Your patients may be asking about the Ebola virus, and you may even have a few questions yourself. Now, you can get answers from state health representatives five days a week.
The Indiana State Health Department (ISDH) has opened a call center, available Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. EST to help you. The number is (877) 826-0011 and for the hearing impaired, (888) 561-0044.
“There are a lot of questions about Ebola right now and unfortunately, quite a bit of misinformation is going around,” said former State Health Commissioner William VanNess, M.D. “The call center will provide people with a way to easily speak directly to a state health representative and get the information they need.”
For all health care providers, Dr. VanNess urged checking travel history when receiving a patient with flu-like symptoms.
Read the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here.
|Stay informed about Ebola
Visit the ISMA’s Ebola webpage frequently to read the latest news and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Indiana State Department of Health and other key agencies and organizations.
Learn the signs and symptoms and what to do if an Ebola-exposed patient enters your practice, clinic or hospital. Go to the ISMA website.