOME STATUS POTENTIAL CHANGE AND COMMUNITY TESTING EVENTOuray County may be moving to the Safer at Home Level 2 (Yellow) status based onContinue reading “FREE Voluntary COVID-19 Testing Event this Wednesday 11/11/2020”
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment released a new phone application over the weekend that has the potential to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our state. Please note that this app is completely optional and must be downloaded (on androids) and enabled (on iPhones) before it works. Go to addyourphone.com to learnContinue reading “Add Your Phone to Fight COVID-19”
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